Board of Directors


Allan Wilcox, President

Born and raised in Milford, dedicated to preserving remnants of Milford's past for future generations to learn from and have a better understanding of its past generations. Treasurer, Milford Preservation Trust.

John Dockendorff, Vice President

Former President.

Cheryl Cappiali, Treasurer

Susan Johnson, Secretary

A native of New Haven.
A graduate of Regis College & the University of San Francisco's paralegal program.
A long-time resident of California, she was awarded the Heller Ehrman Support Staff Award for Community Service, and a Certificate of Commendation from the U.S. Senate signed by Senator Diane Fernstein for her years of volunteerism.
Her particular concern in the Land Trust is monitoring and improving the health of Long Island Sound for recreation, fishing, and aesthetics.

Board Members

Alessandra Alling

Alessandra was born and raised in Milford and graduated from UConn in 2019 with dual majors in Political Science and Natural Resources. She has completed internships with the South Central Regional Council of Governments and the City of Milford Open Space and Natural Resource Department. She enjoys helping local governments and nonprofits find ways to improve sustainability.

Bryan Anderson

A four-term alderman from the 5th District, Bryan's interest in the environment stems from many years of hikes up Sleeping Giant, summers on Connecticut lakes, visits to his grandmother's farm, long bike rides through country towns and villages, and having grown up near watersheds with fish, snapping turtles, toads, and frogs. Annual family vacations on Cape Cod where he communed with crabs, starfish, horseshoe crabs, clams and other mollusks cemented a love of the outdoors.

Bart Bruno

Jill Chmielewski

Health insurance analyst, avid outdoor enthusiast.

Joseph DeSisto

Joseph graduated from UConn in 2016 with a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. His interest in biodiversity began as a child in Maine, where he developed a love for unappreciated creatures. In college he conducted research on centipedes and millipedes at the UConn Biological Collection, and also has experience studying caterpillars, bees, beetles, salamanders, and marine fishes. He now works as a medical editor at Envision Pharma Group.

Sandy Jaynes

Steven Johnson

Dan Rusanowsky

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