Director Development and Public Relations

Our Management

  • Edwin Rodriguez


    Development and Public Relations



  • Mark Cavanagh


    Quality and Client Services
    Cornerstone Supervised Apartment Program

  • Bonnie Cocchiola


    Society of Support (SOS)
    Permanent Supportive Housing Program

  • Biography

    Edwin Rodriguez

    Edwin Rodriguez is the Director of Development and Public Relations for the St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury, Inc. His role is to elevate awareness on how the Mission addresses the critical needs of so many of our less fortunate citizens in the Greater Waterbury area, while encouraging service growth and financial support. Accordingly, he is also responsible for researching, writing, and reporting in relation to our government and foundation grants.

    Edwin is former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. While Commissioner, he was instrumental in introducing legislation and regulations that enhanced the well-being of the Connecticut economy and its citizenry. In this role, he also served as Chairman of the Liquor Control Commission and Connecticut Boxing Commissioner. He worked for the Connecticut Community Foundation, where he helped launch Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills, a popular annual on-line fundraising campaign benefiting area nonprofit organizations. He also worked as a Project Management Consultant in the initial start-up of Loyola Development Corporation, a Community Housing Development organization. His professional experience also includes working in receivable management for the Travelers Insurance Company.

    He has a long history of community involvement that earned him many community and civic recognition awards. Currently, he serves on the Wolcott Board of Ethics and as Finance Council trustee at All Saints–Todos Los Santos Parish in Waterbury. Formerly, he served on the Board of Directors for the St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury, Inc. He also served on the Wolcott Economic Development Commission, as a Trustee and Treasurer for the Connecticut Community Foundation, as a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Greater Waterbury, and as President and Trustee of the Connecticut Federation of Catholic School Parents. He was as an Alderman for the City of Waterbury and Liaison to many city boards and commissions.

    He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Executive Management from the University of New Haven, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Associate degree in Accounting from Post University. He also holds a Certificate in Government Leadership from the University of Connecticut, Institute of Public Service. 

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