Connecticut Bar Foundation Board of Directors and Staff at meeting March 2017
Front row (l-r): Hon. Janet Hall, Peter Arakas, Liz Drummond, Doug Brown, Andrea Barton Reeves, Pat Kaplan, Dean Jennifer Brown, Kati Carling
Back row (l-r): Fred Ury, Joe D’Alesio, Hon. William Bright, Krista Hess, Hon. Ingrid Moll, Maggie Castinado, Jim Sicilian, Anne Goico



Attorney James T. Shearin
Pullman & Comley LLC

James T. (Tim) Shearin is chairman of Pullman & Comley and former chair of the firm's Litigation Department. In addition to his responsibilities on behalf of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, Tim serves on the Connecticut Bar Association’s ad hoc committee for the funding of legal services programs and served for many years on the board of Connecticut Legal Services, including a term as chairman.

Vice President    
Attorney Andrea Barton Reeves
HARC, Inc.

Andrea Barton Reeves is President and CEO of Harc, Inc., a not-for-profit provider of services for people with intellectual and related disabilities and their families.  An active member of her community, she serves on the boards of the American School for the Deaf, Leadership Greater Hartford and the YWCA of Greater Hartford.  She has been named one of the Hartford Business Journal's 40 under Forty, and Five New Leaders to Watch (2013). Andrea previously served as Secretary of the Connecticut Bar Association and as co-chair of the Women in the Law Committee.  Andrea spent the early part of her career as a litigator in two large law firms before devoting her practice to representing children almost exclusively in child protection, delinquency, high-conflict custody and probate court matter. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and New York Law School.

Attorney Timothy A. Diemand
Wiggin and Dana, LLP

Tim Diemand is a partner in Wiggin and Dana's Litigation Department, a member of the firm's Executive Committee and chair of the Marketing Committee. He is an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the CBA's Professionalism and Continuing Legal Education Committee and is the immediate past Co-Chair of the Federal Practice Section. He is a James Cooper Fellow. He is on the Board of Directors for the Center for Children's Advocacy. He has been recognized for his charitable and pro bono work, including being honored in 2014 by Connecticut Legal Services.

Attorney Keith J. Soressi
Executive Director, Connecticut Bar Association

Attorney Keith J. Soressi was named as the Executive Director of the Connecticut Bar Association on February 26, 2018. Prior to his appointment at the CBA, Attorney Soressi served as executive director of one of the largest suburban bar associations in the country, the Nassau County Bar Association, where he served for over five years. Prior to his time there, he was the associate director of the New York State Bar Association. In these positions, he directed bar operations and implemented policies, objectives, and programs, as well as oversaw the operations of finance, membership, CLE, and more. He received his BA in political science from University of California, Berkeley, his JD from the University of San Francisco, and has held positions at the District of Columbia Bar and the State Bar of California.