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Management Team

Kent Schwendy
President/CEO
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David McKinley
VP Development
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Maria Green
VP/CFO
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Kent Schwendy

Kent joined CIL in 2013 as the Chief Operating Officer and became President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2015. Prior to joining CIL he was a partner and senior vice president at Fuss & O’Neill, Inc., where he led the planning, design, development, and construction of various real estate projects throughout the eastern U.S. He began his career as a utility engineer for the New York State Department of Public Service in Albany. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Kent served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and deployed as an Airbase Combat Engineer in support of operations “Desert Storm,” "Southern Watch,” and "Vigilant Warrior.”

 
David McKinley

Mr. McKinley has responsibility for the direction and support of the Housing Development Division. He has worked at CIL since 1986. In that time, he has been involved in the development of supportive housing (licensed and unlicensed), affordable rental and cooperative housing, homeownership opportunities, market-rate housing and accessibility programs. Mr. McKinley has played a role in housing production and advocacy. While working at the Neighborhood Housing Coalition, he developed programs and policies that addressed problems of housing production, preservation and affordability. He previously was executive director for HART, a community organization in Hartford. Mr. McKinley holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Hartford.

 
Maria Green

Ms. Green is responsible for the accounting and reporting functions of the corporation. She supervises and manages the accounting department and oversees all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with GAAP, regulatory and audit requirements. She oversees cash flows, audit activities and forecasting. She has worked at CIL for 20 years, during which she has held various positions of progressive responsibility in accounting and financial functions. Ms. Green holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an MBA from Quinnipiac University.

 

CIL Board of Directors

Douglas Henley
Chair,
CREC
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James Parry
Vice Chair,
Retired
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Maria Green
Secretary,
CIL
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Ed Jason
Treasurer,
Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C.
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Maria Green

Ms. Green is responsible for the accounting and reporting functions of the corporation. She supervises and manages the accounting department and oversees all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with GAAP, regulatory and audit requirements. She oversees cash flows, audit activities and forecasting. She has worked at CIL for 20 years, during which she has held various positions of progressive responsibility in accounting and financial functions. Ms. Green holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an MBA from Quinnipiac University.

 
Ed Jason

Ed Jason has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, joining Whittlesey & Hadley in 1976. He was named partner in 1984 and served as the Firm’s managing partner from 1996 to 2008. Ed’s practice concentration in providing accounting and audit services to nonprofit organizations and closely-held businesses. Ed received a BA from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and holds a graduate certificate of professional accounting from Northeastern University. He is a former University of Hartford adjunct faculty member and is a noted lecturer on financial and tax issues. He also holds the titles of Diplomat, American Board of Forensic Accounting and Member, American College of Forensic Examiners. An active volunteer, Ed serves numerous nonprofit organizations including Finance Council, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford; treasurer of Capital Community College Foundation and Mercy Community Health.

 
James Parry

Jim and his wife Bonnie have lived in Glastonbury for the last 25 years where they raised their four children. Jim graduated from UCONN with an Engineering Degree and continued his education at Colorado State University in Water Resources Engineering. Consulting Engineering is where Jim has spent his entire professional career working for companies in Vermont, Colorado, Rhode Island, Maine and finally in Connecticut. From 1997 to 2013 Jim was an owner/principal at Fuss & O'Neill in Manchester, CT. He currently works as an independent consultant with Miller Forensic Consulting performing technical and engineering support to the legal community. Most of his current work is focused upon engineering and construction expert witness services.

 
Dougls Henley

Douglas Henley is currently the Director of Facilities for the Capitol Region Education Council, a Regional Educational Cooperative organization, which provides special education and magnet school services throughout the capital region. This role includes the responsibility for project management, fiscal management and operational leadership. His portfolio encompasses over a million square feet of school, office building and general-purpose facilities.

Mr. Henley received his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Eastern Connecticut State University with course concentration in Urban Planning. He has recently completed a professional program earning the Certificate in Facilities Management designation from the University of Hartford Construction Institute. Mr. Henley is a current Board Member of the Connecticut School Buildings and Grounds Association and is the past Vice President of the BSL Education Foundation of the Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

 

Kent Schwendy
President/CEO,
CIL
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David Burnett
Director,
Reliance House
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Cándida Flores
Director,
Family Life Education
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Stanley Ingersoll
Director,
Retired
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Kent Schwendy

Kent joined CIL in 2013 as the Chief Operating Officer and became President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2015. Prior to joining CIL he was a partner and senior vice president at Fuss & O’Neill, Inc., where he led the planning, design, development, and construction of various real estate projects throughout the eastern U.S. He began his career as a utility engineer for the New York State Department of Public Service in Albany. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Kent served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and deployed as an Airbase Combat Engineer in support of operations “Desert Storm,” "Southern Watch,” and "Vigilant Warrior”.

 
David Burnett

David has been the CEO of Reliance Health, Inc. for 35 years and has worked in the mental health field for nearly 40 years. Reliance House, located in Norwich CT, is a multi-service community mental health center with a $13 million annual operating budget. The agency provides multi-faceted programs including supportive housing, outreach to homeless, case management and social/recreational services. David has a BA from San Diego State University and an M. Ed. From Springfield College in Mass. He also serves on the Eastern Region Mental Health Board and Catchment Area Council 12.

 
Cándida Flores

Cándida is the Chief Executive Officer for Family Life Education in Hartford. She has over 38 years of experience in the areas of human service, state and city government, corporate management, community and economic development, and leadership. Cándida lived in Puerto Rico until 1979, when she moved to the U.S. Within 6 years, she had worked her way up from various supporting positions to becoming the executive director of the Hispanic Health Council. She has served as the Assistant to the Governor of CT in the area of Urban Affairs, as well as the Vice-President for Urban Affairs at The Arrow Corporation in Farmington. Cándida returned to Puerto Rico to care for her mother, and while there, ran the Downtown Development Corporation in the City of Caguas. She was also commissioned by Washington, D.C.’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation to create a non-profit housing service organization in one of the city’s most impoverished areas. Cándida returned to the U.S. in 2000 and served as Chief of Staff for the Mayor of New Haven. She is a frequent public speaker and expert consultant on topics in her field. Cándida has received numerous awards and recognitions related to Hispanic, youth, women, and human service issues.

 
Stanley Ingersoll

Stanley is the recently retired COO at HARC, Inc., a non-profit agency that provides residential, day, employment, recreation, and early intervention supports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, as well as support for their families. Stan joined HARC, Inc. in 1982 as its first Director of Residential Services. His entire career has been spent in various capacities serving people with intellectual and other development disabilities. While attending UConn, Stan worked at the Mansfield State Training School and subsequently supervised a number of group homes in the Hartford area. Stan was CIL’s first property manager and then became CIL’s Vice-President of Asset Management.

 

Barbara Pilarcik, RN
Director,
The Association for
Community Living
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Patrick Pinnell
Director,
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Manuel Silva
Director,
MSDesigns, LLC
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Marlene Thomas
Director,
Community Solutions, Inc.
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Barbara Pilarcik

Barbara is the Executive Director of The Association for Community Living in Springfield, MA. She has held this role since 2009 when she was promoted from her previous position as Director of Specialized Home Care and Intensive Residential Services, a capacity in which she served the agency for 15 years. In addition, as The Association for Community Living’s Director, Intermediate Care Facilities for 7 years, Barbara was responsible for overall management of ICF/MR programs for people with mental retardation and physical handicaps.

Barbara’s volunteer leadership accomplishments include, as Chair of the Complex Medical Needs Task Force, securing grant funding and publishing a manual for providers, consumers, and their families to ensure smooth transitions from home to hospital; as President of the statewide ICF/MR industry in Massachusetts, overseeing significant successes in rate negotiations, membership increases, and reductions in quality deficiencies; and, as member of a national committee, passing federal legislation excluding foster care provider stipends from income tax.

 
Patrick Pinnell

Patrick is an architect, planner, author, and educator, with his office in the lower Connecticut River Valley. He holds a Bachelor of Science in English Literature and Master of Architecture from Yale. Among his architectural work are houses in New York, Michigan, Florida, California, and Connecticut, as well as urban-scale projects including participation in the planning of Hartford's downtown and region, co-leading the urban design team for the Save Fenway Park effort in Boston, a design code in Malibu, California, and work with Duany / Plater-Zyberk of Miami on a number of new developments around the country. Patrick has also served as vice-chair of the Hartford Parking Authority. He formerly headed Yale's graduate research program in Environmental Design, and taught design studio and architectural theory classes in the School of Architecture there from 1981 until 1998. A founding member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Patrick has long-standing interest and experience in housing and town planning issues, and his completed buildings include a social housing tower in an historic district of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 
Manny Silva

Manuel Silva is owner of MSDesigns, LLC and is a residential designer, and drafting and design consultant specializing in accessible and universal design. He is certified in Architectural Drafting and has been running his own business since 1996. Manny previously worked as a draftsman, a CAD (Computer-Assisted Design) Operator, and a designer for an architectural firm. Manny has served on the board of directors of the Center for Disabilities Rights.

 
Marlene Thomas

Marlene has served as the Controller / V.P. of Finance for Community Solutions, Inc. for more than 10 years, following an extensive career in finance with area CPA firms. She also operated an accounting business which provided accounting services to small businesses. Marlene and the accounting department oversee CSI's compliance with state(s) and federal fiscal requirements. She is a graduate of Bay Path College with a bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting. Marlene is a recent graduate of the Hartford Leadership Development Roundtable program.

 

Andrew Woods
Director,
Hartford Communities 
that Care
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Andrew Woods

Andrew is the Executive Director and Lead Clinician at Hartford Communities that Care. He has more than 25 years of experience in mental health/drug treatment and prevention services in community-based and school-based settings. Andrew is also an Adjunct Professor in the State of Connecticut Community College System, presenting lectures on social welfare policy, community organizing, sociology, and psychology, as well as providing community service and internship opportunities to college students. Prior to joining Hartford Communities that Care, he was a Substance Abuse and HIV Counselor with Alcohol and Recovery Centers in Hartford, a Substance Abuse/Mental Health Clinician and then the Director of Prevention/Intervention Services with Hartford Behavioral Health. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Social Work from the University of Connecticut, West Hartford.

 

CIL Development, Inc. Board of Directors

William H. Farley
Chair,
CB Richard Ellis –
N.E. Partners, LP
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R. Michael Goman
Vice Chair/Treasurer,
Goman + York Property
Advisors, LLC
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Maria Green
Secretary,
CIL
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Kent Schwendy
President/CEO,
CIL
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R. Michael Goman

Mike Goman is a licensed real estate broker in four states and a principal of Goman + York Property Advisors, LLC, an advisor to corporations, institutional investors and high net worth individuals regarding commercial real estate strategic planning, investment, acquisition and development. He serves as a board member for several commercial real estate companies and as President of Accubranch, LLC, a startup venture providing services to the banking industry. Mike has recently worked with the UCONN School of Business as the Acting Co-Director of the Center for Real Estate and previously was President and Chief Executive Officer of Konover & Associates, Inc. He is President and founder of the Connecticut Partnership for Balanced Growth, a past President of his local Main Street Partnership, a member of the Simsbury Board of Education and a board member of Duncaster Lifecare Retirement Community.

 
Maria Green

Ms. Green is responsible for the accounting and reporting functions of the corporation. She supervises and manages the accounting department and oversees all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with GAAP, regulatory and audit requirements. She oversees cash flows, audit activities and forecasting. She has worked at CIL for 20 years, during which she has held various positions of progressive responsibility in accounting and financial functions. Ms. Green holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an MBA from Quinnipiac University.

 
William H. Farley

Bill has been involved in all phases of sales, leasing, managing and consulting in the Hartford real estate market and is generally acknowledged as the premier forecaster for Greater Hartford real estate trends. Bill’s philanthropic and volunteer activities are extensive; he is a founder of the Building Owners and Management Association (BOMA), Journey Home, Inc., the American Leadership Forum and the Hartford Prayer Breakfast. He has chaired the boards of the Hartt School of Music, Hartford Seminary, Mayor’s Commission to Eliminate Homelessness, American Society of Real Estate Counselors and House of Bread. Bill is a past Vice Chair of Homeward Bound Foundation and has served as an affiliate or on the boards of the Greater Hartford Board of Realtors, Greater Hartford YMCA, Order of Franciscans Minor, and the University of Hartford Board of Regents.

 
Kent Schwendy

Kent joined CIL in 2013 as the Chief Operating Officer and became President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2015. Prior to joining CIL he was a partner and senior vice president at Fuss & O’Neill, Inc., where he led the planning, design, development, and construction of various real estate projects throughout the eastern U.S. He began his career as a utility engineer for the New York State Department of Public Service in Albany. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Kent served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and deployed as an Airbase Combat Engineer in support of operations “Desert Storm,” "Southern Watch,” and "Vigilant Warrior.”

 

Patrick Pinnell
Director,
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James Parry
Director,
Retired
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Douglas Henley
Director,
CREC
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Dougls Henley

Douglas Henley is currently the Director of Facilities for the Capitol Region Education Council, a Regional Educational Cooperative organization, which provides special education and magnet school services throughout the capital region. This role includes the responsibility for project management, fiscal management and operational leadership. His portfolio encompasses over a million square feet of school, office building and general-purpose facilities.

Mr. Henley received his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Eastern Connecticut State University with course concentration in Urban Planning. He has recently completed a professional program earning the Certificate in Facilities Management designation from the University of Hartford Construction Institute. Mr. Henley is a current Board Member of the Connecticut School Buildings and Grounds Association and is the past Vice President of the BSL Education Foundation of the Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

 
James Parry

Jim and his wife Bonnie have lived in Glastonbury for the last 25 years where they raised their four children. Jim graduated from UCONN with an Engineering Degree and continued his education at Colorado State University in Water Resources Engineering. Consulting Engineering is where Jim has spent his entire professional career working for companies in Vermont, Colorado, Rhode Island, Maine and finally in Connecticut. From 1997 to 2013 Jim was an owner/principal at Fuss & O'Neill in Manchester, CT. He currently works as an independent consultant with Miller Forensic Consulting performing technical and engineering support to the legal community. Most of his current work is focused upon engineering and construction expert witness services.

 
Patrick Pinnell

Patrick Pinnell is an architect, planner, author, and educator, with his office in the lower Connecticut River Valley. He holds a Bachelor of Science in English Literature and Master of Architecture from Yale. Among his architectural work are houses in New York, Michigan, Florida, California, and Connecticut, as well as urban-scale projects including participation in the planning of Hartford's downtown and region, co-leading the urban design team for the Save Fenway Park effort in Boston, a design code in Malibu, California, and work with Duany / Plater-Zyberk of Miami on a number of new developments around the country. Patrick has also served as vice-chair of the Hartford Parking Authority. He formerly headed Yale's graduate research program in Environmental Design, and taught design studio and architectural theory classes in the School of Architecture there from 1981 until 1998. A founding member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Patrick has long-standing interest and experience in housing and town planning issues, and his completed buildings include a social housing tower in an historic district of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.