Who We Are
Kevin Graff is a partner in the firm and also founded Graff Public Solutions, LLC (GPS) a full-service public affairs firm. Prior to launching GPS in 2011, Kevin worked for five years as the Chief of Staff for Senate President Pro Tempore Donald Williams and the Senate Majority Caucus of the Connecticut General Assembly. Highly regarded by elected officials and staff colleagues, he was elevated to the position of Chief of Staff after two years as the Director of Policy.
Kevin started his career working in the state legislature for the Senate Chairs of the Transportation and Judiciary Committees and then as the Executive Aide to Senate Majority Leader George C. Jepsen.
In 2001, he began work as the Executive Director of the Mobilize Against Tobacco for Children's Health (MATCH) Coalition. During his time at MATCH, he modernized the organization's financial procedures and grant reporting, and led the effort to create a 501(c)3 entity for the Coalition.
Kevin graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration. From 1999-2005 he served as an elected member of the Glastonbury Town Council, and has served on the Board of DIrectors of the American Lung Association of Connecticut and the Charter Oak State College Foundation.
Jillian Wood is a partner in Graff Wood Association Management Solutions. For the past 18 years, Jillian has been the Executive Director of several non-profit organizations focused in the medical and social services fields.
Jill’s work with non-profit organizations is extensive and wide-ranging. Within the framework of non-profit work, she has been deeply involved with Boards of Directors and, with their input, has built organizations with very small budgets and no employees to associations that are highly successful in their field and with the proper staff to make the work happen. Jill has been entrepreneurial in her outlook for organizations, how to grow them, and how to manage that growth.
Prior to her work in non-profit association management, Jill worked for several years as a part-time lobbyist at the Connecticut Capitol. She also worked for nearly a decade in medical equipment sales.
Jill has served on the Boards of Directors of NARAL, and currently is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Channel 3 Kids Camp and the Advisory Committee of ACCESS-MH. Additionally, she serves as an elected member of the Board of Assessment Appeals in Coventry, CT, where she lives with her husband.
Jill Barry brings a wide range of knowledge to Graff Wood, with a strength in budget analysis, non-profit management and strategic planning. She previously worked as a Corporate Controller of Vertafore, Inc., a software company. In this capacity, Jill supervised accounting staff, helped prepare the company’s annual budget, and analyzed expenses to identify cost savings and adherence to budget.
Earlier in her career, Jill worked at a CPA firm that specialized in government and nonprofit accounting and auditing. While working with a variety of nonprofit entities and associations, she was exposed to all aspects of tax preparation, review and research; planned and executed audits; prepared all financial statements; and served as a public representative to the firm, maintaining day-to-day client relationships.
Jill currently serves on the Glastonbury Town Council where she has worked in a bipartisan fashion to build consensus around challenging issues including education and town budgeting. She graduated from The University of Connecticut School of Business, with a major in accounting. She resides in Glastonbury with her husband, Shawn, and her 3 elementary school-aged children.
Yvette Moretti has worked with non-profit organizations such as the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Connecticut Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Foundation for Children for more than 5 years. She has a background in graphic design – bringing her experience as a senior brand designer to both Chapters and the Foundation. She designs and manages the Chapter’s website and creates monthly newsletters, brochures, logos, booklets, and reports.
Yvette also brings her organization skills and knowledge of computers to coordinating and managing the CTAAP CME webinar series. This entails organizing 15-18 CME meetings per year, including contacting speakers, working on PPTs, helping the speakers and participants understand the web platform and how to use it properly, and managing the CME application and certificate process for the participants. She also works with meeting facilities and helps coordinate live CME meetings as well as other events.
Currently, Yvette has taken on another new role as Chapter project manager for a practice improvement project to address adolescent substance abuse in Connecticut. Her responsibilities for this project include creating meeting agendas and following up on action items, facilitating online meetings and conference calls, contributing to learning sessions curriculum development, facilitating in-state learning sessions, and organizing speakers and facilities. Yvette also acts as primary chapter liaison for all project activities as well as being the liaison to national AAP.
Kathryn Senk has worked with non-profit organizations such as the CT Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Foundation for Children for the past 3 years. Kathryn possesses a vast knowledge of communications, marketing, and organizational skills, and is responsible for maintaining all office services including overseeing office operations and procedures, preparing payroll, controlling correspondence and designing filing systems. Kathryn also reviews and approves supply requisitions, monitors clerical functions, processes pre-and-post educational data including registration documentation, and maintains a master list of participants, CME/CEU’s, and evaluations.
Kathryn graduated with a BS in Corporate Communications from Southern Connecticut State University. She started out working at Hartford Life in Simsbury where she worked in the 1035 Exchange department. From there, she went to Robert Half International in Hartford where she was a recruiter for temporary accounting. The position included managing accounts and relationships with businesses, interviewing potential candidates, and placing candidates as well as marketing. Kathryn resides in Wethersfield with her husband Kyle and their 3 children.