Since March 2005 Peter has served as the President/CEO of Access, the state and federally designated anti-poverty Community Action Agency in northeast CT. He is also an Adjunct Professor in UConn’s Master of Public Administration Program.
Peter began his 40-year career in human services working in homeless shelters and soup kitchens. He also taught High School in inner-city Boston, directed large-scale annual and capital fundraising campaigns, and provided staff leadership in community-based nonprofits and the statewide CT Council of Family Service Agencies.
Under Peter’s leadership, Access has focused efforts on meeting its mission to create opportunities that empower under-resourced individuals, families and communities to achieve and sustain economic stability by ensuring they have access to adequate food, safe decent affordable housing, jobs, and other pathways to self-reliance.
Peter was appointed as the first nonprofit leader to Co-Chair the CT Governor’s Cabinet on Nonprofit Health and Human Services, and he is currently the Board Chair of the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance.
His formal education includes a Bachelor Degree from Boston College and a Master Degree from Harvard University.