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Election 2021 | Candidate Bios & Profiles

Town of Woodbridge, CT 2021 Election Candidate Profiles

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Stephen Francis – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

Woodbridge is a beautiful small New England town, rich in history and charm. Widely, we have residents who are thoughtful and considerate, many of them having lived in town for many years or who are part of multi-generational Woodbridge families. I am proud to live in Woodbridge and admire the many talented volunteers and professional …

Jeffrey Atwood – Incumbent Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

Jeffrey is running for re-election to the Zoning Board of Appeals where he has served since 2017. He has been a proud resident of Woodbridge for most of his life and is a graduate of Amity High School.  He attended Boston University where he met his wife, Nancy Li Atwood.  They have two children who …

Celia Waters – Incumbent Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

Celia is a candidate for the Zoning Board of Appeals.  An attorney, she has been a Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate the past two years and now seeks a full-time seat on the board. Celia was born and raised in Woodbridge and moved right back to Woodbridge after law school in 2015.  She and her …

Paul Kuriakose – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

Board of Selectmen candidate Paul Kuriakose has served on the Board of Finance since 2015 and has been its vice-chair since 2019. Paul brings expertise from a successful business career as a real estate investor and manager and decades as a technology strategist.  He is a collaborative and forward-thinking leader on the Board of Finance …

Muffy German – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

I am a lifelong resident of Woodbridge, and still reside in the 200-year-old farmhouse where I was brought up.  I attended Center and Beecher Road Schools and Bethany Junior High before going to The Gateway in New Haven.  After graduating from Wells College, I returned to Woodbridge and took a survey course in calligraphy at …

Barbara Hagan-Smith – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

The town of Woodbridge is a very special place in our world. This is why my ancestors chose to live here from the 1790s on. And, this is why my family brought me up here and I continue to live here. For more than seven decades I have enjoyed all that this town offers to …

David Ross – Incumbent Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

David Ross, M.D., Ph.D., is running for re-election to the Woodbridge Board of Education (2-year term), having been appointed to fill a vacancy in 2019. David is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and an attending psychiatrist at the West Haven VA, specializing in the care of veterans with posttraumatic stress …

Jeffrey Luck – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

I have been a Woodbridge Resident for the past 11 years. My wife Christine and I have two children at Beecher Road School. I completed my undergrad at Baruch College in Operations Management, Forecasting and Statistical Analysis and my MBA from Long Island University in International Business. I have been in the pharmaceutical industry for …

Robert Wiznia – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

I have a long-standing interest in Woodbridge land use regulations which has been very helpful during my prior service on the Woodbridge Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), initially as an alternate and subsequently as a regular member. Effective membership on the ZBA requires a detailed understanding of these regulations. To enhance my knowledge in this …

Aldon Hynes – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate

Aldon is running for re-election to the Zoning Board of Appeals as an Alternate.  He is a past chair of ZBA having first been elected to the board in 2013. He has long been active in the Woodbridge community since moving here in 2007 with his wife Kim and their daughter Fiona who attended Beecher …

Maria Madonick – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Maria Federico Madonick, APRN, CRNA, is running for a seat on the Woodbridge Board of Education after serving for several years as a member of the Beecher Road School PTO Executive Board as Treasurer, and as Special Events Coordinator.  She has served on its Teacher Grant Committee since 2015. Maria will complete her Doctor of …

Janet Barillari – Candidate for Board of Assessment Appeals

It would be an honor to again serve our Town acting in the best interest of all parties involved, both the Town and its residents. My husband, Paul D’Ostilio, and I have been residents of Woodbridge for 30 years. We moved to Woodbridge because we enjoyed the quaint, rural feeling of the town which also …

Roy M. Ivins – Candidate for Amity Board of Education

Roy grew up in Branford, was educated at Michigan State University, and served in the Army with a tour in Vietnam.  Roy and his wife Maria have lived in Woodbridge for over forty years.  They have three children, all of whom went through the Woodbridge/Amity school system, and currently have four grandchildren in the system …

Sanjay Gupta – Candidate for Amity Board of Education

I have been Woodbridge resident for 8 years and have been living in Connecticut for over 20 years.  I completed my MBA degree from UCONN Stamford, in Finance & IT and have served on many condominium boards in various capacities as President, Vice President and Treasurer as volunteer positions.  I am married with two children.  …

Joe Crisco – Incumbent Candidate for Board of Selectmen

As a Selectman in Woodbridge since 2017, Joe is running for re-election to a third term. He serves as liaison to the Board of Police Commissioners, Board of Fire Commissioners and Town Plan and Zoning Commission. Before his election to the Board of Selectmen, his twelve terms as a State Senator, from 1993 to 2016, …

Donna Schuster – Candidate for Amity Regional Board of Education

Donna Schuster, M.B.A., is running for the Amity Regional Board of Education.  She seeks to supplement complementary roles as a former court advocate for abused and neglected children, and current mother of three children enrolled in the Woodbridge and Amity school districts. Donna has over 10 years of business experience in marketing with various Fortune …

Brooke Hopkins – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Hello, I’m Brooke Hopkins and would be honored to serve as a member on our district’s Board of Education. A Woodbridge resident of 13 years, I have three children currently attending Beecher Road School. Over the past 9 years I’ve been an active parent, volunteering in the classrooms and participating in numerous school functions. Such …

Carol Oladele – Candidate for Amity Regional Board of Education

Carol Oladele, Ph.D., M.P.H., is running for the Amity Regional Board of Education.  She is a chronic disease epidemiologist and health disparities researcher at Yale.  Her professional expertise will help inform districtwide conversations on public health issues. Carol earned her Ph.D. in Epidemiology and her MPH in Health Education from the University of South Florida.  …

Jay Dahya – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Jay Dahya, PhD, is running for a seat on the Woodbridge Board of Education after being actively involved at Beecher Road School as a parent.  Jay has served on the school’s Diversity Committee since 2018, and he and his wife have been MAG parents for the past seven years. Jay is a professor of finance …

Lin Yang – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

When I was a teenager, America was but a dream, an abstract, faraway idea of freedom, self-sufficiency and opportunity.  Twenty-five years ago, in the spring of 1996, I became among the fortunate few for whom that dream turned into reality when the University of New York offered me a full scholarship.  Sixteen years ago, I …

Harry Nussbaum – Incumbent Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

Henry is running for re-election to the Zoning Board of Appeals where he currently serves as chair.  He was first elected to the ZBA in 2005. A physician at Bristol Hospital, he is running for re-election to continue “to participate in making Woodbridge a better place to live by providing good governance,” he says. Dr. …

Sheila McCreven – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

Sheila is running for the Board of Selectmen after 20 years of continuous public service to Woodbridge.  She is presently a member of the Amity Board of Education (ABOE), where she has served since 2014.  Previously a member of the ABOE’s Policy committee, chair of the Personnel committee, and Board Secretary, she also chaired the …

Sarah Beth Del Prete – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Hi, I’m Sarah Beth Del Prete and I’m running for Woodbridge Board of Education and I am hoping to earn your vote in this important upcoming election. For those of you who may not know me, I am a New Haven native who moved here 5 years ago. My husband, Dan, and I have 7 …

Andrew Schaffer – Candidate for Board of Assessment Appeals

Andrew is running for re-election to the Board of Assessment Appeals.  An attorney and Woodbridge native, he and his wife Hilary have two children enrolled at Amity High School. Andrew is the current co-chair of the Family Law Section of the New Haven County Bar Association and has been a member of the Connecticut Bar …

David Lober – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

I have been a resident of Woodbridge for the past 38 years, moving here from Florida for a job opportunity.  My four children attended the Woodbridge schools, a prime reason for choosing this town.  My wife, Felicia, a Registered Nurse, is now a Systems Educator at Yale New Haven Hospital. I am a product of …

Beth Heller – Incumbent Candidate for First Selectman

Beth Heller has been First Selectman of Woodbridge since July 2017.  Prior to this, she was a member of the Board of Selectmen since 2008, serving as Deputy First Selectman since 2009.  She is seeking re-election to a third two-year term beginning on July 1, 2021.  Following the death of First Selectman Ed Sheehy in …

Daniel Cowan – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

I have enjoyed my time on the Board of Education very much over the last two years. I have learned much about the school and public education with this service. I wish to continue to serve the community by running for re-election. My wife and I have lived in Woodbridge for the last eight years, …

Michael Strambler – Incumbent Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Michael Strambler, Ph.D., is running for re-election to the Woodbridge Board of Education, having been appointed to fill a vacancy in 2019. He has been an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine since 2014 where he directs Child Well-Being and Education Research at The Consultation Center at Yale.  Michael received his Ph.D. in …

David Vogel – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

I am your neighbor; I have lived in Woodbridge for 23 years. I moved here for some of the same reasons that attract many residents to our town, Woodbridge was convenient to my workplace and it offered a great school system for my two daughters. They are now grown and have launched into successful careers. …

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