Board of Directors

Ken Chmielewski, BS

Independent Director

Member: Finance Committee; Fundraising Working Group
Licensed Financial Advisor at Edward Jones

Ken is a licensed Financial Advisor with Edward Jones whose office is located in Deep River, CT just walking distance from The Nest. He focuses on partnering with individuals, families and business owners to help them reach their long term financial goals. Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.

Ken’s first introduction to The Nest was through a friend who works there. Since then, he has become a huge fan of the coffee, the chicken salad sandwiches, the vibe and most importantly, the mission. When the opportunity presented itself to actually become involved in A Little Compassion and The Nest, it was not a difficult decision.

Ken is an active member of The Rotary Club of Deep River. He is also a current member and a past president of The Deep River Merchants Association. He enjoys participating in Habitat For Humanity builds and The Alzheimer’s Association.

Ken has a lifelong passion for music.  He is a songwriter and guitarist who enjoys recording original music in his home studio.  He is also a member of a local band called Butter Jones.  Ken and his bandmates frequently offer their services to help in community fundraising efforts and have played at many events over the years to benefit local groups.

Ken lives in Ivoryton, Connecticut with his two dogs Charlie and Louie. He has three adult daughters who fill him with pride and two grandchildren who fill him with joy.