Committee members, who include both board members as well as other members of the community, are selected for their expertise, integrity, dedication, judgment and understanding of community issues.

(An asterisk indicates a current board member.)

Executive Committee

  • Edwin Higgins, Chair
  • Lee-Ann Gomes, Treasurer
  • Peg O'Shea, Secretary
  • Mary Broderick, At Large
  • Maryam Elahi, Ex Officio

Governance Committee

  • Mary Broderick, Chair*
  • Harry Ferguson*
  • Anne Rash
  • Sandra Rueb
  • Maryam Elahi, Ex Officio

Audit Committee

  • Harry Ferguson, Chair*
  • Jason Cote
  • Patrick Green*
  • Bill Mencer
  • Michael Rauh*

Development Committee

  • Carol Williams, Chair*
  • Cathy Bokoff
  • Rebecca Desjardins
  • Sassy Larrañeta*
  • Elsa Núñez
  • Karen Stone
  • Peg O'Shea*
  • Lee Ellen Terry

Finance Committee

  • Lee-Ann Gomes, Chair*
  • Janet Adams
  • Nicholas Fortson*
  • Edwin Higgins*
  • Susan K. Jones

Investment Committee

  • Nicholas Fortson, Chair*
  • Leigh Bonney
  • Sam Childs
  • Harry Ferguson*
  • Martha Gibson
  • Leah Hartman
  • John Pritchard*
  • Barbara Sahagan*

Program Committee

  • Barbara Sahagan, Co-Chair*
  • Maryam Elahi, Co-Chair
  • Mary Broderick*
  • Harry Ferguson*
  • Sassy Larrañeta*
  • Paula Mann-Agnew
  • John Pritchard*
  • Anne Rash
  • Sandra Rueb
  • David Schulz
  • Lisa Tepper Bates
  • David Addams, Advisor

Environmental Grants Committee

  • Frida Berrigan
  • John Pritchard*
  • James Quinn
  • John Sargent

Norwich Youth Grants Committee

  • Nicholas Fortson, Chair*
  • Leo Butler
  • Angelo Callis
  • Echo Johnson
  • Sarette Williams

Southeastern General Grants Committee

  • Kia Baird
  • Diane Barcelo
  • Brenda de los Santos
  • Jeannie Milstein
  • Tracee Reiser
  • Linda Sargent
  • Zakkyya Williams

Willimantic Welfare Bureau Fund Grants Committee

  • Carol Williams, Chair*
  • Catina Caban-Owen
  • Ashley Daley
  • Ilda Ray

Fund for Racial Justice Committee

  • Lee-Ann Gomes, Chair*
  • Maryam Elahi
  • Curtis Goodwin
  • Nakia Hamlet
  • Samuel Neves
  • Frank Silva
  • Morgan Tuck

Women & Girls Fund Public Policy Task Force Steering Committee

  • Peg O'Shea, Co-Chair*
  • Carol Williams, Co-Chair*
  • Shiela Hayes
  • Barbara Sahagan*

Women & Girls Fund Committee - Northeast Area

  • Lisa Andrews
  • Kendra Bonnette
  • Tonya Brock
  • Linda Colangelo
  • Leisl Cording
  • Laura Crosetti
  • Michael Deyorio
  • Karyn DiBonaventura
  • Kristin Duethorn
  • Leia Faucher
  • Mae Flexer
  • Kerstin Forrester
  • Donna Grant
  • Fran Gustavesen
  • Sara Gustavesen
  • Erica Kesselman
  • Tina Lajoie
  • Rebecca Lewis
  • Melissa Meyers
  • Anne Miller
  • Laura Moorehead
  • Scott Moorehead
  • Jill Shamback
  • Linda Shaw
  • Rhonda Wishart
  • Larisa Zukic-Halilovic

Women & Girls Fund Committee - Southeast/Norwich Areas

  • Ruth Crocker
  • Naima Gherbi
  • Christine Grady
  • Valerie Grimm
  • Nancy Lathrop
  • Denise Lindell
  • Rashelle Litchmore
  • Adrianne Loweth
  • Theresa Madonna
  • Maria Miranda
  • Fawatih Mohamed-Abouh
  • Barbara Sahagan*
  • Annemarie Seifert
  • Jeanne Sigel
  • Barb Silver Holt
  • Karen Stone
  • June Strunk

Women & Girls Fund Committee - Windham Area

  • Judy Blei
  • Catina Caban-Owen
  • Leigh Duffy
  • Josephine Fox
  • Sandy Hale
  • Marsha Hilsenrad
  • M. Kathleen Krider
  • Cynthia Myers
  • Anne Rash
  • Kimberly Silcox
  • Lee Ellen Terry
  • Joanne Todd
  • Mary Weinland
  • Carol Williams*