The 2023 Veterans Stand Down conducted by the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs is in early planning stages. Attendees and organizations looking to participate can find current details and ongoing information updates by clicking here

The Department of Veterans Affairs Board of Trustees


Chairperson: Patrick Nelligan

Vice-Chairperson: John Lawlor 


John Banks

Paul F. Barry

Philip Cacciola

Carlita Cotton

John Adgers

Juan L. Cruz

Richard P. Dziekan

Peter Galgano Jr.

Steven M. Harris

Adele Hodges

Alyssa Kelleher

John Lawlor

Frederick Leaf

Patrick R. Nelligan

Sharad Samy 

Heather L. Sandler 

Sherri Vogt