Gary Brochu has been the Executive Director of CASA of Northern Connecticut since it's inception in April 2019. Prior to Gary serving with CASA, he was a partner at Shipman & Goodwin with their School Law group, representing school districts throughout Connecticut. In addition to his work as an attorney, Gary served on a number of public and non-profit boards. He served on the Berlin Board of Education as its President for 19 years, served on the Executive Board of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, and most recently as the President of the Board of Directors of Coram Deo Recovery, a non-profit dedicated to providing safe, sober housing to women recovering from addiction. In addition to working on behalf of Connecticut children who are victims of abuse and neglect, Gary has two daughters and a fantastic rescue dog named Dixie.