Peter Wolfgang

Executive Director

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 seven children.

Lawrence Taffner

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.

Christina Bennett

Communications Director

Christina Bennett joined the Family Institute of Connecticut as their Communications Director in 2018. Since 2005 Christina has served as a pro-life advocate and missionary. Prior to working for FIC Christina worked as the Client Services Manager for a CT Pregnancy Resource Center. Christina has a Bachelors Degree in Business Communications from Southern Connecticut State University. She is a licensed minister, a speaker with Ambassadors International and a writer for Live Action News.

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 Hummel

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 Kazarian

Dick is Senior Vice President of Shellpoint, LLC.

Ed Morgan

Ed is the President of the Bowery Mission in New York City.

Eric G. Presbrey

Leadership Committee

Mr. and Mrs. W. Lee Hanley
Mrs. Charles Stetson
Mr. and Mrs. Gary L Swenson

National Advisory Council

Larry Arnn
Robert P. George
Annette Kirk

Legislative Advisory Council

The Hon. Michael Jarjura
State Sen. Michael A. McLachlan
State Rep. Vincent Candelora

Clergy Advisory Council

Rev. LeRoy Bailey, Jr.
Father Angelo Mary Geiger, FI
Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht
Rev. Earl M. Imswiler, Jr.
Rev. Barbara LaChance
Rev. Robert J. Rousseau

Media Advisory Council

Drew M. Crandall
Marcia Segelstein

Parents Advisory Council

Dana Mack