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

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

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

Angela Scipio

Angela 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

Brian Penry

Brian Penry

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.

Formerly Vice Chair, Brian plays a hands-on role in the marketing of AFLCT including the development and maintenance of its online presence. — 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

Erik Wasson

Erik Wasson

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

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

Matthew James

Matthew James, MBA

Manager, Claim Finance, Travelers Insurance Company – Matthew puts his financial acumen to work on behalf of the Property Claim Center at Travelers.  Among other things, he is responsible for working with leadership to determine the annual budget, quantify project costs and conduct competitor analysis—as well as for financial modeling, reporting, and identifying and deciphering trends.

Matthew brings his financial background, military and business experience to AFLCT’s Finance Committee. — Read more