Commissioner Calnen of Enfield was appointed to the PCSW by Christopher Donovan, Speaker of the House, and Donald Williams, Senate President Pro Tempore, in 2011. She is past president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Connecticut (GFWC), an organization which has received international recognition for its work developing leadership among women, especially in the areas of health, finance and safety. She has particular expertise in expanding opportunities for leadership for women, domestic violence awareness and education in the communities, a signature project of GFWC.