About

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 26 items.

  • Catherine M. Burns

    Catherine M. Burns

    President,
    Chair of Executive Committee
    Retired
  • Harold A. Smullen Jr.

    Harold A. Smullen Jr.

    Immediate Past President
    Smullen & Associates
  • Jonathan N. Rubin

    Jonathan N. Rubin

    First Vice President,
    Chair of Compensation Committee
    Magellan Health Services
  • Barbara J. Cassin

    Barbara J. Cassin

    Second Vice President
    Retired
  • Paul B. Hebert

    Paul B. Hebert

    Treasurer
    Chair of Investment-Finance Committee
    Retired
  • Sarah E. Schlegel

    Sarah E. Schlegel

    Secretary
    Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • Peter J. Adamowicz

    Peter J. Adamowicz

    Chair of Buildings & Grounds Committee
    Gilbane Building Company
  • John E. Ahearn

    John E. Ahearn

    Chair of Audit Committee
    Retired
  • Cristi L. Alberino

    Cristi L. Alberino

    Chair of Education Committee
    State Department of Education
  • Andrea Barton Reeves

    Andrea Barton Reeves

    HARC
  • Wendella Ault Battey

    Wendella Ault Battey

    Wendella Ault Battey, LLC
  • Christine G. Bogino

    Christine G. Bogino

    Chair of Historic Preservation Ad Hoc Committee
    Community Volunteer
  • Brian Clemow

    Brian Clemow

    Chair of the Governance Committee
    Shipman & Goodwin
  • L. Philip Cote

    L. Philip Cote

    French Cleaners
  • Dennis R. Ferguson

    Dennis R. Ferguson

    Ferguson Law Offices, LLC
  • Christopher G. Gent

    Christopher G. Gent

    Gent Financial Group, LLC
  • Lisa Hamlin

    Lisa Hamlin

    Lori Hamlin, Inc.
  • Christopher A.N. Kurz

    Christopher A.N. Kurz

    National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  • Governor Ned Lamont

    Governor Ned Lamont

    Ex Officio
    State of Connecticut
  • Sandra McLennon

    Sandra McLennon

    Ex Officio
    President, ASD Alumni Association
  • Edgar Palmer

    Edgar Palmer

    Gallaudet University
  • Damen Polance

    Damen Polance

    Harte Nissan
  • John A. Serrano

    John A. Serrano

    Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
  • Nelson Simons

    Nelson Simons

    TD Bank
  • Janet Stuck

    Janet Stuck

    CT State Department of Education
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    Elisa M. Velez

    College of Holy Cross