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Our Team

Board of Directors

Dr. Z. Michael Taweh, MD, FACS, CMD

Founder/Medical Director

Dr Taweh resides in Brookfield, CT and has been a primary care physician since 1999. He maintains his medical practice in Danbury as Comprehensive Medical Care…

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Dr Taweh resides in Brookfield, CT and has been a primary care physician since 1999. He maintains his medical practice in Danbury as Comprehensive Medical Care and PrimeMediSpa.com. Dr. Taweh is Founder and Medical Director of Kevin’s Community Center. Dr. Taweh has a particular interest in the nonprofit health care sector and works towards health care reforms for affordable healthcare for all Americans. He was presented the prestigious 2004 Dr. Melville G. Magida Award sponsored annually by the Fairfield County Medical Association and the Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Foundation. He is a fellow at the American College of Physicians and a Certified Medical Director.

Brian Fonck

President

Brian Fonck has been an employee of Newtown Savings Bank for over 16 years where he serves as the First Vice President, Co-Head Retail Banking-Operations. He is responsible for…

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Brian Fonck has been an employee of Newtown Savings Bank for over 16 years where he serves as the First Vice President, Co-Head Retail Banking-Operations. He is responsible for overseeing the operations of all the branches and Call Center at Newtown Savings Bank. In 2018, He was honored with the “New Leaders in Banking” award by the Connecticut Bankers Association. This program recognizes up and coming stars in the Connecticut Banking industry. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from New England College of Business and Finance and is a 2009 graduate of Connecticut School of Finance & Management. Brian and his wife, Diane reside in Newtown, CT with their children Emma Jake. In addition, he serves on the Board for TEAM, INC out of Derby, CT as the Board Vice Chairman.

Dr. Evan Pitkoff

Secretary

Dr. Evan Pitkoff received his Bachelor of Science in health science and psychology from Brooklyn College, Master of Arts in learning disabilities from New York University…

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Dr. Evan Pitkoff received his Bachelor of Science in health science and psychology from Brooklyn College, Master of Arts in learning disabilities from New York University, a second Master of Arts in educational administration from New York University, and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from Columbia University. His doctoral dissertation focused on reducing teacher absenteeism.

Dr. Pitkoff spent the first decade of his career in the New York City High School division, serving in Brooklyn, New York as a special education teacher and assistant principal. Moving to Connecticut in 1988, he served as Principal of New Britain High School, Assistant Superintendent of the Hamden Public Schools, Superintendent of Schools for Region #10 (Burlington and Harwinton,) Superintendent of Schools in Newtown and in 2018 he retired as the Executive Director of Cooperative Educational Services (C.E.S.). He is a Past President Emeritus of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents. Dr. Pitkoff is also a Justice of the Peace in Connecticut.

Paula Woodhouse

Treasurer

Paula Woodhouse is a Commercial Lender with Savings Bank of Danbury and is responsible for business development of commercial lending and deposit solutions for local businesses…

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Paula Woodhouse is a Commercial Lender with Savings Bank of Danbury and is responsible for business development of commercial lending and deposit solutions for local businesses. Paula has worked in Commercial Banking for over 25 years. Paula is active in the community and in addition to being Treasurer for Kevin’s Community Center, she is also the Treasurer for The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut. Previously, Paula held the position of Treasurer for the Southern CT Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). She also was the Chairperson in 2013 and 2014 for the AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk in Brookfield, where she raised almost $40,000 for the organization. Paula is a graduate of University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Formerly from Sandy Hook, Paula resides in Oxford with her husband, Bryan. They have three adult children.

Andrew Urbanski

Director

Andrew has joined Wells Fargo Advisors as a Managing Director – Investments after having worked for seven years as a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager…

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Andrew has joined Wells Fargo Advisors as a Managing Director – Investments after having worked for seven years as a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at UBS. Prior to that, Andrew worked for eight years as a Vice President Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley where he was a firm designated Rule 144 Specialist. In addition to the Certified Private Wealth Advisor designation, Andrew has earned the Certified Financial Planner certificate from New York University, and the Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor designation from the College for Financial Planning. At Wells Fargo Advisors, Andrew is a Managing Director – Investments, Private Wealth Financial Advisor and Senior PIM® Portfolio Manager. Additionally, Andrew has been recognized by the firm as a 2021 Premier Advisor1. His work focuses on structural solutions for tax efficient planning, risk mitigation, and leverage optimization of complex intergenerational portfolios including both liquid and illiquid assets.

Andrew and his wife, Barbie, reside in Miramar Beach, FL and Sandy Hook, CT with their daughter, Adamina, and son, Maxim.  Andrew has served as an Investment Committee member and emeritus Director for Masonicare (501(c)3) of Connecticut, as well as the former Eastern Region Treasurer for the Metropolitan Opera National Council at Lincoln Center in New York. He now serves as a director for Kevin’s Community Center, providing free healthcare to the uninsured and underinsured. Otherwise, Andrew can be found on his motorcycle at the beach or traveling to share ideas and experiences with friends and clients.

1The Premier Advisor distinction is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by completion of educational components, business production based on either of the past two years, and professionalism. Additional criteria, including length of service, may also be used to determine recipients.

Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.