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 John Malfettone
President & CEO Scott M. Roberts
Treasurer Michael Koppel ’78
Secretary Adam Schwartz
Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration and CFO Gerald J. Ganz, Jr.
Senior Vice President for Development Jake Lemon


Ray Allen
Professional Basketball Player
George R. Aylward ’88
President & Chief Executive Officer
Virtus Investment Partners
Hartford, Conn.
Mark A. Beaudoin ’82
Partner & CFO
Ziff Capital Partners
New York, N.Y.
Alan Bennett ’69
Ropes & Gray
Washington D.C.
Melinda T. Brown ’77 ’85
Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller
Coach, Inc., New York, N.Y.
Noha H. Carrington ’85
Uplift, Inc.
William Clemens III, ’89 ’98
Managing Director – Healthcare Practice
Russel Reynolds Associates
Sue Collins
Retired – Senior Advisor, TIAA
Leah Darak ’95
Women’s Health Connecticut
Huntington, Conn.
Angelo DeFazio ’85
President & CEO
Arrow Pharmacy and Nutrition Center
Canton, Conn.
Craig Douglas ’77
Retired – Vice President/Treasurer, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
Amy Errett ’79
CEO, Madison Reed
San Francisco, Calif.
Drew Figdor ’83
Partner/Partfolio Manager
Tiedemann Investment Group
New York, N.Y.
David H. Ford ’88
Founding Partner & Co-Portfolio Manager
Latigo Partners, L.P.
New York, N.Y.
Albert J. Foreman ’95
Partner/Chief Investment Officer
Tuatara Capital
New York, N.Y.
Jonathan Greenblatt ’77
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Washington, D.C.
Steven Greenspan ’85 JD
Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel
United Technologies Corp.
Debra Hess ’86
NorthStar Asset Management
Old Greenwich, Conn.
Michael Koppel ’78
Executive Vice President & CFO
Nordstrom, Inc.
Bellevue, Wash.
John P. Malfettone ’77
Senior Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer
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 Partner
Sail Harbor Capital LLC
Joseph Parsons ’79 (BUS)
Management Committee Member
Bridgewater Associates, LP
Weston, Conn.
William J. Quinlan, III ’92
President and CEO, PSNH
Eversource Energy
Berlin, Conn.
Lori Riiska ’84
Lori Riiska CPA, LLC
Winsted, Conn.
Anthony Rizza ’87
Senior Managing Director/ Portfolio Manager
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.
Nadine Francis West ’89
Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & Corporate Secretary
Protein Sciences Corporation
Hartford, Conn.
Mr. James F. Whalen Jr. ’82 (BUS)
TA Realty LLC
Boston, Mass.
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 Thomas Katsouleas
The University’s Chief Academic Officer John A. Elliott
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 Andrea B. Dennis-LaVigne
President of the Corporation Scott M. Roberts
Student Foundation Representative Becca Colby
University Faculty Member Michael Willig


David I. Barton ’61
Darien, Conn.
Alan R. Bennett ’69
Ropes & Gray
Washington, D.C.
Patrick M. Campion ’83
CEO of the Onshore Private Bank for HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
New York, N.Y.
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.