Arts for Learning Connecticut Board of Directors

Padma Srimatkandada

Padma Srimatkandada,
MBA, BS — Chair

Assistant Director Infrastructure & Technology Solutions, Student Affairs IT, UCONN, Storrs, CT – Padma heads the Student Affairs Helpdesk, Desktop Support and Server/Infrastructure Staff, providing servicing over 20 departments throughout the Storrs and Regional Campuses—while overseeing a wide range of IT-related and customer service functions.

In addition to her active role with the Arts For Learning Connecticut’s Board of Directors, Padma designed and developed a hands-on workshop about cleaning computer malware, Internet safety and security issues. — Read more

Erik Wasson

Erik Wasson — Vice Chair

Analytics Manager, Cigna – In addition to managing an analytics team at Cigna, Erik specializes in data visualization. His diverse background encompasses a biochemistry education and a history of successful workforce management.

A passionate advocate for the arts and equality, Erik is also putting his data visualization skills to work for AFLCT.            — Read more

Vincent Pescosolido

Vincent A. Pescosolido

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, S&S Worldwide, Inc. – Vince has served as VP & CFO with this global leader in the distribution of School Supplies, Arts & Crafts Products and Sporting Goods since 2000. S&S is headquartered in Colchester, CT, with offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.

Vince brings his extraordinary depth of experience and acumen to the financial oversight and governance of Arts For Learning Connecticut. — Read more

Lorraine Consiglio

Lorraine Consiglio, MBA

Assistant Director of Global Security, Cigna – As a member of the Cigna Global Security Team, Lorraine shares responsibility for the physical security of the Cigna population and company assets. In addition to engaging in executive protection, facility security surveys and business continuity planning, she designs and delivers security awareness education programs, influences security policy and practices, and investigates reports of criminal behavior in the Cigna workplace and community.

Formerly Chair, Lorraine’s strategic planning experience brings a valuable edge to AFLCT’s governance. — Read more

Amanda Aromatici

Amanda Aromatici, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist – Amanda obtained her Masters of Family Therapy Degree from the pioneering  program at Southern Connecticut State University—where she also became Assessment Certified. Amanda is currently the Primary Therapist at a mental health residential treatment center for adolescents.  She has extensive experience working in both private and state clinical service programs with children and families.

Amanda approaches her work systemically, and is empathetic and creative in working with all aspects of an individual’s life. Her systemic thinking also gives her a comprehensive overview of AFLCT and its operations. — Read more

Christine G. Whitten

President, Business Image Counts – Christine and her firm assist businesses, government agencies, non-profits and associations with branding and performance improvement. In addition to her expertise in marketing, designing and conducting training programs, and helping organizations achieve their goals, she is currently serving an elected term as a Connecticut Justice of the Peace.

As an AFLCT Board Member, Christine brings particular acumen in such focus areas as development, marketing and public relationshaving recently completed a public awareness campaign for our organization. – Read more

Renee Sadja

Renee Sajda

Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager, Ion Bank – Renee has been working in the banking industry for over 13 years. She is currently a member of the Ion Bank Family, who believe in building lifetime relationships by partnering with the communities they serve to help customers identify and achieve their financial goals.

Renee is passionate about childhood education and mentors students at the Children’s Community School in Waterbury, CT. — Read more

Donna Foss, M.Ed, MAOM, MHSV

Education Management, Westover School, Middlebury, CT – Donna is a member of Westover’s management team, providing leadership and supervision of school policies, principles and goals.

Donna is responsible for overseeing Westover’s compliance with institutional, state and federal regulations, while ensuring that guidelines pertaining to curriculum, instruction, and assessments and evaluations in all core content areas are met, as well.

Donna’s depth of expertise and range of skill sets are an asset to AFLCT. – Read more