Board of Directors

The Gateway Community College Foundation is administered by a Board of Directors composed of community leaders representing the Greater New Haven’s business, education, government and health care sectors. The Executive Committee consists of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Standing Committees include: Finance, Scholarship, Nominating and Resource Development. According to the By-Laws, the Board meets at least four times a year.

Their voluntary efforts, and the incredible commitment of business, organizations and individuals throughout the region provide connections that, each and every day, make for a more vibrant connected community. It begins with leadership, dedication and caring, which every Board member exemplifies with distinction.

“The Board touches lives so magnificently. I was really struck by the amazing level of involvement from day one. It is truly an all-star team, with a diversity of background and expertise that makes it magical.” - Thomas Beirne III, CFP® Chair, GCC Foundation Board; Vice President, Senior Wealth Management Planning Officer and Business Development Officer at Washington Trust Wealth Management .

Officers

Thomas Beirne III, Chair

Rev. Hiram Brett, Vice Chair

Peter D. Graeb, Treasurer

Mimi M. Lines, Secretary

Directors

Tanisha Asbery

Helene Augustine

H. Richard Borer Jr.

Dan Caron

Ronald DeSantis

Makana Ellis

LindyLee Gold

Thomas Griggs Jr.

Roberta Hoskie

LaKisha Jordan

Wilson Luna

Paul McCraven

Ruby H. Melton

Jacob G. Padrón

Linda Randell

Pedro Soto

Susan Stone

Joseph D. Thomas

Holly G. Wheeler

Ena Williams

Ex-Officio

William T. Brown, PhD

Heidi Green

​Faculty Representative

Mark Lynch

Meet Our Officers & Directors

Tanisha Asbery
Director

Tanisha Thomas Asbery

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Director

Helene A. Augustine

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Chair

Thomas Beirne III, CFP

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Director

H. Richard Borer, JR.

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Vice Chair

Hiram Brett

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Director

Daniel N. Caron

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Director

Ronald DeSantis

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Director

Makana Ellis

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Director

LindyLee Gold

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Treasurer

Peter D. Graeb

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Director

Thomas Griggs, Jr.

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Director

Roberta Hoskie

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Director

LaKisha Jordan

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Secretary

Mimi M. Lines

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Director

Dr. Wilson Luna

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Director

Paul A. McCraven

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Director

Ruby H. Melton

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Director

Jacob G. Padrón

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Director

Linda Randell

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Director

Pedro Soto

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Director

Susan Stone

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Director

Joseph D. Thomas

Holly Wheeler
Director

Holly G. Wheeler

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Director

Ena Williams