Founders' Council

The Founders’ Council consists of founding members who support the College at leadership levels (Long Walk Societies).  They set direction and programs for the Council and make a commitment to a three-year term.


Sophie Bell Ayres '77, P'12,'13 Glen Cove, NY
Executive Vice President, The Bullen Insurance Group

Patrice Ball-Reed '80, Chicago, IL
Associate Judge, State of Illinois

Emmy Tracy Bernard '98, Gaylordsville, CT

Director of Investor Relations & Marketing, Forum Asset Management, LLC.

Claire E. Bigelow '83, Brooklyn, NY
French Teacher, Grace Church School

Jennifer L. Blum '88, Arlington, VA
Sr. Vice President External Relations & Public Policy, Laureate Education

Emily Latour Bogle '79, Bronxville, NY


Aimee S. Brown '74, San Francisco, CA

Pilar P. Bristow '89, Lakeville, CT

Aimee S. Brown '74, San Francisco, CA

Deborah Jones Buck '78, New York, NY
Designer, Buck House

Cionna M. Buckley '78, Little Silver, NJ
Director of Finance, bMobilized, Inc.


Jennifer M. Cattier '92, New York, NY
Head of Alternatives Legal, Deutsche Bank

Stephanie Borynack Clark '96, New York, NY
Vice President, Wally Findlay Galleries International Inc.

Sarah Koeppel Cohn '83, New York, NY
General Counsel, Koeppel, Tener, Riguardi, Inc.

Lisa M. Coleman '81, New York, NY
Fixed Income Asset Management, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Crisanne M. Colgan M'74, Wethersfield, CT
Principal, City of Avon, CT 

Diane DePatie Consoli '88, New Canaan, CT
Owner, Boxtree Interiors

Jennifer F. Cooper '89, Brooklyn, NY
Designer, J. Crew Group, Inc.

Victoria Dauphinot '79, New York, NY
Chairman, Brilliants Inc.​

Katherine E. DeConti '98, New York, NY
Director of Development, The Perlman Music Group

Lisa Cadette Detwiler '87, Brooklyn, NY
Corcoran Group

Nina McNeely Diefenbach '80, Pelham, NY   
VP Development and Membership, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Julie G. Diez '88, Morris Plains, NJ
Senior Vice President, Trust Company of the West

Debra J. Doucette P'10, Bloomfield, CT

Nancy Heffner Donovan '71, Naples, FL

President-Owner, Ames Travel Service

Suzanne Rittenberg Dyer '85, Summit, NJ    

Barbara C. Elia '85, Lexington, MA
Senior Managing Director, Principal, Cassidy Turley FHO Partners

Christine E. Elia '96, Sharon, CT

Founder and CEO, Closet Couture

Elizabeth Elting '87, New York, NY
President and CEO, Transperfect Translations


Julie A. Gionfriddo '96, S. Glastonbury, CT

VP, Landmark Partners, Inc.

Lisa M. Godek, Ph.D. '88, New York, NY

Pfizer, Inc.

Lisa M. Heilbronn '76, Washington DC 
Director, Office of Alumni Affairs, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs

Margaret L. Herzog '76, Larchmont, NY
Clinical Psychologist 

Regan S. Hofmann '89, Pennington, NJ 
Editor-in-Chief, POZ Magazine

Allyn Magrino Holmberg '89, New Canaan, CT 
President & Co-Founder, Susan Magrino Agency

Karen A. Jeffers, Esq. '76, Fairfield, CT
Partner, Jeffers Cowherd P.C.

Joanne E. Johnson, Esq. '79, New York, NY
Managing Director and Head of US Wealth Advisory, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Mary Jo Matel Keating '74, West Hartford, CT
Secretary of the College, Trinity College


Eleanor Wenner Kerr '81, University Park, MD

Director of Gov't Affairs, Siemens Corporation

Cynthia Woosnam Ketchum '90, New York, NY
Vice President, PaineWebber Incorporated 

Patricia Mairs Klestadt, Esq. '80, P'09, '11, New York, NY   

Karen Fink Kupferberg '73, P'07, Framingham, MA
Board of Directors, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Patti Mantell-Broad '73, M'80, P'06, West Hartford, CT

Nina Chiara McElroy '80, New York, NY
Senior VP/Senior Wealth Advisor, Bank of America Corp.

Mary Penniman Moran '76, Greenwich, CT

Board Member, Family Centers
Alexis Brashich Morledge '90, Point Lookout, NY
Director of Admissions, The Green Vale School

Peyton Tansill Muldoon '91, New York, NY
Sotheby's Holdings, Inc.

Victoria Tilney Munsell '75, P'03, New York, NY

E. Carter Wunts Norton '79, New Canaan, CT
Founder/President, Magical Music for Life

Palmer D. O'Sullivan '98, New York, NY
Director, Sponsor Coverage, Alvarez & Marsal
Carolyn A. Pelzel '74, New London, NH

Margaret-Mary V. Preston '79, Darien, CT
Board of Trustees, Wadsworth Atheneum

Elizabeth S. Pyne '02, New York, NY
Designer, McMillen Inc.


Melissa Bronzino Regan '87, Avon, CT

Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Trinity College


Dorothy T. Sales '88, Washington, DC

US Peace Corps/United Nations Vol. Corps

Linda E. Scott '80, New York, NY
Managing Director, Governance for Owners

Susannah Smetana '91, New York, NY       

Lydia L. Potter Snyder '05
, New York, NY
Sr. Development Associate, New York University

Anne Kearney Staniford '97, New York, NY
Fundraising Consultant, National Academy Foundation

Sarah E. Sturrock '03, Brooklyn, NY
Global Brand Manager, Approach Textiles Inc.

Karen K. Thomas '78, P'12, Rye, NY
Landscape Designer   

Cornelia Parsons Thornburgh '80, Palm Beach, FL  

Elizabeth Thrasher-Broidy '80, East Aurora, NY  
Principal and Co-Founder, Web Broadcasting Company, The

Joy Tomlinson '79, P'13, New York, NY
Financial Analyst, Metal Working Lubricants

Rhea Pincus Turteltaub '82, Encino, CA
Vice Chancellor, UCLA

Kathryn George Tyree '86, New York, NY
Chief Risk Officer, Brown Brothers, Harriman & Co.

Wendy S. Walker '87, Chatham, NJ
Partner, Business and Finance, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius

Constance Hart Walkingshaw '74, Wellesley, MA 
Marketing Manager, McCormick & Company, Inc.      

Jean M. Walshe '83, New York, NY
Managing Director/Client Advisor, J. P. Morgan Asset Management

Linda A. Wells '80, New York, NY
Editor-in-Chief, Allure Magazine/Conde-Nast Publications

Wendy Yun '93, New York, NY

Managing Director & Associate General Counsel, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Courtney Cimilluca Zanelli '90, Summit, NJ  
Kitchen and Bath Designs, Courtney Zanelli Design     

If you have questions about the Council or are interested in serving in a leadership role as a Council Member or an Associate Member, please contact:
Melissa Regan '87
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
Phone: 860.297.2410

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