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.

List of 32 items.

  • Catherine M. Burns

    Immediate Past President
  • Jonathan N. Rubin

    Chair of Executive Committee
  • Barbara J. Cassin

    First Vice President,
    Chair of Compensation Committee
  • Peter J. Adamowicz

    Second Vice President,
    Chair of Buildings & Grounds Committee
    Gilbane Building Company
  • Nelson Simons

    Chair of Investment-Finance Committee
    TD Bank
  • Dennis R. Ferguson

    Ferguson Law Offices, LLC
  • John E. Ahearn

    John E. Ahearn

    Chair of Audit Committee
  • Christopher J. Allen, Sr.

  • Cristi L. Alberino

    Cristi L. Alberino

    Chair of Education Committee
    State Department of Education
  • Wendella Ault Battey

    WWB Associates, LLC
  • Christine G. Bogino

    Christine G. Bogino

    Chair of Historic Preservation Ad Hoc Committee
    Community Volunteer
  • Grant C. Bogle

  • The Honorable Shari G. Cantor

    Ex Officio Director/Gubernatorial Appointee
    West Hartford Mayor
  • Brian Clemow

    Brian Clemow

    Chair of the Governance Committee
    Shipman & Goodwin
  • Katherine M. Darby

  • Lisa Hamlin

    Lisa Hamlin

    Lori Hamlin, Inc.
  • Paul B. Hebert

    Advantage Care Physicians
  • Christopher A.N. Kurz

    National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  • Governor Ned Lamont

    Governor Ned Lamont

    Ex Officio
    State of Connecticut
  • Cindy Liu

  • Jeffrey Y. Mansfield

    MASS Design Group
  • Alexandra M. McGee

  • Sandra McLennon

    Sandra McLennon

    Ex Officio
    President, ASD Alumni Association
  • Edgar Palmer

  • Luis B. Perez

    Mental Health Connecticut
  • Damen Polance

    Damen Polance

    Harte Nissan
  • Thomas D. Policelli

    SV Health Investors, LLP
  • Ezra H. Ripple, IV

    Lindberg & Ripple
  • John A. Serrano

    Gallaudet University
  • George M. Sugai

  • Elisa M. Velez

    ASD Alumna
  • Nancy Wyman

    Ex Officio Director/Gubernatorial Appointee
    Member of the Democratic National Committee

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