College Inforamtion

Housatonic Community College Boards & Committees

Members, 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.



Lewis J. Robinson, Jr., Chair Hartford
Yvette Meléndez, Vice Chair South Glastonbury
Richard J. Balducci Deep River
Naomi K. Cohen Bloomfield
Dr. Lawrence J. DeNardis Hamden
Nicholas M. Donofrio Ridgefield
Matt Fleury Hartford
Michael Fraser* Brookfield
Dr. Merle W. Harris West Hartford
Gary Holloway New Canaan
Craig S. Lappen Manchester
Dr. René Lerer Avon
Glenn Marshall** Milford
Dr. Jewel Mullen** Guilford
Michael E. Pollard Stamford
Stefan Pryor** New Haven
Catherine H. Smith** North Branford
Alex Tettey, Jr.* New Haven
Zac Zeitlin
* 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 Kennedy, 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 - Robert A. Kennedy
Executive Vice President - Michael P. Meotti
Chief of Staff and Director of Public Affairs & Marketing - Colleen Flanagan
Interim Vice President for State Universities - Dr. Louise Feroe
Interim Vice President for Community Colleges - Dr. David Levinson
Vice President for Facilities and Infrastructure Planning - Elaine Clark
Vice President for Human Resources - Steven Weinberger
Chief Finance Officer - William Bowes
Interim Chief Information Officer - Dr. Wendy Chang
Director of Innovation and Outreach - Gail Coppage
Director of Government Relations - Jill Ferraiolo
Director of Policy & Research - Dr. Braden Hosch

2012-2013 Program Advisory Committees


Scott Colvin, CPA, CMA, CVA
Professor of Accounting
Naugatuck Valley Community College

Dr. Patricia Poli
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Fairfield University

Noelle Taddei
Certified Public Accountant

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


Armando Goncalves
Senior Vice President
People's United Bank

Richard Hoponick
V.P., Global Business
Thomson Reuters

Wayne Powers
Time Inc., Media Group

William E. Purcell, CCE, CAE
Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce

Business Office Technology

Ada Carbone
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

William McLeod
Greater Bridgeport SCORE

Computer Information Systems

Diane Barber
CT State Probation (Retired)
HCC Instructor

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.

Howard Stein
State's Attorney's Office
HCC Instructor

Early Childhood 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
HCC Graduate
Director Bright Horizons, Shelton

Ali Julian
HCC Graduate, Bachelor degree candidate

Georgette Molina
Cooperating Teacher, CES Early Childhood Center

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

Sonia Velasquez '02
Assistant Director, Early Childhood Education
Jewish Center for Community Services

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
Designer, Big Spaceship

Marcia Rifkin
Computer Graphics Artist

Human Services

Shelley Berman, LCSW
Community Relations Coordinator (Retired)
The Jewish Home for the Elderly

Lori Evans, '07
Graduate, Human Services Program

Margaret Khan
Director, Staff Development
Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center

Shirley Leto, '00
Rehabilitation Specialist, BRIDGES

William J. Metzger, '87
Consultant, THERAPLAY

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 Technology

Joseph Carbone
President, WorkPlace, Inc.

Paula Chapla
Operations Manager Aerostructures, Sikorsky

Anita 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.

Jeff McCathron

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

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

Carie Beale COTA/L
Skyview Rehabilitation Center

Jodi Bortone, OTR/L
Director, OT Program
Sacred Heart University

Janice Conway M.S. OTR/L
Professor of Occupational Therapy

Bridget Daly COTA/L
Rehabilitation Associates

Moira Ethier, M.S. OTR/L
Bishop Wicke Health Care Center

Brian Gallo, COTA/L
Bishop Wicke Health Care Center

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

Karen C. MacDonald, PhD. OTR/L
Private Practice

Steven Mark M.A.
Professor of English
Housatonic Community College

Candice Grey COTA/L
Lord Chamberlain Healthcare

Carrie O'Leary COTA/L
Rehabilitation Associates

Mickey Reed M.S., M.S.Ed., OTR/L
Program Director
OTA Program
Housatonic Community College

Teresa Smith COTA/L
Alliance Rehab

Theater Arts Program

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

Ms Annie DiMartino
Director of Education
Long Wharf Theatre

Mr. Richard Fewell

Professor Frank Herbert
Theatre Department
Western Connecticut State University

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

Ms. Jan Mason
Adjunct Instructor, HCC Theater Arts
SCSU Theater

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

Mr. 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., Bridgeport
Desiree Brooks, Ansonia
Gregg Dancho, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport
Georgia Day, Rainy Faye, LLC, Bridgeport
Anita T. Gliniecki, President, Housatonic Community College
Scott A. Hughes, City Librarian, Bridgeport
Craig Kelly, Greater Bridgeport Branch NAACP, Bridgeport
Edward Becker. Acting Dean of Community Outreach, Housatonic Community College
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, Guy's Automotive Specialties, Inc., Bridgeport