Board of Directors

The UConn Foundation, Inc., is governed by a volunteer board of elected directors, drawn from corporations and community organizations, as well as ex officio members from the University administration, faculty, and student body.

The Board’s strong constituency reflects the set of professional backgrounds, skills, and knowledge necessary to achieve ambitious goals for the Foundation. Its members give time, expertise and financial resources, helping the University become one of the top public research universities in the nation.

Board Membership


Chair Dan Toscano ’87
Interim President & CEO John R. Fodor
Treasurer Michael Koppel ’78
Secretary Craig W. Ashmore ’85
Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration and CFO Gerald J. Ganz, Jr.
Senior Vice President for Development Jake Lemon


Ray Allen
Professional Basketball Player
Craig W. Ashmore ’85
Principal, Platinum Equity
Beverly Hills, Calif.
George R. Aylward ’88
President & Chief Executive Officer
Virtus Investment Partners
Hartford, Conn.
Alan Bennett ’69
Washington D.C.
Mark A. Beaudoin ’82
Ziff Capital Partners
New York, N.Y.
Sue Bird ’02
Professional Basketball Player
Seattle, Wash.
Melinda T. Brown ’77 ’85
Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller
Coach, Inc., New York, N.Y.
Patrick M. Campion ’83
CEO of the Onshore Private Bank for HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
New York, N.Y.
Noha H. Carrington ’85
President and Founder
Carrington Strategic Advisors
Fairfield, Conn.
William Clemens III, ’89 ’98
Spencer Stuart Management Consultants
Stamford, Conn.
Leah Darak ’95
Women’s Health Connecticut
Huntington, Conn.
Angelo DeFazio ’85
President & CEO
Arrow Pharmacy and Nutrition Center
Canton, Conn.
Frances K. Del Boca Ph.D ’71
Chicago, Ill.
Amy Errett ’79
CEO, Madison Reed
San Francisco, Calif.
David H. Ford ’88
New York, N.Y.
Drew Figdor ’83
General Partner
Tiedemann Investment Group
New York, N.Y.
Albert J. Foreman ’95
Tuatara Capital
New York, N.Y.
Clinton G. Gartin ’77
Chairman of Investment Banking
Morgan Stanley
New York, N.Y.
Mary Ann Gilleece ’62
Washington, D.C.
 Jonathan Greenblatt ’77
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Washington, D.C.
 Debra Hess ’86
Old Greenwich, Conn.
Michael Koppel ’78
Executive Vice President & CFO
Nordstrom, Inc.
Bellevue, Wash.
Douglas P. Lawrence ’97
Managing Principal
Five Stone Green Capital LLC
New York, N.Y.
John P. Malfettone ’77
Senior Managing Director
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC
New York, N.Y.
Kimberly T. Manning ’83
Principal and Chief Executive Officer
Cronin and Company, Inc.
Glastonbury, Conn.
Benjamin W. Michelson ’96
Managing Director
Fortress Investment Group, LLC
New York, N.Y.
Lincoln Millstein ’77
SVP, Hearst Corp. & Special Asst. to CEO
Hearst Corporation
New York, N.Y.
Joseph Parsons ’79 (BUS)
Weston, Conn.
William J. Quinlan, III ’92
President and CEO
Eversource Energy
Berlin, Conn.
Lori Riiska ’84
Lori Riiska CPA, LLC
Winsted, Conn.
Anthony Rizza ’87
Senior Managing Director
Columbus Circle Investors
Westport, Conn.
Michael Rosen ’89 ’93
Northeastern Anesthesia
Riverside, Conn.
Adam L. Schwartz ’97
S&S Worldwide
Colchester, Conn.
Robert I. Sherman ’79
SVP Strategic Development
Shenkman Capital Management, Inc.
Stamford, Conn.
Mark C. Sinatro ’88
Sinatro Agency One LLC
West Hartford, Conn.
Mr. Robert J. Skinner ’93
Senior Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
First Republic Bank
Menlo Park, Calif.
Daniel D. Toscano ’87
Managing Director, Global Leveraged Finance
Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.
New York, N.Y.
Constance Weaver
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
New York, N.Y.
Nadine Francis West ’89
Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Metro Hartford Alliance
Hartford, Conn.
Harriet Munrett Wolfe, Esq. ’76
Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary
Webster Bank & Webster Financial Corporation
Waterbury, Conn.

 Ex Officio Members

President of the University Susan Herbst
The University’s Chief Academic Officer Craig H. Kennedy
The Senior Administrator from UConn Health Andrew Agwunobi
The Chief Financial Officer of the University Scott Jordan
The Chief Administrator from the Department of Athletics David Benedict
University Board of Trustee Marilda L. Gándara ’78
Interim President of the Corporation John R. Fodor
Student Foundation Representative Anthony J. Patelunas
University Faculty Member Michael Willig


David I. Barton ’61
Darien, Conn.
Alan R. Bennett ’69
Ropes & Gray
Washington, D.C.
Gerald D. DesRoches ’82
Managing Director
Andersen Tax, LLC
New York, N.Y.
Peter Drotch ’64
Vice Chairman (Retired)
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Framingham, Mass.
Roger H. Felberbaum ’64
Senior Vice President – Financial Consultant
RBC Wealth Management
New York, N.Y.
Mark E. Freitas ’81
President & CEO
Mark Edward Partners LLC
Palm Beach, Fla.
Gary S. Gladstein ’66/’08H
Senior Consultant
Soros Fund Management LLC
New York, N.Y.
Mickey E. Herbert
Fairfield, Conn.
Lisa Klauser ’90
Integrated Marketing Services
Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Gerald M. Lieberman ’69
AllianceBernstein LP
New York, N.Y.
Joseph C. Papa, Jr. ’78
Chairman, President & CEO
Perrigo Company
Allegan, Mich.
Marsha P. Roth ’67
Senior Managing Director
Angelo, Gordon
New York, N.Y.
Mark R. Shenkman ’65 ’07H
President and Chief Investment Officer
Shenkman Capital Management, Inc.
New York, N.Y.
Wendy R. Watkins ’74
Lake Forest, Ill.
Elease E. Wright ’76
Hartford, Conn.