Staff

Matthew Farley,  Executive Director

(860) 570-9285 | mfarley {at} compact(.)org

Matthew is the third full time Executive Director of CTCC since being founded in 1997. Mr. Farley most recently held the position of associate director for community outreach, Department of Student Activities at the University of Connecticut (UConn), Storrs campus.  In that post, Farley oversaw the coordination of non-credit bearing community service and service-learning initiatives that engaged over 2,500 students annually.  During his ten years at UConn Farley has supported multiple community engagement initiatives including, in his current capacity as chair of the UConn’s Public Engagement Forum, a university-wide group of faculty, staff and administrators committed to furthering UConn’s public, land-grant mission.  During Matt’s tenure, UConn was recognized with three awards by the Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service for the breadth and depth of student involvement in community service: Katrina Compassion Award (2006), General Community Service Award “With Distinction” (2011), and President’s Award winner (2012). The Presidential Award is the highest honor that a university can receive for its work in service-learning programs, civic engagement, and commitment to volunteerism. Farley has a BS in Business Administration from Stonehill College and a Masters in Public Administration from UConn.

 

Kaytee Stewart, Program Coordinator

(860) 570-9058 | kstewart {at} compact(.)org

Kaytee, a native of Hartford, attended the Feinstein Institute for Public Service at Providence College and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Public & Community Service Studies. She received her Master’s Degree in Gender & Social Policy from the London School of Economics. Kaytee began working with Campus Compact as an undergraduate through regional conferences and through Rhode Island Campus Compact in which she completed an AmeriCorps Scholarship for Service program and was a student researcher for a Learn & Serve America grant. After graduation, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA through Rhode Island Campus Compact, serving at Providence College and focused on growing interdisciplinary service-learning opportunities through faculty and student development opportunities. After graduate school, Kaytee returned to the Feinstein Institute as a full-time staff member where she ran several programs, including EXPLORE (a college access/readiness program), Global Service-Learning and Community Work Study. In addition to running programs, she worked extensively with students, other staff members, faculty and community partners in a variety of ways. She also taught undergraduate classes in Public Service, Global Studies and Women’s Studies. Kaytee is passionate about leadership development, creating collaborative learning environments, engaging in critical civic reflection and working collaboratively to improve our local and global communities.

 

Austin Terreri, Project Specialist

(860) 570-9274 | aterreri {at} compact(.)org

Austin, a native of Old Saybrook Connecticut, graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University (ESCU) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. While at ECSU Austin took part in service learning program creation and participation through his position as a Resident Assistant. Following his graduation, he began his service with Campus Compact, serving as a Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) AmeriCorps VISTA in Red Lodge, MT. His first year of service concentrated on building capacity for the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation’s youth programming. Specifically, Austin built a mentoring program, to address issues with at-risk youth, and built the frame work for a College & Career Readiness program to be implemented in the local high school. He then accepted a VISTA Leader position with the MTCC regional office where he acted as a liaison and training creator for a multitude of MTCC AmeriCorps VISTA members. Upon completing his second year of service, Austin has taken on the role of VISTA Program Specialist with Connecticut Campus Compact.  Austin is eager to continue working toward Campus Compact’s greater goal of creating a more civically educated/engaged society and looks forward to the opportunity of playing his part in running an amazing VISTA program.

 

Anne Hofmeister, AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader

(860) 570-9406 | ahofmeister {at} compact(.)org

Anne joined Connecticut Campus Compact after serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA  with CTCC serving at Higher Edge, a college access organization located in New London. As CTCC’s VISTA Leader, she will be working to expand and build the capacity of AmeriCorps VISTA members and their respective service sites. Her other responsibilities will include pursuing and obtaining funds from foundations, corporations, and individuals through activities such as grant-writing and strategic marketing campaigns. Outside of AmeriCorps, Anne also volunteers as a grant writer for Project HEAL, a national nonprofit that lends support to individuals struggling with eating disorders, and currently sits on their junior advisory board. A Wellesley graduate, she tries to honor the college’s creed of service by supporting individuals whose gained knowledge of the world will help make it a better place. Her goal is to take the GRE this fall and enroll in a MPA program by 2017.

 

Stephen Underwood, Partnerships for Success AmeriCorps*VISTA

(860) 570-9406| sunderwood {at} compact(.)org

Stephen Underwood is the Partnerships for Success VISTA with CTCC. Born and raised in Connecticut, Stephen graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in political science in 2014. After college, he was a freelance writer for the Register Citizen newspaper for a year and then joined the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) based in Denver, CO. NCCC, another AmeriCorps program, engages 18-24 year olds in team-based full time national service for 10 months. Stephen served in St. Louis, San Marcos, TX, and West Plains, MO working on energy conservation, disaster relief, and food security. It was in NCCC that he found his passion for service and decided to join VISTA. He just graduated this year from Trinity College with an M.A. in public policy. Stephen is excited for the opportunity to make an impact by enhancing school-based partnerships and fostering a college-going culture.

 

Christopher Brechlin, Graduate Intern

(860) 570-9406 | cbrechlin@compact.org

Christopher Brechlin has worked with a range of community organizations since serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA in 2011/12. He has consulted on data, technology, and strategic initiatives that have helped organizations working in fields from basic needs and affordable housing to civic engagement and food security acquire over $1 million in resources and funding. He currently works as a digital strategy consultant for nonprofits and small businesses, and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Connecticut. He has served as an Open Data Advisor to the State of Connecticut and City of Hartford, as well as on the steering committee for Young Energetic Solutions (YES); a Millennial brain trust. Professionally, Christopher is always looking for new ways to tap into the power of data and technology to solve social issues. Personally, he loves hiking and exploring New England’s mountains, beaches, and unique downtowns.