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Board of Directors

The Corporate Board

Mr. Jonathan Rubin serves as Chairperson of the Corporate Board, a diverse group of civic leaders who help set the course for Connecticut Children’s future as they function as the organization’s governing body. Mr. Rubin is retired from Magellan Health where he served as Chief Financial Officer. He also chairs the Finance and Audit Committee, while also being a member of the Investment Committee and Compensation Committee.

The Foundation Board

This group of dedicated leaders promotes Connecticut Children’s role as a regional leader in pediatrics and child health by actively engaging the philanthropic community in support of Connecticut Children’s initiatives and events. Mrs. Shari Cantor, currently mayor of West Hartford, serves as Chairperson of the Foundation Board

Shari Cantor, Foundation Board chair

Board Spotlight | Shari Cantor

Shari Cantor gave birth to her fourth son, Jacob, on October 21, 1996. At first the baby seemed fine, then one of the nurses looked at him and said, “He looks dusky.” It turned out Jacob had multiple heart defects that required specialized cardiac care right away. Happily, Jacob was born at Hartford Hospital and specialized care was across the street, where Connecticut Children’s Medical Center had just opened.

“Connecticut Children’s had just been built,” says Shari. “Jacob, in fact, was one of their first patients. And thank God it was there.” To meet Jacob today, you would never guess he had any kind of deficit. He has even been able to join in one of the Cantor family’s passions: running and participating in a variety of local road races.

Given the important role Connecticut Children’s has played in the life of the Cantor family, it should not surprise anyone to learn Shari, now the mayor of West Hartford, serves as the Chairperson of Connecticut Children’s Foundation Board. “Connecticut Children’s means the world to my family,” says Shari. “Giving back as a member of the Foundation Board is both a personal joy and a way to express the gratitude our family feels for the amazing care our son received 25 years ago.”

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Members of the Corporate Board

Andrea Balogh

Women’s Health USA, Division President & General Counsel | Member of Finance and Audit, Planning and Facilities

Scott Braunstein

Data Mail, Inc., Senior Vice President, Human Resources | Member of Finance and Audit, Quality Improvement

Tina Brown-Stevenson

UnitedHealthcare (retired) | Secretary of Connecticut Children's Corporate Board; Member of Governance, Compensation Committee

Shari Cantor

Connecticut Children’s Foundation Board President | Ex-officio

Christopher Holley

Barnum Financial Group, Financial Services Executive

Jeffrey Klenk

The Travelers Co., President of Bond & Specialty Insurance | Vice Chair of Connecticut Children's Corporate Board

Skip Kodak

LEGO, Senior Vice President of the Americas | Chair of Planning and Facilities Committee, Member of Population Health Committee

Dorothy Levine, MD

Physician | Chair of Quality Improvement Committee, Member of Planning and Facilities

Jennifer Lindwall Schwab, M.D., FAAP

Rocky Hill Pediatrics, Partner | Connecticut Children’s Care Network Board of Governors at Connecticut Children's, Chair | Member-at-Large

Nicole Murray, MD

President, Medical Staff

Robert B. Magnus, III

ESPN, Executive Vice President, Programming & Scheduling | Member of Quality Improvement

Otis Maynard

UnitedHealth Group, Senior Associate General Counsel | Member of Quality Improvement, Governance

Carlos Mouta

Westside Property Management | Member of Planning and Facilities

Michelle Murphy

BDO USA, LLP, Assistant Director of Tax Quality & Risk Management | Member of Quality Improvement

David Roth

SouthOcean Capital Partners Inc., Partner | Ex-officio

Jonathan Rubin

Magellan Health, Chief Financial Officer (retired) | Chair of Connecticut Children's Corporate Board | Chair of Finance and Audit Committee, Member of Investment Committee, Compensation Committee

James E. Shmerling

Connecticut Children’s, President & CEO | Ex-officio

Steven Solecki

Bank of America, Senior Vice President, Market Manager, CT / Western MA | Member of Quality Improvement

Tina St. Pierre

Landmark Partners, Partner & Chief Administrative Officer | Member of Finance and Audit, Planning and Facilities

Members of the Foundation Board

Geno Auriemma

UCONN, Head Coach of Women’s Basketball | Member of Development Committee

Christine Bromberg

Robinson & Cole, Partner | Vice Chair, Member of Chair of Gift Acceptance, Governance

Shari Cantor

Mayor of West Hartford, CT | Chair, Foundation Board

Lauren O. Casazza

Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, Partner | Member-at-Large

James Fanelli

US Trust, Senior Vice President

Mike Fish

MJ Fish, LLC, President & Founder | Member of Planning and Facilities Committee

Lou George

Hassett & George, PC, President | Member of Governance Committee

Karen Hess

David and Geri Epstein Private Foundation, President | Member-at-Large

Andrea Hurley

Cancer Research and Prevention Advocate | Member-at-Large

Daryl Jackson

Chick-fil-A, Owner | Member of Development Committee

Joseph K. Labieniec

Head of Professional Liability at CapSpecialty; Member Board of Finance, Town of Southington | Member-at-Large

Joyce Lagnese

Founding Principal/Co-Managing Principal, DanaherLagnese, PC

Russell Lallier

Chief Operating Officer, All Waste, Inc.

Jane Owen

Jane Owen Public Relations, President | Member-at-Large

Andi Sklar

Community Volunteer, Philanthropist

John A. Sodipo

Jacobs & Sodipo, Managing Partner | Board Secretary

Matt Somberg

Gottfried & Somberg Wealth Management, Co-Founder and Principal | Chair of Investment Committee, Member of Development Committee

Jonathan Rubin

Magellan Health, Chief Financial Officer (retired) | Connecticut Children’s Corporate Board Chair | Ex-officio

Directors Emeritus

Mr. Thomas O. Barnes

Mrs. Eileen Danaher

Mr. James W. Fanelli

Mr. Scott W. Fanning

Mr. Martin J. Gavin

Mr. E. Clayton Gengras, III

Mr. Glen Greenberg

Mrs. Donna Hires

Mr. Jeffrey S. Hoffman

Dr. Cato Laurencin

Mr. Søren Torp Laursen

Mr. Robert Le Blanc

Mr. Edward Lewis

Mr. H. Mark Lunenburg

Dr. Douglas MacGilpin

Mr. James Manafort

Mrs. Katherine Nixon

Kola Olofinboba, MD

Dr. William Popik

Mr. Robert J. Shanfield

Mr. Charles Shivery

Mr. Lon Smith

Mr. Keith A. Stevenson

Mr. Edward Tonnessen

Mrs. Jessica P. Zachs

Mrs. Lauren Zeligson

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