Leadership and Staff

Delia Ayer
Staff Accountant

Jamie Daniel
Creative Director and Producer

 Kathleen Grant

Kathleen Grant
Office Administrator

Holly Howley
Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Giving



Wafiyyah Mahdi

Wafiyyah Mahdi
Executive Associate and Special Projects

Paula Wilson
Marketing and Communications Manager






Board of Directors

Laura Amenta Community Volunteer

Paula Angelo VP, Internal and CEO Communications, The Hartford

Kristine Bankowski VP, Human Resources at Engineering, Pratt & Whitney

Steven Blau Vice President, Human Resources, Travelers

David Daye Vice Chair, Director of Magnet Schools Business Operations, Goodwin University

William Fish Partner, Hinckley Allen

Sue Hessel Community Volunteer

Benjamin C. Jensen Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP

Akhil Johri Board Member, Boeing and Cardinal Health

Ginny Kim Legal and Compliance Counsel for the State of Connecticut, Office of the Treasurer

Bill Knight Principal/CMO, Adams & Knight

Diane Korntheuer Human Resource Consultant

John Livingstone Treasurer, Partner, PwC


Jason Madrak Director of National Customer Engagement, Molina Healthcare

Bonnie Malley VP of Finance and Administration, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Srini Mandavilli Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hartford Hospital

Virginia McGarrity Secretary, Partner, Robinson + Cole

Cyndi Stern Principal, Billian Stern Consulting

Doris Sugarman Co-Founder, The Connecticut Forum

Richard Sugarman Founding President, The Connecticut Forum and President, Hartford Promise

Imelda Suit Chair, VP & Treasurer, Otis Elevator

Meg Warren Executive Director, Office of External and Alumni Affairs at the UConn School of Business

Natalie Weaver Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Liberty Bank

Kimberly Williams Senior Associate, FRD & Associates

Honorable Shawn Wooden Connecticut State Treasurer


Geena Clonan Board Member Emeritus


Advisory Board

Ryan Beach

Eric Ben-Kiki

Adam Bercowetz

Emily Cahill

Nick Caito

Peter Decoteau

Jill Fletcher

Mary Ann Fowler

Howard Friedman

Juliet Greenblatt

Greg Hammond

Jennifer Hayes

Jackie Johnson

Bernard Kavaler

Kelly Kennedy

Chris Knopf

Mike Kopelman

Henry Link

Franklin Perry

Angela Phillips-Arrington

Laura Ray


Judith Resnick

Laurie Salzberg

Tony Shockley

Amy Wergeles

Career Opportunities at The Connecticut Forum