Connecticut General Assembly Office of Program Review and Investigations


 

Legislative PRI Committee

PRI Staff
The PRI staff, which is nonpartisan, consists of a director, ten analysts, and an executive secretary.
Carrie E. Vibert, Director
  • J.D. Washington University School of Law
  • B.A. (Government) Georgetown University
  • Previous Positions: Special Assistant, U.S. Senator John C. Danforth; Law Clerk, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance, Alton, IL; Intern, Connecticut General Assembly
  • Member, Connecticut Bar
Miriam P. Kluger, Chief Analyst
  • Ph.D., M.A. (Applied Psychological Research and Evaluation) Hofstra University
  • B.A. (Experimental Psychology) Stony Brook University
  • Previous Positions: Senior Vice President of Research, The Village for Families & Children, Inc. of Hartford; Health Care Analyst, Queens Hospital Community Mental Health Center, Jamaica, NY
Scott Simoneau, Chief Analyst
  • M.P.A. (Public Administration) University of Connecticut
  • B.A. (Political Science/Public Administration) Rhode Island College
  • Previous Positions: Performance Auditor, State of New Hampshire; Administrative Aide, Providence Water Supply Board (RI): Administrative Aide, Department of Administration, City of Providence (RI): Mayor's Aide, City of Providence (RI): Management Intern, Town of Windsor (CT)
Brian R. Beisel, Principal Analyst
  • M.P.A. (Public Administration) University of Connecticut
  • B.A. (Political Science) Villanova University
  • Previous Positions: Research Fellow, Office of Legislative Research, Connecticut General Assembly; Intern, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management; Intern, U.S. Senator John Heinz
Michelle Castillo, Principal Analyst
  • J.D. University of Connecticut School of Law
  • B.S. (Psychology) Trinity College
  • Previous Positions: Research Analyst, Office of Legislative Research, Connecticut General Assembly; Research Assistant, Trinity College
Maryellen Duffy, Principal Analyst
  • M.P.A. (Public Administration) University of Hartford (HUD Fellow)
  • B.A. (Government) Smith College
  • Previous Position: Community Development Intern, Town of West Hartford
Janelle Stevens, Principal Analyst
  • M.P.A. (Public Affairs) Princeton University
  • B.A. (Political Science) St. Olaf College
  • Previous Positions: Intern, New Jersey General Assembly; Research Assistant, MDRC; Research Assistant, Department of Political Science, St. Olaf College; Intern, U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone
Eric Michael Gray, Principal Analyst
  • M.P.A. (Public Administration) University of Connecticut
  • B.S. (Music Education) Case Western Reserve University
  • Previous Positions: Teaching Assistant, Department of Public Policy, University of Connecticut; Research Assistant, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut; Research Assistant, Connecticut Business and Industry Association Education Foundation
Jennifer Proto, Associate Legislative Analyst
  • M.P.A. (Public Administration) University of Connecticut
  • B.A. (Anthropology) Smith College
  • Previous Positions: Associate Analyst, Office of Fiscal Analysis, Connecticut General Assembly; Research Assistant, Department of Public Policy, University of Connecticut; Eligibility Services Worker, Connecticut Department of Social Services; Research Assistant, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Susan M. Phillips, Associate Legislative Analyst
  • M.A. (Social Policy) The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University
  • J.D. University of Connecticut School of Law
  • B.A. Hampshire College
  • Previous Positions: Research Assistant, Heller School, Brandeis University; Teaching Assistant, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Waltham, MA; Attorney, New London, CT
Olivia G. Puckett, Administrative Assistant II
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Management, University of Connecticut
  • B.A. (Political Science), Eastern CT State University
  • Previous Positions: Clerk of Council on Medical Assistance Program Oversight, CT General Assembly; Intern for CT General Assembly; Interim Administrative Assistant to Town Administrator for Town of Columbia, CT; STEAP Intern, U.S. Social Security Administration, Norwich, CT

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