Board of Trustees

  • President, Board of Trustees

    As founder and managing director of The Aspen Group (London, UK), a financial advisory firm providing capital markets training and portfolio management and derivative advisor,...

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  • Vice President, Board of Trustees

    Tom is an accomplished trial lawyer and business litigator with over two decades of experience handling commercial disputes on behalf of public and private companies in Connecticut and across the...

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  • Treasurer, Board of Trustees

    Mr. Arnold L. Chase is President and a Director of Gemini Networks, Inc. and Co-President of Chase Enterprises Holding LLC, Hartford, Connecticut. 

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  • Secretary, Board of Trustees

    Francis X. Hursey, President and Founder of On Site Gas Systems Inc. is a pioneer of PSA Oxygen technology. His vision was a company...

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  • Senior-level fundraising and communications executive with more than 30 years of building development and branding/communications programs in prestigious academic, medical, and higher...

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  • Eric R. Fossum is best known for the invention of the CMOS image sensor “camera-on-a-chip” used in billions of cameras. He is a solid-state image sensor device physicist and engineer, and his...

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  • Ken LaRocque retired in June of 2019 after spending over 4 decades in independent schools. LaRocque was raised in Chicopee, Massachusetts and graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in 1971. He...

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  • Carolyn is a non-profit consultant, former historian and the proud mother of one Talcott Mountain Academy alum and one current TMA student. Prior to becoming involved in the TMSCA family, Carolyn...

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  • Chuck comes from a family with a history of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, he himself further motivated by the historic Apollo 11 Moon Landing which occurred the day he was born.

     

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  • Don graduated from Hampton University, with further Civil Engineering study at the University of Hartford and the University of Connecticut.

     

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  • Trustee Emeritus; Founder, Talcott Mountain Science Center

    Dr. Donald P. La Salle is a founder and the former President and CEO of Talcott Mountain Science Center for Student Involvement, Inc. in Avon, CT. In 1983, he founded The Talcott Mountain Academy...

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  • Trustee Emerita

    Dr. Carmen R. Cid is the dean of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University and has 31 years of experience in higher education. As a forest and wetland ecologist, she is best known...

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  • Trustee Emeritus

    Bernie believes in the adage: “If you’re going to talk the talk, you’ve got to walk the walk”. Simply put, you can say you believe in the fight to save our planet, but you must...

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