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




Chair Melinda T. Brown ’77 ’85
President & CEO Scott M. Roberts
Treasurer Michael Koppel ’78
Secretary Adam L. Schwartz, JD ’97
Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration and CFO Gerald J. Ganz, Jr.
Senior Vice President for Development Jake Lemon



Craig Ashmore ’85 George R. Aylward, Jr. ’88
President & Chief Executive Officer
Virtus Investment Partners
Hartford, CT
Mark A. Beaudoin ’82
Partner & CFO
Ziff Capital Partners
New York, NY
Alan R. Bennett ’69
Partner – Ropes & Gray (Retired)
Washington, D.C.
Tony Bland ’80
Managing Director
Bland, Anthony C Market Executive, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Bank of America Corporation
Washington DC
Melinda T. Brown ’77 ’85
Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller (Retired)
Tapestry, Inc.,
New York, NY
Noha H. Carrington ’85
Co-Founder & COO
Wellpay Corp
San Mateo, CA
William B. Clemens III, ’89 ’98
Managing Director – Healthcare Practice
Russell Reynolds Associates
Stamford, CT
Leah A. Darak, MD ’95
Women’s Health Connecticut
Huntington, CT
Angelo DeFazio ’85
President & CEO
Arrow Pharmacy and Nutrition Centers
Hartford, CT
Craig A. Douglas ’77
Vice President/Treasurer (Retired)
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
New Britain, CT
Amy J. Errett ’79
CEO & Founder
Madison Reed
San Francisco, CA
John Fodor ’85 David H. Ford ’88
Founding Partner & Co-Portfolio Manager
Latigo Partners, L.P.
New York, NY
Susan Gambardella ’85
Carolina Giraldo DMD ’95 Jonathan L. Greenblatt ’77
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Legal Innovators
Washington, D.C.
Steven M. Greenspan, JD ’85
Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel
Raytheon Company
Farmington, CT
Debra A. Hess ’86
Chief Financial Officer (Retired)
NorthStar Realty Finance
Old Greenwich, CT
Michael G. Koppel ’78
Executive Vice President & CFO (Retired)
Nordstrom, Inc.
Bellevue, WA
Benjamin W. Michelson ’96
Managing Partner
Sail Harbor Capital LLC
New York, NY
Joseph E. Parsons ’79
Management Committee Member (Retired)
Bridgewater Associates, LP
Weston, CT
Barbara Poremba ’86
Vice President National Retail Sales, CVS Health
William J. Quinlan, III, JD ’92
President and COO, PSNH
Eversource Energy
Hartford, CT
Lori Riiska ’84
Lori Riiska CPA, LLC
Winsted, CT
Anthony Rizza ’87
Senior Managing Director/ Portfolio Manager
Columbus Circle Investors
Stamford, CT
Michael K. Rosen, MD ’89 ’93
Northeastern Anesthesia
Mount Kisco, NY
Lindsay Schine MD ’89 Adam L. Schwartz, JD ’97
S&S Worldwide
Colchester, CT
Nadine F. West, JD ’89
Head of Supply Chain
Protein Sciences a SANOFI Company
Pearl River, NY
James F. Whalen, Jr. ’82
TA Realty, LLC
Boston, MA
Harriet Munrett Wolfe, Esq. ’76
Executive VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Webster Financial Corporation
Waterbury, CT

Ex Officio Members


President of the University Thomas Katsouleas
The University’s Chief Academic Officer Carl Lejuez
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, D.V.M. ’03
President of the Corporation Scott M. Roberts
Student Foundation Representative Becca Colby
University Faculty Member Michael Willig