Leadership by and for our region.

In 1925, the founders of the Hartford Foundation designed a governance structure that would ensure leadership by individuals who are knowledgeable about the community and able to make fair decisions about complex issues. This model continues to serve the Foundation and the community well.

The volunteer Board of Directors governs the policies and grant decisions of the Foundation. Board members are appointed for a term of five years, and can serve for a maximum of two terms. The Board meets five times each year.

Board of Directors

Andrew R. Worthington, Chair

Managing Director, Wealth Management
Long River Wealth Management
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Appointed by the Board of Directors, 2015

Dr. Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, Vice Chair

Dean and Chief Administrative Officer, University of Connecticut-Hartford Appointed by the Metro Hartford Alliance Board Chair, 2019

Marlene M. Ibsen, Treasurer

Vice President, Community Relations, Travelers, and CEO & President, Travelers Foundation Appointed by the Trustee Banks, 2017

Susan B. Dunn

Trained Interim Director for Nonprofits, Retired President of United Way
of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
Appointed by the Board Chair, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, 2021

Beatriz Gutierrez

President and CEO, CONNSTEP, Inc. Appointed by the Board of Directors, 2022

Sivan Hines, MD

President, Hartford Promise Appointed by the Board of Directors, 2022

Gillian Howell

Head of Client Advisory Solutions, Foundation Source Appointed by the Board of Directors, 2024

Alan Mattamana

Managing Partner, Fairview Capital Appointed by the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, 2023

Richard N. Palmer

Retired Associate Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court Appointed by the Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, 2016

Nicole Porter

Senior Manager, Social Impact and Partnerships, The LEGO Group Appointed by the Judge of Probate Court, District of Hartford, 2021

David M. Roth

Senior Managing Partner, SouthOcean Capital Partners Inc. Appointed by the Board of Directors, 2018

Our Committees

In addition to the Board of Directors, the Foundation is fortunate to have other volunteers who collectively contribute hundreds of hours of service and advice to help the Foundation in a number of areas. Listed here are the members of the standing subcommittees of the Board of Directors and special committees.


Mark Overmyer-Velázquez*
Richard N. Palmer*
Nicole Porter*


Susan B. Dunn*
Sivan Hines*
Gillian Howell*
Alan Mattamana*
Robert B. Goldfarb
JoAnn H. Price


Beatriz Gutierrez*
Sivan Hines*
Marlene M. Ibsen*
Alan Mattamana*


Richard N. Palmer*
Susan B. Dunn*
Beatriz Gutierrez*
Mark Overmyer-Velázquez*
David M. Roth*


Marlene M. Ibsen*
Susan B. Dunn*
Alan Mattamana*
Mark Overmyer-Velázquez*
Nicole Porter*


Alan Mattamana*
Mishone Donelson
Robert B. Goldfarb
David Holmgren
Gillian Howell*
Carl Peterson
David M. Roth*
Cynthia Steer 

POLICY and STRATEGY / Expedited Grant Review

Nicole Porter*
Beatriz Gutierrez*
Sivan Hines*
Marlene M. Ibsen*
Mark Overmyer-Velázquez*
David M. Roth


Sivan Hines*
Kenneth R. Alleyne
Ellen Andrews
James Cox-Chapman
Lucy Cox-Chapman Dagneau
Lynne Garner


Sivan Hines*
Marlene M. Ibsen*
Mark Overmyer-Velázquez*
Nicole Porter*
David M. Roth*
Andrew R. Worthington*


Cerity Partners


Robinson & Cole LLP


Christopher Cloud, Chair
Brenda Delgado, Vice Chair
Nakia Hall
Bob Ike
Bradford Meacham
Nicole Miller
Paul Mounds, Jr.
Wanda Williams McCormick


Amanda Aronson, Chair
Bill McDonald, Vice Chair

Karen Brown
Francine Christiansen•
Kathleen Costello•
Wendy Haller
Chris Morrill
Leslie Ohta
Amy Peltier
Renee Savoie
Terry Schmitt•
Ned Steiger
Kathy Worthington


Yvette Martas, Chair
Jackie Santiago-Nazario, Vice Chair

Aura Alvarado
Barbara Fernandez
Moraima Gutierrez
Fany Hannon
Diana Jepsen
Cecilia Kozlowski
Rosaida Morales Rosario
Rita Ortiz
Ana Valentin
Lisa Werkmeister Rozas


Shirley P. Boron
Glenn A. Cassis
Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Esq.
Nicholas Criscitelli
Judith Dobai
Mishone Donelson
Carol Dupuis
Dr. Eileen M. Furey
Gregory Grant
Moraima Gutiérrez
Kristen Mason Horrigan
Armando Jimenez
Harvey Kelly
David Klein
Janice Klein
Steph MacGillivary
Tom Mahoney
Shantel Mallery
Gayende Martin
Michelle C. Mays
Dr. Troy A. Monroe
Harry Meyer
Susan C. Myers
Christine Pandolfe
Nicholas Sheridan, CFP®
Laura A. Schuyler
Isaiah Torres
Leah N. Wade
Tyrone V. Walker
Trina N. Williams
Patricia J. Wrice 

* Member of Board of Directors
• Ex-officio