Board of Directors & Staff

The  2014 CCPA Board of Directors is comprised of 13 dedicated individuals that lead CCPA member agencies. We are thankful for all of their efforts that guide the association!

CCPA Staff

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Jeffrey L. Walter

Interim CEO

Jeff directs CCPA operations and oversees all public policy and advocacy functions and iniatives for the Association. He represents CCPA on statewide committees, as well as state and federal legislative and executive bodies. 


Kirk Springsted

Vice President

Kirk oversees CCPA finance, operations, and administration. He directs the CCPA Preferred Purchasing Program and is responsible for grants and contracts, and specialized member services.


Katie Breslin

Member and Communications Coordinator

Katie supports the membership, communication, and training and education functions of the Association.


Dan Demusz

Accounts Receivable Specialist, Preferred Purchasing Program

Dan supports the accounting functions of the Association.


Brunilda Ferraj

Senior Public Policy Specialist

Brunilda is a member of the CCPA public policy team and focuses upon several issue areas including: children’s and adult behavioral health, juvenile justice, health care reform, and others.



Donna Lorenzo

Contract Specialist, Preferred Purchasing Program

Donna assists in implementing the CCPA Preferred Purchasing Program, acting as liaison with state purchasers and vendors.


Mick Reyes

Accounts Payable Specialist

Mick is responsible for maintaining the dry cleaners database and responding to their billing questions. She also responsible for the processing payments for the Preferred Purchasing Program.


Ben Shaiken

Public Policy Specialist

Ben is a member of the CCPA public policy team and focuses upon several issue areas including: developmental disabilities, child and family well being, health care reform, and others.


Natalie Villar

Customer Service/Administrative Specialist

Natalie provides administrative support and customer service for Preferred Purchasing Program contracts.


Dorena Wasik

Director of Finance

Dorena manages CCPA financial and accounting responsibilities, including the Preferred Purchasing Program and all Association functions and activities.


Sherri Woolley

Administrative Specialist

Sherri provides support services for Divisions and the Board of Directors. She maintains the member database, coordinates member communications and also assists in hospitality and other membership functions.

Senior CCPA Consultants


Spencer Cain

Senior Policy Consultant

President and CEO, Cain Associates, LLC


Patty McQueen

Senior Communications Strategist

Patty McQueen, Communication Strategies


Pete Smith

Senior Governmental Affairs Specialist

Partner, Rome, Smith & Lutz