BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Since its inception, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Trust Fund has extended it's reach to hundreds of scholars thanks in large part to its dedicated group of volunteer Board Members.  The current board has combined over 120  years of service to the organization with tenure ranging from 47 years to under one year.

PRESIDENT
James E. Mitchell, PhD

Superintendent

Groton Public Schools, Retired

VICE PRESIDENT
Birse Timmons
Branch Manager, ISR Advance Center, Naval Undersea Warfare Systems
RECORDING SECRETARY

Carmita Hodge

6-12 Curriculumn Coordinator - Humanities and Teacher, 

Groton Public Schools

CORRESPONDING/ FINANCIAL SECRETARY
Rachelle Aekins
Quality Engineer, Flex
TRUSTEE
Donetta Hodge

Compliance Officer

Sonalysts, Inc., Retired

 

 

TRUSTEE
Andrea Ackerman, EdD
Principal, Cutler Middle School, Retired
TRUSTEE
Christine Conley
Attorney, Embry Neusner Arscott & Shafner, LLC
TRUSTEE
Joe Garcia
Engineering Supervisor, General Dynamics Electric Boat
TRUSTEE
Michael Shapiro
Attorney, Founding Member
TRUSTEE
Henry Kydd
Assistant Principal, East Lyme High School
TRUSTEE
Marie Carmenati
Vice President/ Retail Lending Underwiritng Manager, 
Chelsea Groton Bank
TRUSTEE
Megan Gilbert
Vice President, 
Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut

Emeriti Board Members

Dr. David Blackwell, Director, Safety Sciences, Pfizer, Inc.

Jane Lassen Bobruff, Community Volunteer

Ulysses B. Hammond, Vice President of Administration, Connecticut College

Reid MacCluggage, Editor & Publisher, The Day, Retired

Marge Poulios, Regional Manager, VP, Chelsea Groton Bank, Retired

Verna Swann, Patient Relations Manager, L+M Hospital, Retired

James R. Vest, D.D.S., Retired

Ronald Williams, VP, MetLife Auto/Home, Retired

Marilyn Percy, United Technologies Corporation, Retired

Mary Jane McLaughlin, Interim Co-President, Mitchell College

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