Advisory Board Program

USJ’s Advisory Board Program is composed of working professionals and hiring managers who guide and mentor students. They also help develop curriculums that lead to our experiential learning opportunities.

Examples include advisory boards in the following areas:

Actuarial Science Advisory Board

Jill BaralAVP and ActuaryThe Hartford
Raouf BoulesDean, School of Arts, Sciences, Business, and EducationUniversity of Saint Joseph
Eric ChenDepartment Chair, Business AdministrationUniversity of Saint Joseph
Stephan ChristiansenRetired, Director Insurance ResearchConning & Company
Marion GriffinMember, Board of TrusteesUniversity of Saint Joseph
Kate HallCFO, Healthcare ActuaryUnited Healthcare
Maria ItteilagSenior Manager, Consulting LLPDeloitte
Ekaterina LioutikovaAssociate Professor of MathematicsUniversity of Saint Joseph
Thomas LonerganDirector and Actuary The Hartford, Cigna
Joseph MantheyActing Chair, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of Saint Joseph
Margaret McDonaldSenior VP & Head of PRT Product ActuarialPrudential
Erin NadeauDirector, Data Science EnablementThe Hartford, USJ Alumna
Caitlyn PrescottExecutive Director, ActuarialAetna
Linda PriebeInternational Pricing HeadUnited Healthcare
Danielle SinderAVP Business Insurance Analytics and ResearchTravelers Insurance
Richard SychPresidentHooker & Holcombe, Inc.
Tom WeidmanOwner, WFSPrivate Investor
Susan WinklerExecutive Director, Business & Economic DevelopmentConnecticut IFS
Hong ZhouProfessor of Mathematical and Computer ScienceUniversity of Saint Joseph

Computer and Data Science Advisory Board

Scott BurghoffVPCGI
Ron DegrayUSJ Emeritus ProfessorUniversity of Saint Joseph
Michael KunkelDirector of TechnologiesTravelers Insurance
Dmitri RedcencoConsulting Director,
Software Architecture and Development
Kimberly ShawTechnical Audit ManagerThe Hartford
Patrick SullivanCFOHanover Insurance
Chimna UcheMath and Computer Science TeacherCREC

Digital Media and Communication Advisory Board

Ana AlfaroHost of El Show de Analeh (Univisión)
Community Relations Specialist
Kristie BorgesSenior AssociateCJ Public Relations
Mark ContrerasPresident and CEOCPTV
Jeff DooleyDirector of Media and BroadcastingHartford Yard Goats
LeAnne GendreauWeb EditorNBC Connecticut
Bernard KavalerManaging PrincipalExpress Strategies
Rob KingSVP Original ContentESPN
Maria LinoPrincipalThe Latino Way Marketing and Media
Jennifer MerrickField ProducerVarious Projects
Dr. Charlie RiemannAnalytics Manager – ElectionsMSNBC
Christine SchilkeMarketing and Development DirectorConnecticut Main Street Center
Andy ThibaultCity EditorWaterbury Republican-American
Carrie TitoloDirector of Marketing and CommunicationBoys & Girls Clubs of Hartford
Emily WalshPR and Marketing ConsultantECW Communications
Dennis HouseChief Political AnchorWTNH-TV, News 8

Education Advisory Board

Eileen GonzalezDirector of Elementary EducationUniversity of Saint Joseph
Jordan GrossmanSuperintendentGranby Public Schools
Kristin HecktSuperintendentBloomfield Public Schools
Terell HillSuperintendentWindsor Public Schools
Kristen HoyDepartment of EducationUniversity of Saint Joseph
Lisa LamenzoDivision of Turnaround OfficeCSDE, USJ Alumna
Joseph MacarySuperintendentVernon Public Schools
Stacey McCannChief Academic OfficerBloomfield Public Schools
Colin McNamaraAssistant SuperintendentSouth Windsor Public Schools
Desi NesmithDeputy CommissionerCSDE
Ashley OldhamChair and Associate Professor of EducationUniversity of Saint Joseph
Nate QuesnelSuperintendentEast Hartford Public Schools
Paula TaltyRetired, Superintendent, Cromwell Public Schools
Adjunct Faculty at USJ
University of Saint Joseph
James Thompson Jr.SuperintendentBloomfield Public Schools
Dianna WentzellDirector of Clinical PracticeUniversity of Saint Joseph
Chris WethjeDirector of Human ResourcesTown of East Hartford, CT