CTCDD: 10-20-16 Minutes

10-20-16 Minutes


Executive Director Search Committee

October 20, 2016

Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

60B Weston Street, Hartford, CT 

2:00 PM to 4:45 PM


Present:  Shelagh McClure, Ada Suarez, Chris Blake, Jim Rosen (by phone), Joyce Lewis


Staff:   Molly Cole, John D’Agata ( Staff for Chris Blake)


1. Re-order Agenda:  Shelagh asked that the committee re-order the agenda as follows:  Minutes, Interview Procedure, Review of Applicants, Finalize Interview Questions, Adjourn. 


2. Approval of Minutes:  Ada Suarez moved to approve the minutes of June 15.  Jim Rosen seconded.  The motion carried with Joyce Lewis, Chris Blake abstaining. Joyce Lewis moved to approve the minutes of July 13 and Ada Suarez seconded.  The motion carried with Jim Rosen abstaining. 


3. Interview Procedure:  November 3 is the confirmed date for interviews.  A possible second day for interviews is November 7 or November 9th.  The second round of interviews would only be a half day.    If the committee determines they will interview all six applicants, then November 3rd will be a full day with 45 minutes for each candidate’s interview and 15 minutes for discussion following each interview.    It is required that each candidate be interviewed by the same team of individuals and that each candidate is asked the same questions.  Shelagh reminded the group that all materials and discussion is confidential.  The process must be fair.


4. Review of Applicants: 

The committee carefully reviewed the  merits and weaknesses of each candidate’s application package.  Candidates A, C, and E will not be interviewed.  Candidates B, D, and F will be interviewed. Molly will document the reasons that three candidates will not be interviewed.

5. Review of Interview Questions:  The committee reviewed and revised the interview questions.  Molly and Shelagh will revise and send to the committee. 


6. Next Steps:  Molly will let Daimar Ramos (Human Resources) know of the interview decisions, and will work with staff to schedule these.   The Committee will convene at 9:30 AM on November 3rd at the Office of Protection and Advocacy.  The first interview will be scheduled for 10 AM, with one at 11:15 and one at  12:45. 

7. Adjourn:  Joyce Lewis moved to adjourn the meeting and Chris Blake seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 4:45 PM. 

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