October 20, 2021 Melissa Lamar

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Tunxis Community College Foundation invites the community to panel conversations and insights on “The Importance of Diversity and Equity for Quality Healthcare” and “The Future of Modern Day Gaming in Connecticut,” at its 2021 Economic Forum and Breakfast on Nov. 18, 7:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bristol.

Proceeds from the breakfast will support student scholarships and programs at Tunxis Community College in Farmington.

The two panels of experts, moderated by NBC Connecticut reporter and anchor Dan Corcoran, include:

  • The Importance of Diversity and Equity for Quality Healthcare

Wizdom Powell, Ph.D., Director of the Health Disparities Institute, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UConn Health.

Steven Hernández, Esq., Executive Director for the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity

Jens Rueter, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at The Jackson Laboratory.


• The Future of Modern Day Gaming in Connecticut

David Bergman, UConn Analytics Professor and a 2020 Winner of DraftKings Daily Fantasy Sports World Championship

Rich Roberts, President of Mohegan Digital for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment

Rob Simmelkjaer, Board Chair of the CT Lottery, former sports media executive and on-air contributor


Those attending will also hear from Tunxis alumnus Fernando Macaro who graduated in 2013 and is a manager in finance at Travelers.

For sponsorship opportunities or more information, contact Keith Madore at 860.253.3041 or [email protected] Individual admission is $60 and is tax-deductible. Tickets and sponsorships must be reserved by Nov. 8, which can be purchased online at tunxis.edu/donate, or www.tunxisfoundation.org.

Tunxis Community College Foundation, established in 1970, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by an executive director and managed by a board of directors composed of faculty, business and community leaders. Its mission is to raise funds for Tunxis Community College to support scholarships, special learning projects, the arts and student veterans.