John Flaxman

 

“As a Producer/writer Flaxman has been active in virtually every phase of the entertainment field including motion pictures, television, theater, opera and musical charity benefits. He has collaborated with directors Hal Prince, Robert Altman, Jack O'Brien, John Turturro, and Rob & Kathleen Marshall; with Writers Erich Segal (Love Story) Herman Wouk (The Caine Mutiny Court Martial) Hugh Wheeler (Something For Everyone) and Alan Trustman (Bullitt & The Thomas Crown Affair).

 His Benefits Shows have been written & produced for charities such as NFL/United Way, The Children's Foundling Hospital, & The Partnership for the Homeless. Featuring such musical artists as Jesseye Norman, Audra MacDonald, Elaine Stritch, John McMartin, & Donna Murphy. 

 A long-time partner in Media Productions with Director Harold Prince, Flaxman collaborated on

the script with Hugh Wheeler & produced the motion picture SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE starring Angela Lansbury and Michael York, which Prince directed. He also collaborated on the off-Broadway Musical, THE PETRIFIED PRINCE at the Public Theater based on an original screenplay by Ingmar Bergman, which Prince directed, Rob Marshall choreographed, and which Flaxman served as producer/writer. Flaxman's other film credits include Producer of Herman Wouk's THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL with director Robert Altman for CBS and Columbia Pictures.

 His regional theater production credits include RESURRECTING LEVIN, based on the characters from Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina," in association with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and the opera RAPPACHINI'S DAUGHTER, in association with The Minnesota Opera Company.

Flaxman began his writing career as the Executive Story Editor for NBC’S award-winning television series PROFILES IN COURAGE based on the John F. Kennedy book. This was followed by his appointment as head of the Eastern Literary Department at Universal Pictures, Inc., after which he became a writers agent at William Morris where he developed the screenplays for THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, BULLITT and LOVE STORY. 

Joseph D. Buchheit 

Joe is a former Army Aviation Officer and Vietnam Veteran, where he flew Dustoff. Following a 25 year active Army career, he worked in procurement and supply chain senior executive positions at Sikorsky Aircraft, Kaman Aerospace and United HealthCare before opening his own consulting business, Supply Chain Solutions. He partnered in a recruiting/placement firm, Academy Associates, until his retirement in 2005.

Living in Bridgewater since 1993, Joe co-founded Community Caring in Bridgewater (CCB). He was appointed as Justice of the Peace in 2005 and appointed as Veterans Liaison to the State in 2016 (townofbridgewateva@gmail.com). He is active in the Catholic Church, Our Lady of the Lakes, New Milford, where he is a Trustee. He is a certified Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and volunteers with the Bridgewater Fire Department.

Born and raised in New York, Joe is a graduate of John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH and received a Master of Science degree from Florida Institute of Technology. He is a certified Department of Defense Logistician (CLM) and graduate of Defense Management Institute where he received his Program Manager certification (CPM). He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Blackbelt.

Joe lives with his wife, Eileen, Town Historian, VP, Historical Society and author. He operates an animal sanctuary (fairviewfarm.org) in between rounds of golf, his passion. He has a daughter, Brigid, a senior executive pursuing her PhD and a son, Brett, JD, LLM, Denver, Colorado. Brigid is married to a New Haven Fire Fighter, Tim Carney; their multi-talented daughter is Flynn. Brett is married to a teacher, Leslie, and has 2 wonderful girls, Millie and JoJo.

Cheryl J. Johnson

Cheryl has a diverse business law practice including taxation, entity structuring and operations, business planning, and specialized securities law matters. 

Having broad experience in transactional tax matters (including domestic and international transactions, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and financings); exempt organization business planning; partnership/limited liability company organization, taxation, and operations; and business succession planning, Cheryl advises clients, outside counsel, and key client business advisors on when to go forward with business dealings and when to walk away. 

Cheryl also has a broad practice advising investment funds and their advisors (including private equity funds, fund of funds, and hedge funds) and opportunity zone funds. 

Cheryl was previously associated with the New York City law firms Debevoise & Plimpton and Shereff, Friedman, Hoffman & Goodman. 

Cheryl has served on the boards of a number of charitable organizations with particular experience with, and service to, libraries, educational and senior assistance organizations, land trusts, and other land conservation organizations. 

While at home in Bridgewater, Connecticut, Cheryl plays with her grandchildren and teaches them about chickens, guinea fowl, gardening, and the assorted wild animals that also wander through the property. An avid runner, tennis player, cyclist, and advanced Certified Master Gardener, Cheryl loves to spend time outdoors.

Alex McNaughton

Alex has lived in Bridgewater for over 30 years, and serves on the Board of the Region 12 Board of Education, the Board of Community Caring in Bridgewater (CCB), and the Planning and Zoning Commission. His background is in the newspaper, radio and cable television business. He attended Cornell University and the Lawrenceville School.

He was one of the founding members of CCB. Alex's primary focus on CCB is as the co-chair the Chores Committee, which helps seniors with issues around their home.

Andrea Wilson 

Andrea Sara Wilson was the Executive Director of the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association. She held that position from 1995-2018. Her responsibility was to lead and guide this non-profit healthcare agency which is dedicated to providing quality home care, Hospice and public health services to the greater New Milford area, including Bridgewater.  In addition to the above services, the agency also provided Lifeline, Telehealth, Palliative care, travel immunizations, a Nurturing Families Network program, rehabilitation therapies, homemaker, and certified nursing assistants. The agency employed approximately 77 individuals with a budget of over 4 million dollars. It has been designated as a Top 500 Home Health Care provider by Home Care Elite for 11 years. 

Previous employment includes working for Lutheran General Health Systems, Charleston Are Medical Center, the State of Illinois and Pennsylvania and Charion and Washington counties in Pennsylvania.

Andrea has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA and B.S. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has been a member since 1989.

Elizabeth MacDonald

In 1970 my husband and I bought our home in Bridgwater, where I maintain a ceramic studio.  There was a carriage barn across the road,
( originally part of the property) where I kept a window box full of flowers.  In 1980, the present owner gave me the falling down structure.  I had it moved, board by board, to be reconstructed , as it was, for a larger working space.

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