The Association For 
Connecticut's Entire Mortgage Community

CMA Board of Directors

Members, as of August 2017

Kenneth Campbell

CMA President    

Westport Mortgage LLC, Loan Originator

Kenneth Campbell is a mortgage loan originator with Westport Mortgage LLC. He has been with Westport since 2007. Prior to that, he was with Home Funding Group, LLC in Tarrytown, NY and with Kendrew Group, Ltd., a promotion and advertising agency in New Canaan, CT. Mr. Campbell holds a BA degree from Alfred University, Alfred, NY and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ. He is an elected official in New Canaan, CT, serving as a Councilman. He lives in New Canaan with his wife of 33 years and their two sons.

Contact Info: Direct: (203) 221-8242; Cell: (203) 912-0615



Wendy Bernard, Esq.

CMA Association Counsel

The Bernard Law Group

Over 17 years banking/mortgage experience; 9 years as Legal Practitioner. Credentials: Mortgage Compliance Attorney whose practice includes assisting mortgage brokers and bankers in the development and maintenance of Federal and State compliance programs, including NMLS licensing and deficiency resolution, state examination preparation and response, policy implementation and due diligence, advice and representation in the event of sanctions, fines or State or Federal Administrative actions.

Contact Info: Direct: (203) 805-4521


John B. Burke III

CMA Director

Burke Mortgage-Consultant/Owner

A native of Manchester, CT, John graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 1988 with degrees in Economics and History. His perspectives regarding mortgages originate from his successes in the financial and employer services industries. When John entered the mortgage business, he came into the industry as a client who demanded to understand the process first. He will do the same for you!

Allow John and his team to listen to your individual needs and desires in order to help make your goal of purchasing or refinancing your home or commercial property a reality. As a mortgage broker, John has access to diversified lenders and loan programs. His team scrutinizes market opportunities for you as determined by your needs and qualifications. Accessibility, customer service and a true desire to help you achieve your dreams are the hallmarks of Burke Mortgage’s success. We work with and for you! Burke Mortgage would be happy to pre-qualify you for your purchase or refinance. First-time home buyers are always welcome.

Contact Info: Direct: (860) 649-LEND (5363)


Gilbert Ginsburg

CMA Director

President of Avistar Capital Group, LLC

Contact Info: Direct: 203-679-0732, ext. 11


Joanne Johansen

CMA Director

Platinum Mortgage Solutions Inc., President and CEO

Joanne Johansen is Owner/Broker of Platinum Mortgage Solutions Inc. in Wallingford, CT and is a long time resident of Wallingford. Joanne prides herself on her excellent customer service skills and will always go the extra step for her clients to make sure they understand the mortgage process from beginning to end. Joanne is one of the few brokers in her area that attends all of her purchase closings. Her motto is, “Know what you know and hire someone for what you don’t know.” Joanne has over 20 years of mortgage experience, starting as a processor in the business and then quickly moving up the ranks to owner of her own company. Joanne is a licensed mortgage broker in the State of Connecticut and Florida. Feel free to contact Joanne at the information below.

Platinum Mortgage Solutions, Inc.

33 Fair Street

Suite 101

Wallingford, CT 06492

(203) 589-4677


Tom Pellicone

CMA Director

Vice President, Wholesale Lending, Norcom Mortgage

Tom Pellicone has been with Norcom Mortgage since 2008, and now serves as Vice President of Wholesale Lending. Tom has worked in the mortgage industry for over 20 years. He began his career at Fidelity Capital in New York in 1992. He then spent eight years at Sirianni Mortgage in Danbury, CT as both a processor and a loan originator. He later worked at Newtown Savings Bank and CitiMortgage before joining Norcom.

Tom’s experience in both operations and sales has shaped him into a complete mortgage professional. He has a great understanding of underwriting guidelines and how to put a loan together. Tom also takes pride in the relationships he’s developed over the years. The secret to his success? “It’s the little things that matter, like calling people back and being there to help clients when they really need it.”

Contact Info: Direct: (860) 899-3796


Hailey Rice

CMA Director

Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Village Mortgage Company

Hailey oversees Village Mortgage Company’s day to-day compliance functions and advises on legal and compliance issues affecting the company’s strategic objectives.  Prior to joining the mortgage industry, Hailey served as regulatory counsel to two online consumer lenders and worked as a litigation attorney at a Connecticut consumer protection law firm. In 2014, she was named a “rising star” in the practice of Consumer Law by Super Lawyers.  Hailey received her B.A., cum laude, from Wheaton College in Norton, MA, and her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. 

Contact Info: Direct: 860-482-7378, ext. 105


Don Romanski

CMA Treasurer and Secretary

Senior Account Executive, Parkside Lending

Don is a performance driven Mortgage Banking Executive serving consumers and clients throughout the New England market since 1984. Don has extensive background in Correspondent and Wholesale Business Channel Development and comprehensive Account Management.

Don is currently focused on supporting his Clients to navigate through regulatory and compliance mandates while helping them grow market share. Don has served on the CMA Board since 2012 and was named President of CMA in December 2015.

Contact Info: don@parksidelending.comDirect: (203) 815-9611


Matthew Hallisey

CMA Executive Director

Matthew Hallisey is the managing principal of Matthew Hallisey Government Affairs, LLC, a full-service government relations and lobbying firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Matthew Hallisey Government Affairs represents clients before the Connecticut General Assembly and administrative agencies at the state and federal level. Matt serves as executive director of professional and industry trade associations. He was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1994; he is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, District of Connecticut. Matt graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1986 and Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law) in 1994.

Contact Info: Direct: (860) 978-7346

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