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 3 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, New York, NY
Director of Investor Relations & Marketing, Forum Asset Management, LLC.

Jennifer Blum '88, Arlington, VA
Sr. Vice President U.S. Government Relations & Public Policy, Laureate Education

Emily Latour Bogle '79, Bronxville, NY

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

Cionna M. Buckley '78, Little Silver, NJ

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

Sarah Koeppel Cohn '83, New York, NY

Crisanne Colgan Ph.D. M'74Wethersfield, CT

Principal, Roaring Brook School Avon​​​​


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

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

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

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

Debra J. Doucette P'10, Bloomfield, CT

Suzanne Rittenberg Dyer '85, Summit, NJ       

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

Christine E. Elia '96, Atlanta, GA
Founder and CEO, Closet Couture

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

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

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

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

Karen Fink Kupferberg '73, P'07, Framingham, MA
Patti Mantell-Broad '73, M'80, P'06, West Hartford, CT
Teacher, Simsbury High School

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

Mary Penniman Moran '76, Southampton, NY
Alexis Brashich Morledge '90, Point Lookout, NY
Associate Dir. Advancement, Dir. Alum Relations, The Green Vale School

Peyton Tansill Muldoon '91, New York, NY,

Victoria Tilney Munsell '75, P'03, New York, NY
Carolyn A. Pelzel '74, New London, NH
Senior Vice President of Development, Dartmouth College

Margaret-Mary V. Preston '79, P'15, Darien, CT
Senior Vice President, US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

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

Susannah Smetana '91, New York, NY       

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

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

Cornelia Parsons Thornburgh '80, Darien, CT        

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, Metalworking Lubricants

Rhea Pincus Turteltaub '82, Encino, CA

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

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

Constance Hart Walkingshaw '74, Wellesley, MA       

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

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

Courtney Cimilluca Zanelli '90, Summit, NJ        

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:
Aliza Finn-Welch
Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations
Phone: 860.297.4054

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