Board of Directors

Janet Hanna, President


Janet has been a Speech & Language Pathologist for the Region One School district for twenty-five years.  Born in Goshen, her family has been in the Northwest corner for 90 years, and Janet has lived in Falls Village for the past fifteen.   Janet is a founding member of the FVHT, and she was an active member of the Board of Directors of the non-profit community theatre, Goshen Players, for six years. On weekends Janet lifeguards at the Y in North Canaan.

Tracy Atwood, VP


Tracy is a native of Falls Village with 40 years’ of experience managing agriculture and economic development programs for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Save the Children and the International Voluntary Services. He lived and worked for 30 years n several countries in Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Tracy has served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity for nine years, five as President.

Martha Miller, Treasurer


Martha has worked in the field of tax law for over 41 years and established Miller Tax Law, LLC in Limerock, CT in 1993.  She has helped hundreds of local businesses, non-profits and residents with tax matters and is a valuable resource to our rural community.  Martha is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and is admitted to practice in the states of Connecticut and New York, and before the U.S Tax Court.

Felicia Jones, Secretary


Felicia and her family have lived in Falls Village since 2005.  She is currently the Economic Development Director for the Town of Canaan-Falls Village. Prior to this Felicia was the Project Coordinator Consultant for the Northwest Hills Council of Governments. She holds a B.S. in Public Health Education & Marketing.    She has completed various Certifications in Community Economic Development.  Felicia worked for 20 years in NYC developing health education materials and sales campaigns for the biotech industry.

Lara Mittaud-Hafner


Lara is a native of Falls Village, CT and spent 13 years with the Connecticut National Guard as an Aviation officer, flying Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters.  She and her husband own and operate Mountain View Farm, which provides sustainably raised meats and vegetables for the local community.  Lara is a founding member of the Falls Village Housing Trust and served as the original President.  She has served on many boards in Falls Village over the years and is deeply committed to creating a greater variety of housing opportunities for those who wish to live in Falls Village.

David Wilburn


 David holds a B.A. from Notre Dame and a J.D. from St. John University.  He  is the Loan Review and Appraisal Officer with Salisbury Bank.  Prior to joining the bank, David spent twenty years in Corporate and Municipal Finance at Kidder Peabody, USB Securities and Paine Webber.  Before that he was a staff attorney with the Tennessee Valley Authority.  David, his wife and three children lived in Sharon and Salisbury, CT before moving to Falls Village in 2017.

Allen Cockerline


Allen and his wife lived in Falls Village for 28 years while they raised two sons.  Allen served as member and Chair of the Lee H. Kellogg Board and member and Chair of he Region One Board as well as a member of the Falls Village Planning & Zoning.  

The Cockerlines' have lived and operate Whipporwill Farm in Salisbury since 2006 and Allen serves on Salisbury’s P&Z.   They own a home in downtown Falls Village that is being renovated and will soon be added to Falls Villages’ much needed rental inventory.  

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