Board of Directors

The UConn Foundation is governed by a dynamic volunteer board of elected directors who are drawn from corporations and community organizations, as well as ex officios from UConn's administration, faculty, and student body. The professional backgrounds, skills, and knowledge of its members enable the Foundation to carry out its ambitious goals, which include achieving UConn's educational, scientific, cultural, research, and recreational objectives. Each Board of Directors member generously gives their time, expertise, and financial resources to support UConn in being widely recognized as a world-class national public research university that produces a rich flow of ideas, sparks invention and innovation, and improves the quality of life for all people.

Board Membership




ChairJohn Malfettone
President & CEOScott M. Roberts
TreasurerMichael Koppel ’78
SecretaryAdam Schwartz
Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration and CFOGerald J. Ganz, Jr.
Senior Vice President for DevelopmentJake 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
Senior Advisor (Retired)
Leah Darak ’95
Women’s Health Connecticut
Huntington, Conn.
Angelo DeFazio ’85
President & CEO
Arrow Pharmacy and Nutrition Center
Canton, Conn.
Craig Douglas
Vice President/Treasurer (Retired)
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.
James Whalen
TA Realty LLC
Harriet Munrett Wolfe, Esq. ’76
Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary
Webster Bank & Webster Financial Corporation
Waterbury, Conn.

Ex Officio Members


President of the UniversityThomas Katsouleas
The University’s Chief Academic OfficerJohn A. Elliott
The Senior Administrator from UConn HealthAndrew Agwunobi
The Chief Financial Officer of the UniversityScott Jordan
The Chief Administrator from the Department of AthleticsDavid Benedict
University Board of TrusteeAndrea B. Dennis-LaVigne, D.V.M. ’03
President of the CorporationScott M. Roberts
Student Foundation RepresentativeBecca Colby
University Faculty MemberMichael 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.
Craig W. Ashmore ’85
Principal, Platinum Equity
Beverly Hills, Calif.
Douglas P. Lawrence ’97
Managing Principal
Five Stone Green Capital LLC
New York, N.Y.
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.