College Inforamtion

Housatonic Community College Boards & Committees

Members, Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

The 17 Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU) governed by the Board of Regents for Higher Education, offer students an affordable, accessible option to further their education or career training. With 12 community colleges, 4 state universities and an online college, no matter where you live or work, there's a ConnSCU campus close to you.

Nicholas M. Donofrio, Chair
Yvette Meléndez, Vice Chair

Stephen Adair**
Richard J. Balducci
Eugene Bell
Naomi K. Cohen
Dr. Lawrence J. DeNardis
Matt Fleury
Sarah E. Green*
Dr. Merle W. Harris
Gary Holloway
Craig S. Lappen
Dr. René Lerer
Dr. Jewel Mullen**
Sharon Palmer**
JoAnn H. Price
Stefan Pryor**
Catherine H. Smith**

* Student Regents

Leadership Team

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU) leadership team works with the campus leaders, faculty, and staff to help increase the educational attainment of Connecticut's adult population. All 17 college and university presidents report directly to President Gray, who reports to the Board of Regents for Higher Education. ConnSCU leadership team members provide additional support and guidance for both the Board and campuses.

President – Dr. Gregory W. Gray
Chief of Staff – Elizabeth Caswell
Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs – Dr. Michael Gargano
Vice President for State Universities – Dr. Elsa Nunez
Vice President for Community Colleges - Dr. David L. Levinson
Vice President for Real Estate, Facilities and Infrastructure Planning - Keith Epstein
Vice President for Human Resources - Steven Weinberger
Chief Financial Officer - Erika H. Steiner
Chief Information Officer - Joseph Tolisano
Counsel – Ernestine Y. Weaver
Principle Academic Affairs Officer – Dr. Ted Yungclas
Director of Innovation and Outreach - Gail Coppage
Director of Policy & Research - TBA
Interim Director of Public Affairs & Marketing – Elizabeth Caswell
Associate Director for Board Affairs – Erin Fitzgerald
Legislative Program Manager – Kyle Thomas

2014-2015 Program Advisory Committees


Paul DePietro
Certified Public Accountant

Patricia Poli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Fairfield University

Noelle Taddei
Certified Public Accountant

Robert E. Wnek
Assistant Dean, Chair of Accounting Department
University of New Haven

Business Office Technology

Ada Carbone, '04
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of
Housatonic Community College

Deloris Curtis ’79
Director of Admissions
Housatonic Community College

MaryLou DeRosa
Dean, University College
Sacred Heart University

Computer Information Systems

Ryan Cuprak
e-Formulation Analyst
Dassault Systemes

Andrew F. DePalma, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut
Head of the Web Technology
Bachelor of Professional Studies Program

Peter F. Gomis
Senior Programmer Analyst and Principal Software Engineer
Pitney Bowes

Criminal Justice

Tom Bobkowski
Monroe Police Department

Joseph Gaudett
Chief, Bridgeport P.D.

Michael Lawrence
Sgt., Shelton P.D.

James Scott
Trooper, Connecticut State Police

Early Childhood Inclusive Education

Thomas Coakley, Independent Consultant and Adjunct Instructor
Infant/Toddler; Special Needs; Family Involvement

Agnes Dubow, Chair
Coordinator, Family Resource Center

Sheree Higgins
Owner/Director Precious Memories

Kim Hulton
Director Bright Horizons, Shelton

Ali Julian
Bachelor degree candidate

Thelma Peeples
Coordinator of Curriculum and Education, ABCD

Tina Peloso-Ulreich
Director of Early Childhood Programs
Bridgeport Public Schools

Heidi Szobota
Director, Early Childhood Laboratory School
Housatonic Community College

Marissa Drapp
HCC ECIE Student

Eileen O’Donnell
ECIE Adjunct Instructor

Bina Williams
Children’s Librarian, Bridgeport Public Library

Graphic Design

Elizabeth (Liz) Ball
President/Creative Director, TFI Envision, Inc.

Kevin Carbone, '71
Art Director/Partner, Comp Design

Megan Federico
Graphic Designer, Housatonic Community College

Carmine Picarello
Owner, Magic Lights Production

Jason Quercia
Graphic Designer, Google

Marcia Rifkin
Computer Graphics Artist

Human Services

Lori Evans, ‘07
Graduate, Human Services Program

Barbara Germak
Director of Interns
Kennedy Center

Shirley Leto, ‘00
Rehabilitation Specialist, BRIDGES

William J. Metzger, ‘87
Consultant, THERAPLAY

Darlene Miakos
Coordinator of Interns
Jewish Senior Services

Deborah Oliver, ‘93
Coordinator, Children in Placement

Annie Smith, ‘88
Clinical Manager, Wellpoint/Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Brooke Vargas, ‘04
Child Advocate, Center for Women and Families

Michael Wallace
Director (Retired), Forensic Unit
Southwestern Connecticut Mental Health System

Industrial Advisory Committee

Thomas Auray
Executive Vice President
Bridgeport Fittings

Senator Andres Ayala, Jr.
CT General Assembly

Christine Bartucca
Coordinator, Tech. Skills Training Project
Workforce Alliance

Susan Baum
Human Resources
Orange Research

Denise Bukovan
Dean of Community Outreach
Housatonic Community College

Paula Chapla
Manufacturing Process/Performance Consultant

Mark Charpentier
Business Services Consultant
Career Resources

David Cremin
Straton Industries

Donna DeMattia
Engage Staffing at The Workplace

Christopher Dolny
Manufacturing Manager
Moore Tool

Khaled Elleithy
Assoc. Dean
UB, School of Engineering

Shahrokh Etemad
Chair, Director M.S. Graduate Program Mechanical Engineering Dept
Fairfield University

Anita T. Gliniecki
Housatonic Community College

Mike Gugger
Program Director
Housatonic Community College

Paul Hoffman
Orange Research

Tony Hwang
CT General Assembly

Pamela Kaczer
Mgr. Human Resources
RBC Bearings

Gene La Porta
Coordinator, Industrial Technology Outreach
Housatonic Community College

Kenneth Lisk
Lacey Mfg.

Kris Lorch
Alloy Engineering

Stephanie McCathron,
Vice President
Bri Metal Works

Jeffrey McCathron
Bri Metal Works

Bruce McGalliard
Glyne Mfg. Co.

Bill Purcell
Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce

Elizabeth Roop
Academic Dean
Housatonic Community College

Katherine Saint

Jamison Scott
Vice President, Marketing
Air Handling Systems

Paul Timpanelli
Bridgeport Regional Business Council

Ariel Tracy
Coordinator MFG Centers
Board of Regents

Dave Tuttle
Platt Tech & HCC, MFG Dept.

Industrial Technology

Joseph Carbone
WorkPlace, Inc.

Paula Chapla
Manufacturing Process/Performance Consultant

Anita T. Gliniecki
Housatonic Community College

William Griffin
Academic Coordinator
Housatonic Community College

Frank Johnson
Manufacturing Alliance of Connecticut (MAC)

Nestor Leon
A.V.P. of Programs
WorkPlace, Inc.

Kris Lorch
Alloy Engineering, Inc.

Peter Marcisz
Manufacturing Instructor/Consultant

Michael McCarthy
A.V.P. New Business Development
WorkPlace, Inc.

Judy Resnick
Executive Director, Education Foundation
CT Business & Industry Association (CBIA)

Elizabeth Roop
Dean of Academic Affairs
Housatonic Community College

James Shattuck
Venture 2 Reality, LLC
Underground Systems Inc.

William Taylor
Associate Dean, School of Engineering
Fairfield University

Paul Timpanelli
Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC)

Karen Wosczyna-Birch
Executive Director, College of Technology
Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing
Connecticut Community Colleges

Shirley Zajdel
Chairman, Math/Science Department
Housatonic Community College

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Miriam Andrade, COTA/L
St Joseph’s Manor

Sandra Barnes
Associate Professor of Biology
Housatonic Community College

Carie Beale COTA/L
Skyview Rehabilitation Center

Bridget Daly COTA/L
Rehabilitation Associates

Brian Gallo, COTA/L
Whitney Center
Hamden CT

Christina Gotowka
Professor Emeritus
Tunxis Community College

Candice Grey COTA/L
Lord Chamberlain Healthcare

Stephanie Hart M.F.A.
Associate Professor of English
Housatonic Community College

Jane M. O’Grady MSEd, RN, CMA, CPC
Associate Professor
Allied Health Programs Coordinator
Northwestern Connecticut Community College

Marina Philips
Professor of Mathematics
Housatonic Community College

William Searle
Professor Emeritus
Business and Future Studies
Asnuntuck Community College

Teresa Smith COTA/L
Bishop Wicke Health Care Center

Carrie Verelli COTA/L
Rehabilitation Associates

Marilyn Wehr
Housatonic Community College

Theater Arts Program

Dr. Rachel Anderson-Rabern, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Theatre
University of New Haven

Dr. Crystal Brian, Ph.D.
Professor, Theater
Director, Quinnipiac University Theater Program and Theater for Community

Annie DiMartino
Director of Education
Long Wharf Theatre

Richard Fewell

Professor Frank Herbert
Theatre Department
Western Connecticut State University

Dr. Martha S. LoMonaco, PhD.
Fairfield University, Professor of Visual and Performing Arts
Resident Director, Theatre Fairfield

Jan Mason
Adjunct Instructor, HCC Theater Arts
WCSU Theater

D. Scott Meikle
Instructor, Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School

Professor Kaia Monroe-Rarick
Theater Department
Southern Connecticut State University

Eli Newsome
Artistic Director, Bridgeport Theatre Company

Dexter Singleton
Founding Artistic Director, Collective Consciousness Theatre
Lead acting instructor, Regional Center for the Arts

Regional Advisory Council for HCC

Civic leaders in education, religion, the professions, business and industry serve as advisors to the Board of Regents. The Advisors with their range of experience and interests contribute in an important way to reciprocal understanding between the college and the community.

Honorable Eddie Rodriguez, Jr., 70, Chair, Superior Court Judge, Bridgeport
James Benson, Merit Insurance, Inc., Shelton
Desiree Brooks, Ansonia
Denise S. Bukovan, Dean of Community Outreach, Housatonic Community College
Gregg Dancho, Connecticuts Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport
Anita T. Gliniecki, President, Housatonic Community College
Scott A. Hughes, City Librarian, Bridgeport
Craig Kelly, Greater Bridgeport Branch NAACP, Bridgeport
Kris Lorch, Alloy Engineering Company, Inc., Bridgeport
Iris Molina, City of Bridgeport, Social Services, Bridgeport
William E. Purcell, The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, Shelton
Katherine A. Saint, The Schwerdtle Stamp Company, Bridgeport
Roger Salls, Roger Salls Photography, Stratford
AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia, Guys Automotive Specialties, Inc., Bridgeport