Made up of local volunteers who are committed to the mission of United Way of Greater Waterbury, the Board of Directors understand United Way's values and make decisions on a local level. They are guided by leadership, expertise, commitment and proven strategies to fight for the basic needs, education and financial stability of every person in the community.

Officers of the Board of Directors

Drew International

Mark A. Casey, Chair

The Workplace

Attorney Adrienne Parkmond, First Vice Chair

Saint Mary's Hospital

Kimberly A. Kalajainen FACHE, Second Vice Chair


Gregory Jacobi, Third Vice Chair


David C. Petitti, Treasurer


Attorney Susan E. Sprano, Governance Chair

Waterbury Hospital

Yarixa Lopez, Community Impact Council Chair

Traver IDC

Nancy Traver, Secretary



Grant E. Copeland


Daniel Davis

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Dr. Lisa Dresdner


Christopher Fasano

Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP

Attorney Jason Gagnon

Waterbury Hospital

Patricia A. Gentil

Drew Marine

Katelyn Grey

Ion Bank

Jayne Kelly

DJ Martin

David Martin

AMETEK - Haydon Kerk Pittman

Genna Mintz

Holy Cross High School

Thomas C. Pellegrino, J.D., PH.D.

Biondi and Rosengrant, LLC

Mary Rosengrant-Chiappalone

Waterbury Public Schools

Dr. Verna D. Ruffin

City of Waterbury

Attorney Tara L. Shaw

Webster Bank

Frederick M. Smith

Traver IDC

Nancy Traver

POST University

James R. Whitley, JD


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