Domenique S. Thornton, Esq.
General Counsel

61 South Main Street, Suite 100
West Hartford, CT 06107
Mobile: 860-982-8180

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world. Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
—Tom Bodett

Domenique S. Thornton, Esq. is MHC’s General Counsel. She assists the agency with corporate matters and was formerly in private practice. Domenique also held a number of publicly elected offices, including Mayor of Middletown, Connecticut for eight years and a member of Middletown’s Common Council as its Corporation Counsel.

In addition, Domenique held the position of Director of Human Resources and Public Policy for MHC for six years. She lobbied both the state and federal governments for a better system of care and stronger legislation to protect those who experience mental illnesses. Through her efforts, the housing laws in Connecticut were made less discriminatory and more protective against evictions on the grounds of a mental disability. Domenique worked to remind federal officials that any federal mental health parity law passed should be a ceiling and not a floor to stronger state parity laws like Connecticut’s. For her advocacy efforts, she received the Keep the Promise Coalition Extra Mile Award and the Local Action Advocate Award.

Domenique has three grown daughters and three grandchildren.

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