Board and Committees

Connecticut Community Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of trustees and managed by a staff of experts in fund management, philanthropy, charitable gift planning, grantmaking and community issues. We are here to help our donors, nonprofits and community.

To reach any of our staff members by phone, please call 203.753.1315.

Board of Trustees

Kathy Taylor

Kathy Taylor

Chair, Waterbury Attorney and Educator Naugatuck Valley Community College | Bio

Kathy Bower

Kathy Bower

Secretary, Southbury Managing Partner (Southbury), Gager, Bower & Scalzo, LLP | Bio

Dr. Rebecca Eleck Bruce

Family Physician and Medical Director, Wheeler Health | Bio

Michael Giardina

James A. Higgins Naugatuck, President and CEO, Skyline Financial Federal Credit Union | Bio

Reginald Beamon

Janie L. McDermott

Litchfield

Attorney at Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP| Bio

 

Joyce Petteway

Rabbi Eric Polokoff

Southbury

Rabbi, B’nai Israel | Bio

Reginald Beamon

Saran D. White

Waterbury

Executive Director Leever Foundation | Bio

 

Michael Giardina

Michael Giardina

Vice Chair, Cheshire, Partner, Henry & Giardina, LLP | Bio

 

David Caron

Barbara Bradbury-Pape,

Woodbury

Development Director, Roxbury Land Trust| Bio

Reginald Beamon

Avery Gaddis

Waterbury

Senate Republican Office’s Community Development and Public Affairs| Bio

Michael Giardina

Elizabeth Johnson Cheshire, Provost, Post University | Bio

Reginald Beamon

Tomas Olivo

Waterbury

Director at Working Cities Challenge at the RIBA Aspira Career Academy| Bio

Carolyn E. Setlow

Stephen Seward

Roxbury

Development Consultant, nonprofit sector | Bio

Deborah Foord

Treasurer, Litchfield, Community Service | Bio

Kathleen A. McPadden

Kathleen A. Brochhausen

Naugatuck, Senior Vice President, Community Relations Officer and Executive Director, Ion Bank Foundation | Bio

 

Subira Gordon

Executive Director, Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now | Bio

Elner Morrell

Brian M. Jones, CFP®

Southbury

Wealth Management Advisor, The Jones Financial Group | Bio

Joyce Petteway

Adrienne Parkmond

Waterbury

Chief Operations Officer of The WorkPlace, Inc. | Bio

Reginald Beamon

Jean Solomon

Washington Depot

Senior Real Estate executive| Bio

 

Committees

  • Barbara Bradbury-Pape (Chair)
  • Daphne Anderson Deeds
  • Judith Eslami
  • Deborah Foord
  • Julie Faulstich
  • Marilyn McGill
  • Robert McWilliam
  • Nathaniel Worden

 

  • Brian Jones (Chair)
  • Jean Solomon
  • Carrie Zimyeski

 

  • Reginald Beamon (Co-chair)
  • Rachel Carley
  • Tony Ciocca
  • Judith Eslami Subira Gordon
  • Linda Halgunseth
  • James Higgins
  • Elizabeth Johnson (Co-chair)
  • Douglas Johnson
  • Lisa Lettieri
  • Tomas Olivo

  • Kathy Bower (Secretary)
  • Deborah Foord (Treasurer)
  • Valerie Friedman (at-large)
  • Michael Giardina (Vice Chair)
  • Subira Gordon (at-large)
  • Rabbi Eric Polokoff (at-large)
  • Stephen Seward (at-large)
  • Kathy Taylor (Chair)

 

  • Martha Bernstein
  • Kathy Bower
  • Valerie Friedman
  • Avery Gaddis
  • Michael Giardina (Chair)
  • Douglas Johnson
  • Kathleen McPadden

 

  • Raechel Guest
  • Maybeth Morales-Davis
  • Tomas Olive-Valentin (Chair)
  • Rosyln Sotero

 

  • Elizabeth Barber
  • Dr. Rebecca Eleck Bruce (Chair)
  • Elizabeth Johnson
  • Linda Halgunseth
  • Misty Lewis
  • Michael Lloyd
  • Robert McDonald
  • Elner Morrell
  • Rabbi Eric Polokoff

 

  • Charles Boulier
  • Deborah Foord (Chair)
  • Avery Gaddis
  • Toni Hirst
  • Brian Jones
  • Jean Solomon
  • Saran White

 

  • Dr. Rebecca Eleck Bruce
  • Jacqueline Miller
  • Rabbi Eric Polokoff (Chair)
  • Christine Reardon
  • Kristopher Reese
  • Judith Rifkin
  • Jean Solomon

  • Mark Berardi
  • Kathy Bower
  • Barbara Bradbury-Pape
  • Sarah Edelson Baskin
  • Michael Giardina
  • Subira Gordon
  • Linda Halgunseth
  • Julie Loughran
  • Patrick McKenna
  • Eric Polokoff
  • Tallitha Richardson
  • Barbara Ryer
  • Derek Santiago
  • Steve Seward
  • Kathy Taylor

  • Katherine Carten
  • Sandra Heller
  • Dr. Robert Matusz
  • Kathleen McPadden
  • Julie Sampaio

 

  • Barbara Bradbury-Pape (Chair)
  • Kathryn Kehoe
  • Ann Merriam Feinberg

 

  • Stephen Bandy
  • Alicia Bennett
  • Collette Boyd
  • Barbara Bradbury-Pape
  • Cameron Chaplen
  • Stefani Corsi-Tavali
  • Judith Eslami
  • Michael Feinberg
  • Brendan Foulois
  • Elizabeth Frew
  • Peter Frew
  • Deborah Fuller
  • Sarah Gager
  • Rosalie Griffin
  • Audrey Harrell
  • Sergei Kambalov
  • Kathryn Kehoe
  • Judith Kelz
  • Dennis Killian
  • Whitney Muthig-Cadett
  • Patricia Lindenman
  • Cheryl Lindstrom
  • Minerva Maldonado
  • Rose Mancini
  • Ann Merriam Feinberg
  • Cristina Molliconi
  • Elner Morrell
  • Judith Rifkin
  • Lois Schein

  • Jackie Aviles
  • Dolores Riollano
  • Mark Berardi
  • Dana D’Angelo-Moreira
  • Tim Grimes
  • Patti Landegren
  • Cynthia Merrick

  • Rev. Malcolm Carr
  • Audrie DeRouen
  • Helena Jedlinsky
  • Gerald Klein
  • Jennifer Naylor
  • Lisa Segal (Chair)
  • Cathy Somers

 

  • Martha Bernstein
  • Kathleen McPadden
  • Kathryn Kehoe (Chair)
  • Saran White

  • Reginald Beamon
  • Kathy Bower (Chair)
  • Barbara Bradbury-Pape
  • Michael Giardina
  • Subira Gordon
  • Rabbi Eric Polokoff
  • Kathy Taylor

  • Jill Faherty Lloyd
  • Patricia McKinley
  • Kathy McPadden
  • Marcia Moriarty
  • Kathy Taylor (Chair)

 

  • Hannah Alley-Keller
  • Kathy Bower
  • Anna Bower Richardson
  • Regina Duchin Kraus
  • Patricia Lindenman
  • Rama Mahesh
  • Marion Manzo
  • Karen Powell (Chair)
  • Lisa Segal
  • Jodi Wasserstein