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

Diane Berube

Staff Accountant & Development Coordinator

Aimee Cotton Bogush

Administrative Assistant

Grants & Programs Staff

Scott Wands

Manager of Grants & Programs

Susan Muro

Grants & Program Officer

Lisa Comstock

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

Digital Humanities Staff

Gregg Mangan

Manager of Digital Humanities

Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Leah A. Hartman
The Delaware Bay Company

Vice Chair

Elaine McDonald
Aetna (retired)


Bob Svensk
Svensk & Company, Inc.


Becky Beaulieu
Florence Griswold Museum

Members at Large

Aimee Monroy Smith
The Jackson Laboratory

Lewis Wallace
The Common Fund


Melinda D. Cruanes
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities

Katherine Donovan
Whittlesey and Hadley, P.C

Stephanie Fielding
Mohegan Linguist

Heidi Green
Connecticut Community Foundation

Jason Kass
Enterprise Business Architecture at Travelers

Catherine Keene Fields
Litchfield Historical Society

Jennifer McKenna
Lane Construction

Frank Mitchell
The Amistad Center for Art & Culture

Charles Monagan

Regen O’Malley
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani

Jean E. Reynolds
Children’s Book Consultant

Rorie Rueckert
West Hartford Cultural Council

Myron Stachiw
Nonprofit Consultant and Professor

Walter Woodward
Connecticut State Historian and UConn Professor

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