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Meet the Board John E. Ahearn – Corporator since 2007 and new Director in the Class of 2012: Having retired after 30 years as an attorney for Aetna Inc., Mr. Ahearn is now Special Counsel to the company. He graduated from Harvard College and the University of Connecticut School of Law, performed his military duty with the U.S. Army Reserve and has served as Chairman of the Connecticut Prison Association (now known as Community Partners in Action). Cristi Alberino, Ph.D. – New Corporator and new Director in the Class of 2011: Dr. Alberino works as an Education Consultant overseeing the high school English Language Arts testing (CAPT) at the CT State Department of Education, Bureau of Student Assessment. She serves on the CT Coalition for the Education of Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing along with Ed Peltier. She is currently pursuing a career in Deaf Education at Northwestern CT Community College and volunteers her time at ASD. Laura Lee Douaihy – New Corporator: Ms. Douaihy is a Community Executive with the American Cancer Society. She is the co-founder of Celestial Gaits Therapeutic Riding Center, including a riding program for children with autism. She has associates degrees from Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Early Childhood Development and Interpreting for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired and is a National Association of the Deaf Level III certified interpreter. Harold A. Smullen, Jr. – Corporator since 2004 and new Director in the Class of 2012: Mr. Smullen is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of RC Knox & Company. He has a BA in Economics from Trinity College and an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut. He is the Former President of National Alumni Association and former Trustee of Trinity College; a Corporator of St. Francis Hospital; a Board member of St. Francis Hospital Foundation; and a member of the Exchange Club of West Hartford and Knights of Columbus. Carolyn J. Thornberry – New Corporator: Ms. Thornberry is a college educator, public policy consultant and Chair of the Human and Leisure Services Committee on the West Hartford Town Council. She holds masters degrees in both political science and education and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Connecticut. She and her husband State Senator Kevin Sullivan have collaborated on numerous political campaigns, projects and programs.


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