Michael Rawlins – Principal UX Design Architect at ESPN (Walt Disney Co.)
Bonnie Clark – Teacher, Hartford School System
Joan Faustman – Independent Financial Services Professional, Previously Lincoln Financial
Rhonda Rawlins – Marketing Communications Professional, Previously Aetna International and Cigna
Robyn Guimont – Recording Secretary for GABC
Joanne Marcoux – Manager, CohnReznick, LLP
Tokunbo Akinbajo – Assistant Corporate Secretary & Counsel at MassMutual Financial Group
Richard Amaral – Senior Systems Administrator, ESPN
Carrie Conroy – Senior Project Manager, Aetna
Brendan Flanerty – Solutions Account Executive, Dell
Ken Gordon – Assistant Chief Counsel, VP, ESPN
Christy Gordon – GABC Recruiting Committee Chair
Allene Madnick – Host Family Liaison for GABC
Sharon Nichols – Assistant Treasurer for GABC – Computer Professional
Melissa Rawlins – Still Photographer – ESPN
Lynnae Smith – Math Teacher, Glastonbury High School
Leslie Ohta – former Trial Attorney at United States Department of Justice
This Committee is typically comprised of the Academic Adviser, School Liaison, Resident Tutor and interested board members. Focus of this team is on the academic performance of the scholars.
Activity level for this committee is seasonal, mostly in January through May/June. Review candidate applications; determine whether candidate should be interviewed. Committee members participate in the interview and decision to extend offer.
Activity level is seasonal, primarily first semester. Focus is to support students in determining college/university of interest, ensure the college applications are completed, and help guide parents through FAF process.
This committee primarily works on the annual newsletter, which is developed and mailed in the late fall. Committee is also responsible for promoting our program in local papers when necessary.
Chair person of this committee sits on the Executive Board. Committee is responsible for tracking budget, operating expenses, financial reporting and insurance management.
Committee oversees all fundraising activities, from the newsletter to the annual golf tournament. Monies raised in these endeavors go to the Glastonbury ABC operating budget.
Committee writes proposals and makes requests to grant making organizations. Funds raised in from these efforts are allocated into restricted accounts.
This committee functions as the liaison between the host families and the ABC program. Committee is also responsible for recruitment of host families, scheduling host family weekends, and providing forum for host families to discuss variety of issues.
Maintenance of the Glastonbury ABC physical plant is the primary responsibility of this committee. Although the scholars are responsible for daily house upkeep, this committee is responsible for making necessary repairs or arranging for contractors to address house repairs.
This committee works to provide enriching entertainment and cultural experiences for Glastonbury ABC scholars. Committee members arrange for scholars to watch plays, live performances, sporting events, local trips that are engaging, in hopes of enriching the Glastonbury ABC experience.