MHA’s Board of Commissioners:

  • Robert Cappelletti, Executive Director of MHA since 2009. Mr. Cappelletti has over twenty-five years’ experience supervising the integration and management of affordable housing and rehabilitative service programs.  Rob is one of three recipients of an award for furthering affordable housing from the Affordable Housing Committee of the CT Bankers Association on November 28, 2017.


  • Attorney Cornelius J. Ivers, Chairman of MHA since 2007. Attorney Ivers was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1978 and the Federal District of Connecticut also in 1978.  Neil holds his own law office in Meriden, CT.


  • Scott Griffith, Vice Chairman of MHA since 2005. He founded Grace Place in 2013, a food and clothing pantry located in Meriden, CT serving over 600 families a month throughout Meriden communities.


  • Carlos Ruiz, Treasurer of MHA since 2016. Mr. Ruiz is currently a Project Manager for Mohawk Northeast, Inc.  He provides construction engineering and manages property acquisition processes.  He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from New York University – Tandon School of Engineering and a studied Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Engineering from the University of Hartford.


  • Lawrence Kendzior, Commissioner of MHA since 2016. He was appointed as Corporation Counsel of the City of Meriden in 1985 and as City Attorney in 1993, and served in both positions to 2005. In 2005, Larry was appointed as City Manager of the City of Meriden and served in that position until his retirement in 2016.  He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Connecticut Legal Services, Inc., as chairman of the Child Advocacy Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association and as a member of the Meriden Economic Resources Group and of the Meriden Economic Development Corporation.


  •  Emely Morales-Varona, Resident Commissioner of MHA since 2013. As the only woman member on the Board of Commissioners, Emely is a dedicated housing advocate on a local and national level.  She works to keep residents informed on events and participation in the community.