Our Staff, Board of
Directors, and Advisory Council Members
Wolfgang, President, FIC Action and
Family Institute of Connecticut
Hartford Courant photo by Shana Surek, 7/26/07
Peter Wolfgang joined the Family
Institute of Connecticut as Director of Public Policy in 2004
Executive Director in 2007. Peter holds a Juris Doctorate from UConn School of Law and is a
the Connecticut Bar. He also has a Bachelors Degree in International
Studies from The American University
Peter was born and raised in Manchester,
CT. He and his wife, Leslie, live in Waterbury
with their four
children: Elizabeth, 7, Katharine, 5, Isaac, 3, and Rose, 1. In 2006 they were named "Family of the Year"
by the Connecticut State Council of the Knights of Columbus.
Lawrence Taffner, Director
Family Institute of Connecticut
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 FIC as Director of
Operations in 2003. Larry has volunteered extensively with inner-city
youth and as a religious education teacher and also is currently active as a Youth Minister.
Von Kohorn, Chairman
Ken is the founder and proprietor of Von Kohorn Research &
Advisory, a money management firm
based in Westport, CT.
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
Dick is Senior Vice President of Shellpoint, LLC.
Ed is the President of the Bowery Mission in New York City.
National Advisory Council:
Institute for American Values
McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James MadisonProgram in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton
Annette Kirk, Kirk Center for Cultural
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover,
psychiatrist, nationally recognized expert on homosexuality,
Princeton, and the author of
The Quantum Brain: The Search for Freedom and the Next Generation of Man(Wiley,
Cracking the Bible Code (Morrow, 1997) and Homosexuality
and the Politics of Truth (Baker Books, 1996).
Legislative Advisory Council:
Mayor Michael Jarjura,
Win Smith, former
state senator, Milford
Greg M. Hannan, an
attorney in private practice, Wallingford
Clergy Advisory Council:
Rev. LeRoy Bailey, Jr.,
The First Cathedral, Bloomfield
Rabbi Daniel Greer,
The Yeshivah of New Haven
Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht,
Beth Israel Synagogue, Norwalk
Rev. Earl M. Inswiller, Jr.,
Living Waters Fellowship Church, Windsor Locks
Development Advisory Council:
Director of Development, International
Institute for Culture
Mark H. Johnson,
Director of Development, Klingberg
Media Advisory Council:
Drew M. Crandall
Marcia Segelstein, is
the author of Mom
and the Gurus of Guiltlessness in First Things and
she also writes a monthly column for FIC's newsletter, Connecticut
Parental Advisory Council:
Enola G. Aird,
Activist Mother and Affiliate Scholar, Institute for American
Values and Director of the Motherhood Project
Dana Mack, author of The
Assault on Parenthood.
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