The Needs Clearing House
Mary Gail Kaliko
Mary Gail is an entrepreneur who owned and managed Cruising Unlimited Travel Agency in Stamford CT.
She managed Kaliko Law Offices and was active in several multimillion dollar real estate projects in Stamford and Greenwich.
Mary Gail has had personal, life long experience helping others particularly, people suffering from Alzheimer's and Cerebral Palsy.
Additionally, Mary Gail is involved with the welfare and protection of animals and is a member of the ASPCA New York, Farm Sanctuary and the Humane Society of the United States.
Mary Gail is serving as a Director, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Needs Clearing House.
Joseph J. Kaliko
Since January of 2013 Joe has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Connecticut Innovations, Inc., appointed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy. He also serves as a Member of the Bioscience Innovation Advisory Committee, appointed by State Senator John McKinney, the Senate Minority Leader at that time.
In addition Joe has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, appointed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy; and a Special Advisor to Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM), regarding Intellectual Property matters, co-authoring a report on the state of the state’s intellectual property commercialization and monetization activities.
Joe co-authored and worked closely with members of the Connecticut General Assembly to secure passage of Public Act 11-243, signed into law by Governor Malloy in July of 2011, to enhance legal protections for volunteer first responders throughout the state of Connecticut. He has served as a first responder in Greenwich and presently sits on the Board of Directors of the Cos Cob Fire Police Patrol.
Joe is President and Founding Member of the Needs Clearing House.
He is also a member of the Connecticut and Ohio bars; and registered to practice as a patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD
CHRIS CANAVAN - OWNER OF ACCESSIBLE MOBILITY SPECIALIZING IN PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION FOR THE HANDICAPPED; AND OWNER OF GREENWICH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES, PORT CHESTER, NY
NANCY COUGHLIN - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR FOR GREENWICH, CT (GREATER NEW YORK CITY AREA).
JOHN P. ESTEVES, SR. - DIRECTOR OF THE DISABILITY RESOURCE NETWORK LOCATED IN BRIDGEPORT AND DERBY CONNECTICUT.
STATE SENATOR L. SCOTT FRANTZ - REPRESENTING CONNECTICUT'S 36TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT INCLUDING GREENWICH, NEW CANAAN AND STAMFORD.
FORMER STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN T. SHABAN - JOHN REPRESENTED CONNECTICUT'S 135TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT INCLUDING EASTON, REDDING AND PARTS OF NEWTOWN AND WESTON. HE NOW PRACTICES LAW.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
JOSEPH J. KALIKO
MARY GAIL KALIKO
BRIAN T. CLARK
JOSEPH J. KALIKO - PRESIDENT
MARY GAIL KALIKO- VICE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY, AND TREASURER
Brian T. Clark
Brian is a retired small business owner who has spent many years volunteering his time and energy to support charitable causes.
Currently, Brian serves as a Guardian Ad Litem to protect children. As a court appointee, Brian serves as the “eyes and ears” of the Court to assure the protection of children who, for example, may be involved in litigation where the parents have substance abuse issues, are incarcerated, have domestic violence in their lives, etc. Brian has successfully mentored these children and helped maintain families units.
As for other charitable works, Brian and his wife Sally, are longtime supporters of the Special Olympics in Connecticut. They have worked on the annual Special Olympics “Summer Games”, the winter “Penguin Plunge” into Long Island Sound and the Special Olympics “Airplane Pull” events. In addition, Brian initiated the cleanup of Veterans Park in Stamford.
Brian has also served as a Literacy Volunteer in two states and helped adult day care providers in servicing the elderly.