People in the News Jan. 12
Woodbridge Resident elected as vice chair of the board of the Visiting Nurse Association
NEW HAVEN — John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut, recently announced Charlie Mason was elected as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for VNA/SCC, a non-profit, community-based home health agency that provides high quality health care services in the home and communities its serves.
Mason serves as CEO of Mason, Inc., a cross-discipline brand strategy and marketing communications firm with expertise in website design and digital services, public relations, social media, advertising, media planning/buying, collateral and program planning. He has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the United Way of Greater New haven. He is also on the Board of Directors of United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1 and serves on the Connecticut Advisory Council of Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic. For the American Association of Advertising Agencies, Mason has served on the National Education Committee and the Agency Management Committee.
Additionally, the VNA/SCC Board of Director’s elected the following to leadership: Robert Motley of Woodstock will serve as Chair; John Quinn of Moodus will serve as Secretary; and Dave Greco of North Haven will serve as Treasurer.
Orange resident named vice president at Regional Water Authority
NEW HAVEN - Jean Zanella Dyer of Orange has been appointed vice president of Service and Technology at the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority effective Jan. 3.
In her position, Dyer will direct the activities of the customer service call center, collections, meter reading, field service and information technology departments.
Dyer gained her utility experience at the Aquarion Water Company, one of the 10 largest investor-owned companies in the United States with operations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Her work reflects two decades of experience working at the company’s headquarters in Bridgeport. Beginning in 1989, Dyer subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility in human resources, including Compensation & Benefits Analyst, manager of Human Resources and Director of Human Resources. Since 2005, Dyer has served as Director of Customer Service where she directed the activities of the Customer Service Call Center, Collections, Revenue Management, Meter Reading and Billing areas for Aquarion’s three-state operations.
Active in community and industry organizations, Dyer is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Water Companies - New England Chapter, and previously served as Chairman of the Board of Mercy Learning Center and as a member of the Board of Directors, served as Chairman of the Connecticut Section of the American Water Works Association and has been an officer of the Section and a Trustee serving on various committees.
Dyer has a Bachelor’s degree in business management from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield and attended the University of Bridgeport, School of Law.
The Authority provides water to 500,000 consumers in 15 towns in the greater New Haven region. It owns over 27,000 acres of watershed land, and provides a wide array of educational and recreational opportunities to the community.