Board of Trustees

  • Chair, 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 Chair, 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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  • Executive Director with more than 20 years of experience building comprehensive advancement infrastructure for both healthcare and university organizations. A CPA by training, currently she...

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  • Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Convergys Corporation, Ms. Ayers has been a director of the Company since December 2014.

     

    Ms. Ayers served as President...

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  • Dr. Blaise is an associate professor of engineering and neuroscience at Trinity College, Hartford, CT. He teaches courses as varied as automatic control systems, semiconductor electronics, neural...

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  • Stephen D. Fantone is the founder and president of Optikos Corporation, headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Dr. Fantone attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received...

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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...

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  • Martha S. Gilmore is the Seney Professor of Geology in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Wesleyan University and is a planetary geologist working on morphology and remote...

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  • Dr. Reinhard Kage is a medical doctor with a Ph.D. in Clinical Biochemistry. Since 2001, he has served as the Medical Director/CEO of the Rheumatology and Allergy Institute of Connecticut, located...

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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 two Talcott Mountain Academy alumni. Prior to becoming involved in the TMSCA family, Carolyn served as the chair of the...

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

     

    The bulk of his career was in the...

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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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  • Founder, Talcott Mountain Science Center

    Dr. Donald P. La Salle was the founder and 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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