Board Members


  • Peter Grose, President
    Retired President and CEO, Fuss & O’Neill
  • Yvonne Martin, Vice President
    Retired Director of Strategic Accounts, Otis Elevator Company
  • Michael B. Lynch Jr., Treasurer
    President, Lynch Toyota-Scion
  • Bethany Silver ’90, Secretary
    Chief Performance Officer, Hartford Public Schools


  • TJ Benoit ’81, President, TAB Computer Systems, Inc.
  • Dr. Linda Burk, Retired Professor of Romance Languages,  Manchester Community College
  • Dr. James Castellone, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Eastern Connecticut Health Network
  • Deborah Chipperfield, Executive Director, Hot Module Center, Pratt & Whitney
  • Martin J. Hart, Professor of Accounting, Manchester Community College
  • Steven Hernandez,  Executive Director, Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity
  • Peter A. Klock, Manager, Mills Building Associates
  • Jason Rojas, Chief of Staff and Associate Vice President for External Relations, Trinity College and
    House Majority Leader, Connecticut General Assembly
  • Asker Saeed, Principal, Saeed Consulting Group
  • Linda Samoncik, Retired Second Vice President for Strategy & Business Development, The Phoenix Companies, Inc.
  • Peter Schauster, President, Empire Industries, Inc.
  • Nashay Smith, ’15, Format Analyst, ESPN
  • Marlon Taffe, Senior Director of Aftermarket Operations – Mechanical Systems, Collins Aerospace
  • JoAnn Thulin,  Retired Director, Westside Care Center
  • Benjamin Williams, CEO, ARSOME Technology


  • Douglas K. Anderson, Retired President, Savings Bank of Manchester
  • Joseph H. Bednarz, Retired Vice President,  AAA Allied Group, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Benavides, Community Leader
  • Leslie Ann Brown, Professor Emerita, Manchester Community College
  • Tina Carnelli ’99, Marketing Manager, Morris Group
  • Craig S. Lappen, Principal, 21st Century Financial Advisors
  • Gene S. Mazur, Human Resources Consultant
  • William J. McGurk, Retired CEO,  Rockville Bank
  • Richard Meduski, Retired CEO, Savings Bank of Manchester
  • Rosemarie N. Papa, Community Leader
  • Richard J. Trachimowicz, Retired Executive Vice President, Rockville Bank
  • Hans Weiss, Owner, Weiss Gallery

College Representatives

  • Dr. Nicole Esposito, Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. Tom Reynolds, Dean of Institutional Advancement
  • Carla Adams, Faculty Representative
  • Michelle Nickerson ’06, Staff Representative
  • Gordon Plouffe ’16, Student Representative