Board of Visitors

We are fortunate to have successful alumni and parents who are willing to donate their time and energy for the purpose of advancing the mission of Hillyer College.

Members of the Board of Visitors are not employed by the college, but guide, advise, and support the Dean and faculty in furthering the college’s overall strategic interests and directions.


  • Cynthia M. Joyce, A’77, Account Manager, Honeywell, Incline Village, Nevada


  • Jeff Berlent, A’91, ’93, Director of Recruitment, Center for Wealth Preservation, Syosset, New York
  • Adam Blinderman, P’19, Vice President of Consumer Products and Retail Marketing, Major League Baseball, New York, New York
  • Tim Boucher, A’90, ’92, Owner, B Squared Inc., New York, New York
  • Wayne E. Chen, A’06, Investment Director for Strategic Ventures, Booz | Allen | Hamilton, Washington, DC
  • Kweyah Cook, A’09, ’11, M’16, Manager of Audits & Control, United Technologies Corp. Otis Elevators, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Ethan Cowf, A’07, ’09, Client Relations Director, Forrest Solutions Outsourcing, New York, New York
  • Michele Gaudet, P’16, CFO, CHR Health, Windsor, Connecticut
  • Mandy Gerstein, A’05, ’07, Marketing Client Associate, Wells Fargo Advisors, Park Ridge, New Jersey
  • P. Anthony Giorgio, P’83, P’85, Managing Director, The Keystone Companies, Avon, Connecticut
  • David H. Goldenberg,  A’73, ’76, M’76, Dean of the College, Hillyer College, West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jason Kaminsky, A’91, ’92, President & CEO, bizjobz, LLC, Plainview, New York
  • Lisa March, A’90, ’92, Managing Partner, NobleStream, LLC, Glastonbury, Connecticut
  • Uchenna Ogechukwu, A’19, Current Student, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Carrie Shaw, A’08, Owner, Thyme Catering, New York, New York

Emeritus Board Members

  • James Carden, A’87, ’89, Vice President, Liberty Bay Credit Union, Braintree, Massachusetts
  • Keith A. Larit, A'98, ’00, Managing Director, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., New York, New York
  • O. James Purnell A’69, P’02, The Honorable, Justice of the Probate Court, Vernon, Connecticut
  • Douglas V. Riahi A'86, ’88, Managing Director, UniCredit Bank AG, New York, New York
  • Jeffrey D. Roseman A'80, ’82, Executive Vice President & Principal, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, New York, New York
  • John C. Shaw, A’74, P’08, Managing Partner, Resource Holdings Inc., New York, New York
  • Joan Sittard A’81, ’83, Manager, McCracken Financial Solutions, Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • Kenneth Vecchione, A’74, P’16, CEO, Western Alliance Bancorp, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Monica Voldstad, P’07, Civic Leader, New York, New York

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