Board of Directors

The American School for the Deaf has a dedicated Board of Directors from a diverse cross section of community and corporate leaders and members of the deaf community. These volunteers are all connected to the School and the Greater Hartford community. The Board is comprised of people who care deeply about the School and its future. The ASD Board of Directors meet as a whole four times a year and board committees meet with the Administration on a regular basis. The Board oversees the School and is involved in helping to set and monitor the strategic direction of the School. The Board is also involved in ongoing financial decisions, building projects and fundraising.



2016-2017 Board of Directors


Harold. A Smullen, Jr.
President, Chair of Executive Committee
Catherine M. Burns
First Vice President, 
Chair of Compensation Committee
Arthur S. Moore
Second Vice President
Sarah E. Schlegel
Jonathan N. Rubin
Treasurer, Chair of
Investment-Finance Committee
Peter J. Adamowicz
Director, Chair of Buildings and Grounds Committee
John E. Ahearn
Director, Chair of Governance Committee
Cristi L. Alberino
Director, Chair of Education Committee
Frank W. Barrett
Andrea Barton Reeves
Wendella Ault Battey
Christine G. Bogino
Director, Co-Chair of Historic Preservation Ad Hoc Committee
Mayor Shari Cantor
Ex Officio, Gubernatorial Appointee
Barbara J. Cassin
Brian Clemow
L. Philip Cote
Katherine A. Darby
Booker T. DeVaughn 
Dennis R. Ferguson
Christopher G. Gent
Lisa Hamlin
Paul B. Hebert
Director, Chair of the Audit Committee
Christopher A.N. Kurz
Governor Dannel P. Malloy
Ex Officio
Susan M. Mather
Alexandra M. McGee
Maybelle E. Mercado-Martinez
John A. Serrano
Doreen L. Simons
Director, Ex Officio
Thomas F. Tresselt
Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman
Ex Officio,
Gubernatorial Appointee




History of ASD

The first school for the deaf in the United States, ASD has a rich history.

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Support the School

There are many ways to support the school and Every Gift Counts.

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Tiger Sports

Program featuring competitive teams in seven sports and membership in the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association.

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Sign Language Classes

ASD offers community sign classes three times a year for adults, youth, and babies.

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Upcoming Events
    • FriOct27 ASD Homecoming
    • FriOct27 ASD Homecoming
    • ThuNov02 Speakers Bureau - Deaf Run Businesses and Organizations GCEC Cafeteria
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