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.
  • Linda Burk, Retired Professor of Romance Languages,  Manchester Community College
  • Stephen Cassano ’68, State Senator, Connecticut General Assembly and Executive Director, Coalition for Justice in Education Funding
  • James Castellone, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Eastern Connecticut Health Network
  • Martin J. Hart, Assistant Professor, Manchester Community College
  • Peter A. Klock, Manager, Mills Building Associates
  • Rosemarie N. Papa, Community Leader
  • Jason Rojas, President’s Chief of Staff, Trinity College and State Representative, Connecticut General Assembly
  • Linda Samoncik, Retired Second Vice President for Strategy & Business Development, The Phoenix Companies, Inc.
  • JoAnn Thulin,  Retired Director, Westside Care Center


  • 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 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
  • Benjamin Breault, Staff Representative
  • Carla Adams, Faculty Representative
  • Allison Mackenzie, Faculty Representative