OUR BOARD

 Founder

 

Harriet Cordelia (Ceia) Webb

Ceia’s entrepreneurial spirit and drive to help others led her to establish several companies and charity organizations including ReCourse, Inc., The Hunger Coalition, The Hunger Coalition’s Mobile Pharmacy unit, and her most recent adventure started in 2003, Rebuilding Together Litchfield County chapter (RTLC). After she moved to Virginia, she continued to work for RTLC telecommuting and traveling to Connecticut at least six times per year. Through RTLC, Ceia raised the funds and volunteers to repair 241 homes in northwestern Connecticut, allowing 387 low-income veterans, elderly, and disabled to remain in their homes independently. Ceia passed away at the age of 81 in July 2019. Read More

Executive Director

Nancy Rebehn

Retiring from USDA-RD in 2017, Nancy has been with Rebuilding Together since retirement, interacting with homeowners to assess eligibility and critical needs. Her tenure as Executive Director began in September 2019. nancy@rebuildingtogetherlitchfield.org

Executive Committee

 

Michael Bogues

Chair

House Captain Trainer

Michael is an independent licensed contractor, active chairman of the board, and our house captain trainer.

 

Tom Voytek

Vice-Chair

Materials Chair

Uses his professional expertise as Project manager of Waterbury roofing company Heritage Systems.

Heidi Haug

Secretary

Heidi is the constituent representative.

Howard Senior, Jr.

Treasurer

Board Members

Frances Chamberlain

Press Liaison

Frances brings her public relations and media expertise to the Board.

Frederik F. Erikson

Website Team Member

Webster Bank's Deputy General Counsel and avid do-it-yourself practitioner. Fred brings needed vocational and avocational skills to the Board.

John Matta

Volunteer Chairman

John is responsible for our high percentage of skilled craftsman volunteers, bringing his long-standing record of community service and networking abilities to the Board.  John is a previous RBTLC Volunteer of the Year award recipient.

Cordelia Schoen

Initial Contact RBTLC Representative

Website Team Member

Cordelia has assisted her grandmother, Founder, Ceia Webb, since this affiliate was founded in 2003, and still serves with us today as a board member.  She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work at Western Connecticut State University.

 

 

Advisory Board

 

Dennis Carter

Site Selection Chairman

Former Board Chairman and Treasurer. He is our first ‘eyes on’ skilled volunteer and has served since 2004.

Michael Gawel

Owner-Operator of Gawel & Sons Construction, Mike is a CT licensed Septic Installer & Home Improvement Contractor with skills as a welder, insulation foundation expert and Landscaper.

 

Tegan S Gawel, CP

Permit Liaison

Safety Lead

A Certified Paralegal and Notary Public, Tegan brings her long-time legal expertise and her gift of volunteerism to the Board and is responsible for pulling all needed permits. Tegan is also President of Templeton Farms Board of Directors in Kent.

Jeffery Vill

Gregor Technologies in Torrington CT, formally with Pitney Bowes as Technical Advisor. Member of the New Milford Sewer Commission. Jeff Brings his multiple talents as an Engineer and accomplished DIY to the Board.

Steve Waschak

Homeowner Assessment Chair

Website Team Member

An IT specialist, Steve brings his skill set to bear as we move forward. He is the initiator and Chair of our expanded Homeowner Assessment Program "Safety 25 Health & Safety Priorities" initiated in 2015.