CMBA Committees 

CMBA Committees are seeking assistance in planning educational offerings as well as exchanging ideas. If you are interested in serving on one of the committees please download this form and return it to the CMBA office.

Committee Sign-Up Sheet


Affordable Housing Committee 

Pam Days-Luketich - Liberty Bank -

Irene Ropicki - Fairfield County Bank -

Resource for all affordable lending issues in the State of CT.
1.    Providing education and awareness of the affordable housing markets
2.    Addressing fair lending and regulatory opportunities.
3.    Creating & supporting new initiative across the state in all avenues of affordable lending.
4.    Provide support and accessibility of all resources in affordable markets.
The Affordable Housing Committee meets on the First Friday of each month at 9:00 A.M.

Closing & Compliance Committee

Larry Garfinkel - Greene Law PC -

Josh Luksberg - First American Title Insurance Company -

To improve the closing process through communication and education, and to promote compliance with governmental laws and regulations.

The Closing & Compliance Committee meets on the Second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 A.M.


Default Management Committee 

Kevin Galin - Bendett & McHugh, P.C. -

Liisa Koeper - CHFA -

Oscar Suarez - Halloran & Sage, LLP -

To educate CMBA members about residential real estate secured loan default management including compliance and relevant industry & legislative changes. The default management umbrella covers:  collection efforts, loan modification, bankruptcy, short sales, DIL, all other foreclosure prevention options, foreclosure, ejectment/eviction, and finally REO management & liquidation or conveyance/transfer to a guarantor/insurer. 

The Default Management Committee meets on the Third Wednesday of each month at 9:30 A.M. 

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Maggie Garden - Bendett & McHugh, P.C. -

Terence Floyd - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage -

To further our commitment to meeting the needs of our diverse membership, the CMBA is pleased to announce the formation of the CMBA Diversity and Inclusion Committee. This committee will not only promote and celebrate diversity within all aspects of the CMBA, but it will also help develop educational opportunities for its members to learn more about the strengths, issues and opportunities within diversity and inclusion.


Membership Engagement Committee  

Samia DeMarco - Birchwood Credit Services, Inc. - 

Maggie Garden - Bendett & McHugh, P.C. -

To promote the CMBA with all attributes and benefits to mortgage lenders and related industry professionals for the purpose of continually expanding the membership base.

The Membership Engagement Committee meets on the Second Thursday of each month at 9:30 A.M.


Production/Secondary Market Committee  

David Zamary - First County Bank -

Feliks Viner - First World Mortgage -

To advance the mortgage professional by providing education addressing market changes that affect our industry. To inform interested individuals of future trends as they relate to products, pricing, technology, and regulatory. The committee solicits input from industry professionals in order to help members better meet the needs of their customers.

The Production/Secondary Market Committee meets on the Second Wednesday at 3:30 P.M. 


Social Affairs Committee 

Katie Carey - Mancuso Carey, LLC - 

Scott Pryor - DataFacts -

To foster the personal and professional development of the membership in all phases of the mortgage industry. 


Technology Committee 

Michael Dimech - Norcom Mortgage -

The Technology Committee meets on the First Wednesday of each month at 3:00 P.M. 


Underwriting Committee 

Tracy DeBarber - Webster Bank -

To provide effective and profitable education to area mortgage lenders in matters that affect the processing and/or underwriting of residential mortgage loans.

The Underwriting Committee meets on the Third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 P.M. 


Young Mortgage Professionals

Stephen Robert - Bedrock Credit -

Alicia Goncalves - Norcom Mortgage -

The mission of the CMBA Young Mortgage Professionals is to ensure a bright and successful future for the mortgage industry in Connecticut. By preparing its members for leadership roles through education sessions, networking opportunities, collaborative and community events. The CMBA Young Mortgage Professionals are dedicated to securing the strongest tomorrow possible.


CMBA Advisory Council Sponsors

American Business Media
Bendett & McHugh PC
Birchwood Credit Services
Connecticut Attorney's Title Insurance Company (CATIC)
Fairfield County Bank
First American Title Insurance Company
First County Bank
First World Mortgage Corp.
Guilford Savings Bank
Liberty Bank
McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce LLC
Norcom Mortgage
Northeast Home Loans
Peoples United Bank
Res/Title Inc.
Robinson & Cole
Thomaston Savings Bank
Union Savings Bank
The Washington Trust Mortgage Mortgage Company
Webster Bank
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Birchwood Credit Services