Donna was born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut and moved to Berlin 30 years ago with her husband Jeff, a Berlin Police Officer. Here they raised three strong and confident daughters. Two are nurses and the third will graduate with a nursing degree this year.
She comes from a conservative family and has always believed in and supported conservative values. Her faith has always been an important part of her family and has served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Paul’s church in Berlin for 10 years. Donna’s hobbies include gardening, canning, baking, and outdoor activities such as hiking, crabbing, and clamming. She is an avid lifetime hunter and enjoys hunting with her entire family. Her love for canning and baking led her to start a small business called Copperpott Farm, selling her goods at the Berlin’s Farmers Market.
Donna has received bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Human Resource Management and an Associate’s degree in Merchandising. Donna is currently the Development/Marketing Director for the New Britain Youth Museum and Hungerford Nature Center.
Additionally, with almost 40 years of business experience working with for-profit and non-profit organizations, Donna understands what it’s like to work in a fiscally responsible manner, and her private industry budgeting experience and negotiating skills will be valuable in working across the aisle to help address Connecticut’s ongoing financial crisis.
During the 2021 – 2022 legislative session, she will serve as a member of the Planning and Development, Judiciary, and Education Committees.