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CPA Central Office Staff

Executive Director, Meghan Butler Psy.D.

Meghan Butler, Psy.D. has been actively involved in CPA since 2013, serving as member of the Healthcare Reform Task Force, Child and Family Committee, and as Early Career Representative from 2016-2017, Secretary from 2018-2021, Representative for Region 2 (Eastern CT) in 2022, and Co-Chair of the Membership Committee 2018-present. Dr. Butler charged efforts to modernize CPA as an organization, including website development, enhancing member benefits, and implementing multi-media marketing.

Dr. Butler received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed her predoctoral internship at Jewish Child and Family Services and postdoctoral fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital – Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health. Dr. Butler remained in Chicago working in community mental health as part of the National Health Service Corp prior to relocating home to Connecticut. Working with diverse, underserved, and multi-stressed communities shaped her understanding of psychology and interest in trauma and attachment work. In past administrative roles, Dr. Butler partnered with medical providers and elementary schools to enhance mental health services; and connected graduate students to local community agencies for service learning projects.

Presently, Dr. Butler owns an independent practice in Glastonbury. Her areas of clinical expertise are assessment and treatment of trauma and attachment, and complex mood, behavioral, and learning disorders amongst infant and early childhood, school-aged children, adolescents and families. Within her clinical practice, she incorporates brain-based understanding of child development, evidenced based practices, and play and expressive art interventions.

Involvement in these professional experiences fortified Dr. Butler’s value of collaboration with community figures, belief in the importance of interventions at the systemic level, and desire to promote social justice and mental health awareness. It is with these experiences, skills, and values that Dr. Butler remains committed to the goals and mission of CPA.


Director of Professional Affairs (DPA), Maria Victoria Ramos, Psy.D.

Maria Victoria Ramos, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree from the University of Hartford in 2008 and is a dedicated clinical psychologist with a strong commitment to serving under-resourced communities. Trained as a generalist, she has worked across diverse settings, including community health, the VA healthcare system, inpatient and residential settings, and various educational settings. She is also bilingual and bicultural and provides services in English and Spanish to adolescents and adults. Her primary interests lie in trauma-focused treatment,
acculturation, women’s issues, intimate partner violence, and anxiety.

For the past seven years, Dr. Ramos served as the On-site Behavioral Health Director at Community Health Center Inc. (CHC), an integrated healthcare setting, and as a health psychologist for almost 14 years. During her time at CHC, she helped establish the postdoctoral psychology residency program and served as a core member of the resident leadership team,
supervising residents, mentoring early career supervisors, and developing and presenting didactics. Since 2019, she has also maintained a thriving private practice. In addition, Dr. Ramos has a background in psychological and neuropsychological assessment and industrial and organizational work. She is excited to bring her experience and her passion for advocacy as the Director of Professional Affairs for CPA.

Administrative Assistant, Jennifer Jackson, M.A.

Jennifer Jackson, MA, is a committed scholar currently embarking on her doctoral journey in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hartford. Her unwavering dedication to the field is evident through her outstanding academic performance and insightful contributions.

Jennifer has undertaken clinical practicum rotations at esteemed institutions including
the Institute of Living (IOL), Yale School of Medicine, and the VA Connecticut
Healthcare System. Her upcoming internship year with the VA Connecticut Healthcare System this Fall marks another significant step in her clinical development. As she approaches the culmination of her graduate studies, Jennifer eagerly anticipates deepening her clinical expertise, refining her therapeutic skills, and advocating for underrepresented populations within psychology. Beyond her clinical endeavors, Jennifer has actively engaged in various academic roles within her university community. She served as the Student Representative for two consecutive years, played an integral role in the graduate admissions process, contributed to research projects, and expanded her horizons into education as an Adjunct Professor teaching Abnormal Psychology to undergraduates.

Before delving into psychology, Jennifer spent nearly 14 years in diverse administrative roles at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. Her tenure equipped her with invaluable skills in coordinating educational conferences, participating in research endeavors, and facilitating hospital and departmental initiatives.

ooking ahead, Jennifer is eager to merge her passion for psychology with her wealth of professional experience to actively support the Connecticut Psychological Association.

Capitol Consulting, Lobbyists

Anita Schepker, J.D.



Anita L. Schepker, Esq. joins Capitol Consulting after nearly a four-decade career in government relations. Anita has a wealth of knowledge about state government that only comes from successfully navigating numerous complex client issues through the halls at the State Capitol. Prior to joining Capitol Consulting, Anita was president and founder of Schepker&Associates, LLC, a full-service government relations and regulatory law firm. Anita brings to Capitol Consulting a broad group of clients that she’s has represented for many years including among others: Abbott Laboratories, AFLAC, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Connecticut Psychological Association, DaVita, Eli Lilly, Horizan Pharma, PhRMA and Safelite Auto Glass.

Prior to starting Schepker&Associates, Anita was a principal in another Hartford based lobbying firm where she acted as president of the firm’s public affairs corporation, directing all legislative and regulatory issues, and litigation for the firms’ clients.

Anita got her start in legislative lobbying in 1981 at the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) where she began as a staff attorney and was promoted to general counsel. As general counsel, she headed CBIA’s legal and political departments. After eight years at CBIA Anita was hired as the senior vice president for government affairs at the Connecticut Bank and Trust Company (CBT) where she oversaw all of its state legislative and regulatory activities. In addition, she coordinated CBT’s federal and state political action committee activities.

Anita is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law. Also, she has a Masters in Education from St. Joseph’s College.

Liz Connelly



Liz Connelly joins Capitol Consulting as a Senior Government Relations Associate after more than six years on staff in the Connecticut General Assembly. Liz began her tenure with House Democrats as a top advisor to then House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (Berlin and Southington). When Rep. Aresimowicz was elected Speaker of the House, Liz was then promoted to Senior Legislative and Communications Advisor to Speaker of the House. During her time as a senior advisor to the Speaker, Liz developed and maintains a wide network of legislators, state agency, staff and advocacy organizations. In addition, she was responsible for dealing and negotiating with numerous business and industry representatives on behalf of the Speaker. Liz brings to Capitol Consulting a strong work ethic and a clear understanding of the legislative process to immediately assist Capitol Consulting’s clients. In addition to lobbying directly for the firm’s numerous clients, Liz will manage the firm’s social media presence, assist in the firm’s marketing for new business and maintain the firm’s bill tracking system.

Prior to working in the legislature, Liz served as a Communications and Media Coordinator at The Governor’s Prevention Partnership, a nonprofit organization that builds and offers youth prevention programs to prevent substance misuse and bullying.

Liz received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, where she double majored in political science and journalism.

Web Developer

Jason Eland, Eland Consulting


What do I do? I specialize in human beings, marketing, SEO, business evaluation/ development, and process improvement. I have a Masters in psychology and worked in corporate business making process improvements and handling executive-level public relations complaints. Being a small business owner myself, I understand the difficulties associated with it and the bottom line. 

Who am I? I am a Minneapolis SEO consultant, online marketing expert, and general family man.  I have over 10 years of bringing process improvements, market strategy, and search optimization to the table. This has enabled me to work with a wide range of people from programmers to musicians and gain valuable industry knowledge to help your business succeed.


Email: info@elandconsulting.com

Phone: 612-787-2179

Marketing Consultant

Joseph DiMaggio

DiMaggio Consulting Group, LLC


Experienced Development and Event Management professional with a demonstrated history of successful and influential events in and out of the nonprofit industry. Skilled in Project Management, Event Management, Volunteer leadership and Graphic Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) focused in Theatre from Central Connecticut State University.


Email: josephcharlesdimaggio@gmail.com

Phone: 203-522-1793