Board of Directors

Last Updated Mar 2014

The Foundation is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a community-based Board of Directors that comprises educational, financial, business and community leaders.



The mission of the NVCC Foundation is to raise funds and promote awareness to support the mission of Naugatuck Valley Community College.

2013 Board of Directors 

Dan Sherr, President
Valassis Sales and Marketing, Inc.

Lori Hart, Vice President
Waterbury Bridge to Success

A.J. DuBois, Secretary
NVCC Special Assistant to the President

Steven Haas, Treasurer
Haas, Guiditta & Associates, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 

Fred Baker
Baker Law Firm, P.C.

William Burgess
Litchfield Hills Food System, Inc.

Victor Diaz
Department of Motor Vehicles

Lynn Franklin Henry

Valerie Friedman
Cetera Advisor Network

James Gatling Ph.D.
New Opportunities, Inc.

Kathryn Luria
Webster Bank

Allison Messier

James O'Rourke
Greater Waterbury YMCA

Michael Regan
G.S. Regan Associates, Inc.

Mary Rosengrant Chiappalone
Biondi & Rosengrant, L.L.C.

M. Catherine Smith

Kevin Taylor
Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury

Lynn Ward
Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce

Domenico Zaino
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey, LLP

Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D.
NVCC President

Waldemar Kostrzewa
NVCC Dean of Community Engagement

Michael Labet
NVCC Faculty Representative

Sydney Voghel-Ochs
NVCC Director of Community Engagement

Samantha Fernandes
NVCC student representative