Tunxis Community College Foundation & Advisory Board

Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization let by an Executive Director and a talented volunteer Board of Directors comprised of business and community leaders, students, faculty, and alumni.  The Foundation exists solely for charitable and educational purposes.


Cindy Bombard – President
Central CT Chambers of Commerce

Keith J. Bernier – Vice President
Webster Bank

Ty White – Treasurer
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Gene F. Prentiss – Secretary
Gene F. Prentiss and Company, P.C.

Salvatore V. Vitrano (Atty.) – Immediate Past President
Vitrano, Preleski & Wynne, LLC

Tunxis Community College Representatives

Dr. James P. Lombella
Regional President, North-West Region CT Community Colleges

Dr. Darryl Reome
Campus CEO, Tunxis Community College

Keith L. Madore
Executive Director, Tunxis Foundation

Dr. Kimberly Hall James
Interim Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Connecticut State Community College

Lynn L. Laskowski
Professor of Biology

Mark Milewski
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Board Members

Lou J. Auletta, Jr.
Bauer, Inc.

Mary Bencivengo
Tunxis Community College Division Director of Allied Health Emerita

Cara Pavalock-D’Amato
CT State Representative, 77th General Assembly District

Arthur (Bud) Funk
Retired, Fourslide Spring and Stamping, Inc.

John W. Gallant
The Hartford

Nancy B. Grassilli
Tunxis Community College Professor of Marketing Emerita

Aaron Jainchill
Jainchill & Beckert, LLC

Peter Kelley
First Bristol Federal Credit Union

Dhiraj Khosla
GlobalFinFocus, LLC

Fernando Macaro

Dena Martinelli
Collinsville Bank

Emma Romell
Stanley Access Technologies

Todd Russell
BlueStar Communications Group

James T. Scott
Retired, Connecticut State Police

Ahmed Shaher
Symetra Life Insurance Company

Lisa Simonetti
ConnectiCare, Inc.

Robert J. Voight
Retired, Security – CT Life Insurance Company