Staff and Board

A volunteer group of Valley leaders serves as the Foundation's Board of Directors and the President implements the Board's objectives and carries out the daily operations.

The Valley Community Foundation (VCF) is governed by knowledgeable, civic-minded citizens. VCF's affiliation with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven allows VCF's board to focus on leadership and development. The Board of Directors plays a major role in setting strategy, community leadership and awarding grants.

Staff

Sharon L. Closius
President and CEO
(203) 751-9162
Beth Colette
Administrative Assistant & Development Associate
(203) 751-9162
Valerie Knight-DiGangi
Program Officer
(203) 751-9162
John Ready
Donor Services & Communications Officer
(203) 751-9162
Wendy Gamba
Chief Financial Officer
(203) 777-2386


Past Board

William C. Bassett (2004 – 2012)
James E. Cohen (2004 – 2007)
Susan Coyle* (2011 – 2016)
Timothy P. Dillon, Esq. (2007  2015)
Rick Dunne (2012  2015)
William W. Ginsberg (2011  2017)
David M. Grant (2004 – 2011)
M. Elizabeth Kennard (2004 – 2014)
Rob Lesko (2015  2019)
Ernestine Luise (2009  2011)
Francis H. Michaud Jr.* (2017 – 2019)
Bill Nimons (2010-2017)

Joseph A. Pagliaro Sr.* (2004)
Joseph A. Pagliaro Jr. (2005  2014)
Mary L. Pepe (2004    2013)
James E. Ryan (2004 – 2009) and (2012    2018)
David M. Rifkin (2004  2005) 
Kenneth E. Schaible (2004  2011)
Gregory Stamos, Esq. (2006  2013)
Karen Stanek* (2013 – 2016)
Diane Stroman (2010 – 2017)  
Leon Sylvester (2007 – 2015)
Alan J. Tyma (2004 – 2012)
James White* (2015)
John Zaprzalka, CPA (2007 – 2016) 

 

*deceased
Italics indicates Member of the Founding VCF Board of Directors


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253-A Elizabeth Street
Derby, Connecticut 06418
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Contact

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