Peter Wolfgang joined the Family Institute of Connecticut as Director of Public Policy in 2004 and became Executive Director in 2007. Peter holds a Juris Doctorate from University of Connecticut School of Law and is a member of the Connecticut Bar. He also has a Bachelors Degree in International Studies from The American University in Washington, D.C.
Peter was born and raised in Manchester, CT. He and his wife, Leslie, live in Waterbury and raise their six children.
Director of Operations
Lawrence Taffner, served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. He holds a B.S. Degree from St. John’s University. After many years of corporate experience as an accountant for a large international firm and after serving as president of a company, Larry joined the team as Director of Operations in 2003. Larry has volunteered extensively with inner-city youth and as a religious education teacher.
Public Policy Assistant
Nicole Stacy grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia. She moved to Connecticut to pursue a master’s degree from the renowned Hartt School and is a professional musician. As a member of FIC, she protested the HHS Mandate and the inclusion of abortion in Connecticut’s state health exchange, and formally joined the staff soon after. She brings to FIC the same qualities that have earned her success on stage: a strong sense of teamwork and dedication to a greater purpose.
Board of Directors
Ken Von Kohorn, Chairman
Ken is the founder and proprietor of Von Kohorn Research & Advisory, a money management firm based in Westport, CT.
Richard Caporaso, Treasurer
Rich is a partner with KPMG International.
John is president and a founder of the investment firms AIS Futures Management, LLC, and AIS Capital Management, LLC.
Gary G. Jackson
Gary is Executive Vice President of The Paradigm Group. Paradigm consults with major corporations to help them achieve measurable improvements in sales, service and management so as to enhance customer loyalty.
Dick is Senior Vice President of Shellpoint, LLC.
Ed is the President of the Bowery Mission in New York City.
Legislative Advisory Council:
Mayor Michael Jarjura
Former State Senator, Milford
Greg M. Hannan
Clergy Advisory Council:
Rev. LeRoy Bailey, Jr.
Senior Pastor, The First Cathedral, Bloomfield
Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht
Beth Israel Synagogue, Norwalk
Rev. Earl M. Inswiller, Jr.
Living Waters Fellowship Church, Windsor Locks