Bonnie Clark – Teacher, Hartford School System
Joan Faustman – Independent Financial Services Professional, Previously Lincoln Financial
Rhonda Rawlins – Marketing Communications Professional, Previously Employee Family Protection, Aetna International, Cigna
Carrie Conroy – Senior Project Manager, Aetna
Joanne Marcoux – Manager, CohnReznick, LLP
Tokunbo Akinbajo – Assistant Counsel, Pratt & Whitney
Kevin Constantine – Assistant Audit Manager, CohnReznick LLP
Sandra Eaddy – Teacher at Kelly Educational Svc
Ken Gordon – Assistant Chief Counsel, VP, ESPN
Deverton Henry – Associate Manager, Service Operations Center – Technology Support Group at ESPN
Merianne Jackson – Real Estate Professional
Nicole LaPlante – Guidance Counselor, Glastonbury High School
Leslie Ohta – Trial Attorney at United States Department of Justice
Melissa Rawlins – Photography Professional, Photography – Le Petit Studio,LLC, Melissa-Katelyn Photography
Michael Rawlins – Principal UX Design Architect at ESPN (Walt Disney Co.)
Lynnae Smith – Math Teacher, Glastonbury High School
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.