Board of Directors
Sanford Cloud Jr.
Sanford Cloud Jr. (Chairman) is chair and CEO of The Cloud Company, LLC. He also serves on the board of directors of Northeast Utilities, The Phoenix Companies, Inc., Ironwood Mezzanine Fund LP, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, The Fund for Greater Hartford, the University of Connecticut Health Center and Greater Hartford Alliance.
Cloud is a former president of The National Conference for Community Justice, as well as the former Connecticut Health Foundation vice chair and chair of the public policy committee. Cloud has held a broad range of professional and philanthropic positions, including partner in the law firm of Robinson & Cole, executive director of the Aetna Foundation, Connecticut state senator, and member of the Council on Foundations and Independent Sector boards.
In addition to serving as chair, Cloud is also a member of the governance and public policy committees.
Martin J. Gavin (Vice Chair) is president and CEO of the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. He has also been appointed to the advisory committee of several state and local governments, and serves on several boards of directors, including Child Health and Development Institute, the Children’s Fund of Connecticut, the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and CCMC Foundation, the Connecticut Health System and University of Saint Joseph.
Previously, Gavin served as an executive in the insurance and investment industries, including Phoenix Companies, CNA Insurance Companies in Chicago and CIGNA (formerly Connecticut General).
In addition to serving as Vice Chair, Gavin serves on the foundation’s finance and investment committee.
Marilyn Alverio (Secretary) is principal and founder of Ethnic Marketing Solutions, LLC, a firm that concentrates on brand marketing consulting, strategic planning, sales and product development for companies, and special-event planning and capacity-building consulting for nonprofit organizations.
Previously, Alverio was both the national director of ethnic markets for Aetna, Inc., and marketing communications / Latino market manager for Aetna Financial Services (also known as ING). She also has worked as a sales manager at American Airlines, a senior producer at WVIT-TV Channel 30, and territory manager at Fort Lauderdale-based Goldine Laboratories.
Alverio serves the community as a board member on the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, co-chair of the Spanish American Merchants Association marketing team, advisory member for the Urban League of Greater Hartford, and in an advisory capacity for the United Way of the Capitol area marketing committee.
In addition, Alverio is vice chair of the foundation’s public policy committee and serves on its finance and investment committee.
Harold L. Rives III (Treasurer) is president of The New England Guild, Inc., a Hartford-based financial consulting firm. The former U.S. Navy officer also serves on the board of The New Britain Museum of American Art and the Connecticut Choral Artists, Inc. (CONCORA), the state’s premier professional choir, where he is treasurer.
Prior to founding The New England Guild in 1991, he was instrumental in designing CIGNA’s financial planning models and was responsible for all of Advest’s financial product lines.
He is also chair of the foundation’s finance and investment committee.
Tina Brown-Stevenson is Chief Data and Analytics Officer for Ingenix, a leading health information company that provides technology, services, and consulting.
Previously, Brown-Stevenson was president and head of Aetna Integrated Informatics, Aetna’s data, information, and analytics subsidiary. A certified managed care executive, she was also vice president of health care economics at CIGNA, and vice president of health system development at Partners Healthcare System in Boston.
Brown-Stevenson is also chair of the foundation’s program committee.
Gregory B. Butler
Gregory B. Butler is senior vice president and general counsel of Northeast Utilities (NU). Butler also serves on the board of directors of The Mark Twain House & Museum, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Northeast Utilities Foundation, the New England Legal Foundation, and is a committee member of the Energy Bar Association.
Previously, Butler held several positions at NU, including secretary, vice president and general counsel, and vice president of governmental affairs. He also served as vice president of federal affairs at New England Electric System and senior counsel at Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, senior attorney with the United States Department of Justice and associate counsel to the minority leader for the New York State Assembly.
In addition, Butler is chair of the foundation’s governance committee and serves on its public policy committee.
J.C. David Hadden
J.C. David Hadden is a partner at Hartford-based Robinson & Cole LLP, attorneys at law. Hadden is committed to volunteer work where he serves on several boards, including: Oak Hill, Colt Bequest, Inc., and the Ethics Committee of the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Prior to joining the firm, Hadden was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City. He has twice served gubernatorial-appointed terms on the Connecticut Council on Developmental Services, for which he was elected chair.
In addition, Hadden is vice chair of the foundation’s governance committee, and also serves on the foundation’s program committee.
Steven J. Huleatt
Steven J. Huleatt brings 16 years of expertise in public health and seven years in housing. He has been director of health for the West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District since 1995. In addition to serving on the CT Health board, Huleatt is a board member of eHealth Connecticut and president of the Connecticut Public Health Association.
Previously, Huleatt was health services manager and zoning enforcement officer for the Town of West Hartford. He also has served on the Connecticut Department of Public Health subcommittees and work groups, Capitol Regional Council of Governments, Connecticut Association of Directors of Health, and Southern Connecticut State University Department of Public Health Advisory Council.
Huleatt also is chair of the foundation’s public policy committee and serves on its governance committee.
Robert Krzys is an attorney in private practice in New Hartford, CT. His practice focuses on labor law and collective bargaining negotiations representing unions, especially in the public sector. Active in his community, Attorney Krzys serves on the Regional 7 Board of Education and the Building Committee that oversaw the renovation and expansion of the middle and high schools. Krzys is a member of the New Hartford Water Pollution Control Authority and was recently certified as an English teacher through Connecticut’s Alternate Route to Certification Program.
Prior to establishing his private practice, Krzys was staff counsel for the Connecticut State Employees Association from 1979 – 1984. In addition, he served as chairman of the New Hartford Town Committee.
Krzys also serves on the foundation’s public policy and program committees.
David I. Newton is president and founder of Elm Advisors, LLC. Established in 2007, Elm Advisors specializes in real estate and facilities services for not for profit institutions. He currently serves as trustee and a member on a number of boards, including: president of the Committee of Trustees of Hopkins School, Long Wharf Theatre, Greater New Haven Community Foundation, Elm Shakespeare Company and Project Access.
Previously, Newton was the associate vice president and director of University Properties at Yale University and co founder and president of the Facilities Resource Management Co.
Newton serves on the finance and investment as well as program committees.
Elaine O’Keefe is the Executive Director of the Office of Community Health (OCH) in the School of Public Health (YSPH) at Yale University. She is also the Principal Investigator/Director for the Connecticut-Rhode Island Public Health Training Center located at the Yale School of Public Health. O’Keefe also serves as the Executive Director of the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA).
Much of O’Keefe’s work has focused on redressing racial and ethnic health disparities. Prior to joining the OCH, O’Keefe worked in the local governmental public health milieu for nearly 25 years as Health Director for Stratford, CT and AIDS Division Director for the New Haven Health Department. She is the former president of the Connecticut Association of the Directors of Health (CADH) and past president of the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO).
Robert M. Schreibman, DMD
Robert M. Schreibman, DMD, has provided oral health care services to the Glastonbury community for over 30 years. In addition to serving on the foundation’s board, he is also co-chair of the Connecticut Mission of Mercy, a multi-chair dental clinic that provides free dental care to people of all ages in need of urgent and immediate dental care throughout Connecticut.
Previously, Schreibman was president of the Hartford Dental Society and the Connecticut State Dental Association. Schreibman also has lectured throughout the U.S. and consulted in practice management and leadership development.
Schreibman also serves on the foundation’s governance and program committees.
Todd D. Shepard is a financial planner and financial services representative with New England Financial Group, LLC. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Saxton B. Little Free Library, and serves on the strategic planning and planned giving committees. He also serves on the Hartford County Estate and Business Planning Council and the Financial Planning Association, where he once served as President and Chairman.
Prior to leaving management to focus more on the needs of his business and personal clients, Shepard served as the Investment Specialist for the New England Financial Group for twenty years.
Shepard also serves on the foundation’s finance and investment, as well as public policy committees.
Margarita V. Torres
Margarita V. Torres is founder and principal of Torres Project Management, a Latina-owned enterprise with a commitment to human services and community development programs. Torres also works with the Aetna Foundation and the Spanish American Merchants Association, managing economic development planning of the Park Street Special District Project. She also serves on Hartford’s Information Technology Advisory Board and the North Central Region Mental Health Board.
Previously, Torres was interim executive director for the Connecticut Expo Center, and senior project manager and consultant for Aetna, Transformation, Cigna Healthcare, Hartford Insurance Group, the 2005 Latina Roundtable Political Action Committee, and the 2005 Latinos and Power Symposium.
Torres also serves on the foundation’s public policy and program committees.
Victor Villagra, M.D.
Victor Villagra, M.D., is founder and president of Health & Technology Vector, Inc, a consulting firm that specializes in population health, technology assessment and delivery system redesign, and whose client base includes companies based in Europe, Japan and Latin America, as well as the U.S. He also is a faculty member in the department of medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center.
Villagra is former national medical director at CIGNA HealthCare and past-president of the Disease Management Association of America. He has served as an advisor to the Department of Health and Human Services, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
In addition, Villagra is vice chair of CT Health’s program committee.
Tory Z. Westbrook, M.D.
Tory Z. Westbrook, M.D., is the medical director of the Water’s Edge Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility in Middletown. He also serves as medical director of East Hampton public schools, Camp Hemlock for Children with Special Needs and Camp Shiloh, and a trustee of the National Medical Association.
In September 2009, as the Middlesex County branch of the NAACP celebrated its centennial, the organization honored Westbrook with its first Health award for dedication to his patients and his work in “health literacy, disease prevention and overall good health.” He also was honored November 6, 2009, as one of the 100 influential African-Americans in Connecticut by the Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches, part of the NAACP’s centennial celebration.
In addition, Westbrook serves on the foundation’s governance and program committees.