Staff & Board of Directors

Connecticut Humanities is fortunate to have a dedicated team of Staff and a Board of Directors committed to our vision and mission. Meet them below!

Administration Staff

Jason R. Mancini, Ph.D.

Executive Director

State Education Resource Center (SERC) – African American Curriculum Development Committee
Everyday Democracy – Civic Health Advisory Committee
Mystic Aquarium – Scientist-in-Residence
Akomawt Educational Initiative – Co-founder

Diane Berube

Business Manager

Sheldyn Oliver

Administrative Assistant

Aimee Cotton Bogush

Communications Manager

The Communications Network – Member
Public Relations Society of America – Member

Grants & Programs Staff

Scott Wands

Manager of Grants & Programs

Susan Muro

Grants & Program Officer

CT Library Consortium – Children’s Librarian’s Round Table, South, Co-Chair

Lisa Comstock

Director, CT Center for the Book and Manager, IT Services

Digital Humanities Staff

Gregg Mangan, Ph.D.

Manager of Digital Humanities
Connecticut Digital Archive – Advisory Board
Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project – Advisory Board
Association for the Study of Connecticut History – Member
National Council on Public History – Member

Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Lewis Wallace
The Commonfund

Vice Chair

Elaine McDonald
Aetna (retired)


Bob Svensk
Svensk & Company, Inc.


Melinda D. Cruanes
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities

Members at Large

Katherine Donovan
Whittlesey PC

Rorie Rueckert


Becky Beaulieu
Florence Griswold Museum

Sandy Grande
UConn Professor

Heidi Green
Universal Healthcare Foundation of Connecticut

Helen Higgins

Catherine Keene Fields
Litchfield Historical Society

Jennifer McKenna
Lane Construction

Frank Mitchell

Regen O’Malley
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani

Jean E. Reynolds
Children’s Book Consultant

Myron Stachiw
Nonprofit Consultant and Professor

Jonathan Weiner, Esq.
Connecticut Supreme Court

Walter Woodward
Connecticut State Historian and UConn Professor

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