The Executive Committee

Here are your Connecticut State PTA Officers

~  2015- 2017~

The Executive Committee is your elected officers of the CT PTA. 
They include the President, President Elect,
  Membership Support VP, 
Government Relations VP and
Inclusivity Outreach VP.



Kathy Kennedy

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 Kathy is the proud mother of two children, Rebecca and Brett.  She became involved in PTA when her daughter was a kindergartener in 2000 and has never looked back.  She continued her involvement with the PTA in her children’s middle school and high school.  Her first position in the PTA was Corresponding Secretary at Live Oaks Elementary School.  She went on to hold the positions of Recording Secretary, Parliamentarian, and Council Representative, as well as chairing a number of events and committees, including the Nominating Committee and Bylaws Committee.  At East Shore Middle School she served as Recording Secretary and Vice President.  She also chaired the Nominating Committee, Bylaws Committee and the Spring Fundraiser.  Kathy is also proud to be a member of the One Voice High School PTSA since its inception.  She also served on the Milford Council of PTAs holding the positions of Treasurer, Recording Secretary and two terms as Council President from 2008-2010.  In 2009, Kathy became the Region III Director for the Connecticut State PTSA, a position she held until 2011, when she became the Inclusivity/Outreach Vice President for CTPTSA.  She has also served as the Chair of the Strategic Leadership Plan (CTPTSA).  In addition to her work with her PTA families, Kathy volunteers in her hometown of Milford with the United Way, Bridges and Milford Celebrates and her church.  She is also very active with the Foran High School Sports Booster Club.  In addition to her volunteer work, Kathy is employed full time with the City of Milford.  She also serves as the Recording Secretary for the City’s Board of Aldermen and numerous other Boards and Commissions in the City of Milford.




President Elect


Lisa Beth Savitz



 Lisa Beth (“LB”) Savitz has volunteered for her children’s schools since serving on the board of their daycare, the Soldiers’ Field Park Children’s Center in Boston, Mass., in the late 1990’s. Her involvement with PTA began when the family moved to Connecticut in 2001. She has filled numerous roles in the Greenwich PTAs, including President of North Street School PTA and President of Greenwich PTA Council. She is on the boards of the Connecticut Association for the Gifted and the Greenwich School Readiness Council, as well as the Yale Alumni Association of Greenwich for which she will begin a term as President in June. Her favorite volunteer activity is working on stage crew for school plays. She is the mother of three boys and a former financial analyst for film and television production, including Walt Disney Studios and WGBH Educational Foundation.

Helen Craye

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I started volunteering with PTA about 18 years ago when my son started Kindergarten at Franklin School in Stratford. There I was BookFair and Library committee chairs,  PTA Secretary, vice president, and then President.

I became Stratford PTA Council secretary, then President for 4 years. I have also been on the Board of Education's curriculum committee for 3 years

At the state level I have been on the Board as a member, Region 4 director and Treasurer.

I have been active with Girl Scouts of Connecticut for 15 years as a leader, Stratford Registrar and currently, Treasurer. I am also a State Board delegate.

I have worked the past 15 years, during the tax season, as a senior tax advisor.

My children are grown- my son is an engineer with a medical equipment firm and my daughter is a junior in a fine arts college in Pennsylvania. My husband just retired from 35 years service as a technical manager in a chemical company.


Government Relations
Vice President

Jim Accomamdo


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 Jim is a self employed consultant in the credit card industry with over 25 years of financial services experience. He has been actively involved in his children’s school, church and extracurricular activities their entire lives. Board & Executive Board of Director Member,  1st VP, VP Membership & Region IV Co-Director of  Fairfield County:    CT State PTA; President Elect, President, Past President Advisor, VP Nominations, VP Communications:   PTA Council, Fairfield CT Board & Executive Board of Director Member, VP Fundraising, Done in a Day, Board of  Education Representative:   Tomlinson Middle School; Board & Executive Board of Director Member, PTA Council Delegate,  Board of Education Representative, Junior Great Books Instructor, Art in the Classroom Instructor, Committee Volunteer:   Holland Hill Elementary School

Jim has a daughter, 10 and a son 15. His wife is a second grade Teacher in Fairfield




Membership VP

Jen Falotico









Inclusivity/Outreach Vice President

Marne Usher


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Marne Usher lives in North Haven with her husband Steve, her son Andrew, 1 big dog, 1 cat (who is big in attitude) and a tankful of fish (otherwise known as kitty TV). Her work with PTA, like so many PTA members, began when her children started school. During that time she has served in various positions at her children’s schools and on the CT PTA board and has also had the privilege of representing CT PTA on various outside boards, task force and coalitions. In addition to her work with CT PTA, Marne serves on the North Haven Board of Ethics as their Secretary.