Arts for Learning Board of Directors

Lorraine Consiglio

Lorraine Consiglio, MBA—Chair

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.

Lorraine’s strategic planning experience brings a valuable edge to Arts For Learning Connecticut’s governance and leadership. — Read more

Brian Penry

Brian Penry – Vice Chair

Owner, Penry Creative – A multi-faceted artist, Brian works as a designer, writer and brand strategist—focusing on the arts, education, media and non profit organizations. His clients have included Carnegie Hall, The Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam), The Bolshoi (Moscow), Carmen Sandiego, Sesame Street, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, NBC, CBS, Sony, Viacom and Special Olympics International—among many others.

Brian plays a hands-on role in the marketing of Arts For Learning Connecticut including the development and maintenance of its online presence. — Read more

Padma Srimatkandada

Padma Srimatkandada, MBA, BS

System Operations Team Leader, Student Affairs IT, UCONN, Storrs, CT – Padma heads the University’s Technical Support and Helpdesk Staff, servicing over 20 departments throughout the Storrs Campus. She oversees a wide range of IT-related and customer service functions encompassing everything from student affairs to medical and food services.

In addition to her active role with AFLCT’s Board of Directors, Padma designed and developed workshop materials at UCONN’s School Of Engineering to teach junior high school girls about computer malware and Internet safety and security issues. — 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

Anne Witkavitch

Anne Witkavitch, MFA

Communications Strategist, Published Writer and Professional Speaker – Anne has held leadership roles in corporate communications with several Fortune 100 Companies, notably General Electric. While at GE, she served on the Global Board of Directors for the company’s volunteer organization and advised the regional chapter of the Women’s Network.

Anne’s book, Press Pause Moments: Essays about Life Transitions by Women Writers received a Clarion Award in 2011. As an author, editor of several anthologies and contributor to numerous magazines and blogs, Anne brings a writer’s perspective to the Board of Arts For Learning Connecticut. — Read more

Steve Zakrzewski

Steve Zakrzewski, JD

Attorney, Gordon & Rees – Steve is an associate in the Hartford offices of Gordon & Rees. His practice areas include Tort & Product Liability, Professional Liability Defense and Insurance—focusing on defending businesses in complex and high exposure cases, and representing insurers in coverage disputes. His product liability defense experience includes defending manufacturers of medical devices, automotive products and construction products. In the professional liability context, he has defended real estate professionals, insurance professionals and attorneys. He also regularly represents insurers in declaratory judgment actions and in defense of bad faith claims.

In his capacity at Gordon & Rees, Steve and his colleagues have provided pro bono legal services to Arts For Learning Connecticut—exemplary of the hands-on nature of AFLCT Board Service. — Read more

Joann Pulisciano

Joann Pulisciano

Mortgage Officer, Movement Mortgage – Joann has worked in the banking industry for over 37 years in the State of Connecticut, specializing in residential mortgages.

Joann’s depth of experience in business and finance are welcome assets to the governance and Board of Directors of Arts For Learning Connecticut. — Read more

Angela ScipioAngela C. Scipio, MS

Associate Academic Program Manager, Post University, CIS Department—Angela manages Computer Information Systems at Post University, Waterbury, CT, hiring, training and monitoring Adjunct Professors. She is also responsible for developing and maintaining current and future CIS-related curriculum at Post.

In addition to her Board Service with Arts For Learning Connecticut, Angela has held teaching positions in higher education, and is an avid volunteer.Read more