Board of Directors

Connecticut Humanities is grateful for the leadership from our volunteer board of directors committed to our vision and mission. Meet them below!

Board of Directors

*Indicates Gubernatorial Appointee

Executive Committee

Helen Higgins
Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation

Vice Chair
Frank Mitchell, Ph.D.*

Rorie Rueckert

Melinda D. Cruanes, CPA
The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities

Members at Large

David A. Claiborn

Jonathan Weiner, Esq.
Connecticut Supreme Court



Nicholas Bellantoni, Ph.D.
Emeritus Connecticut State Archaeologist

Akeia de Barros Gomes, Ph.D.
Mystic Seaport

Ramin Ganeshram
Westport Museum for History & Culture

Sandy Grande, Ph.D.
UConn Professor
Political Science/Native American and Indigenous Studies

Andy Horowitz, Ph.D.*
CT State Historian

Jacques Lamarre
Buzz Engine Marketing

Kariann McDougall, CPA
Marcum LLP

Jennifer McKenna, CPA
Pratt & Whitney

John Mihalec
IBM (retired)

Regen O’Malley, Esq.
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani

Hanna Przada, AIA
LyonsPlain Architecture

Andrea Rapacz
Connecticut Historical Society

Carlos Torre, Ph.D.
Southern Connecticut State University/Latino and Native American Film Festival

Ruth G. Torres
West Haven Mayor’s Office

David Westmoreland
Tuliptree Site Design, Inc.

Yi-Chun Tricia Lin
Southern Connecticut State University/Women & Gender Studies Program


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