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In 2010, a select group of senior community leaders from a broad range of education- and health-related organizations and institutions graciously agreed to form the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) Board of Visitors. 

These individuals are not employed by the college but guide, advise, and support the administration in furthering the college’s overall strategic interests and directions.

Current ENHP Board of Visitors

  • Anu Bansal, M.D.
    Chief Medical Operating Officer
    Division Chief of Neuroradiology
    Jefferson Radiology
  • Barbara Q. Beaudin C'82 
    Associate Commissioner (retired)
    Division of Assessment, Research and Technology
    Connecticut State Department of Education
  • David Bosso, Ed.D., M'04
    2012 Connecticut Teacher of the Year
    Social Studies Teacher
    Berlin High School
  • Sonia Dinnall
    Executive Director of College and Career Readiness
    Hartford Public Schools
  • Paul Holzer
    Executive Director
    Achieve Hartford!
  • Robert Krug, M.D.
    President and Chief Executive Officer/Medical Director
    Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Elio "Al" Lagana M'77, P'09 (Chair)
    Senior Vice President, Insurance Operations (retired)
    The Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • Bobbi McNeil '94 (Vice Chair)
    Director, Imaging Services, Hartford Hospital (retired)
    Member, Board of Regents, University of Hartford
  • Tim Nee
    Managing Director, Montessori Training Center Northeast
    Capitol Region Education Council
  • Steven Sigal
    Chief Financial Officer
    Health New England
  • Joan Sittard
    Implementation & Training Manager
    McCracken Financial Solutions Corp.
  • Maria Tackett D'10
    Nursing Director, Professional Practice
    Hartford Hospital
  • Lydia Tedone A'77 (HCW)
    President, Connecticut Association of Boards of Education
  • James Thompson, Jr., M'73
    Bloomfield Public Schools

Honorary Board Members

  •  David Gordon '75
    Senior Vice President, Strategy and Product Innovation
     ConnectiCare, Inc., & Affiliates
     Member, Board of Regents, University of Hartford
  • James L. Starr
    Chief Financial Officer
    Essence Group Healthcare
  •  S. Edward Weinswig 
    Professor Emeritus
     University of Hartford

Former Board Members

  • Diana DeVivo '86, D'06
    Assistant Principal
    Wethersfield High School
  • Bruce Douglas
    Executive Director
    Capital Region Education Council
  • Jeffrey Flaks
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Hartford Hospital
  • Michael Gargano '78
    St. Vincent's College
  • Hank Gruner
    Vice President, Programs
    Connecticut Science Center
  • Susan Harris P'08, P'09
    President and Owner
    Amish Artisans
  • Marlene J. Hall M'95, P'02
    ENHP Collegiate Director of Communication (retired)
    University of Hartford
  • Christina Kishimoto
    Hartford Public Schools
  • Robert S. Lin
    Director of Academic Programs, Hanger Clinic
    Chief Orthotist, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
  • Chris Ludwig '64 
    Advocate for persons living with Parkinson's Disease
  • Gregory Makoul
    Executive-in-Residence, AVIA
    Founding Director, Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation 
  • Stuart K. Markowitz, M.D.
    Senior Vice President, Hartford Healthcare
    Physician Chief for Strategic Imaging Services
  • Debra Pasquale '85
    dkp Transition Services, LLC
  • Judith Resnick
    Executive Director, Education Foundation
    Director of Workforce Development and Training (retired)
    Connecticut Business & Industry Association
  • Patricia A. Rissmeyer '78
    Vice President Student Affairs
    Emmanuel College
  • Beth Schiavino-Narvaez
    Hartford Public Schools
  • Tara Spain
    Second Vice President, Community Relations
    The Travelers Companies, Inc.
    Vice President and COO
    Travelers Foundation
  • Philip Streifer '71
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    EDvisualize, LLC
  • Dianna Wentzell, Ed.D., D'11
    Commissioner of Education
    Connecticut State Department of Education
  • Lisa Wilson-Foley
    President and Owner, AllStar Therapy, LLC
    Owner, MEDSTAT
    Owner, Blue Fox Enterprises
  • Lori Zagaja M'15
    Clinical Risk Manager
    St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Learn more about getting involved through the ENHP Board of Visitors. Contact Cesarina Thompson, dean of the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, at