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
Birse Timmons
Head, Engineering and Fleet Support Division, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
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FINANCIAL SECRETARY
Marie Carmenati
Vice President/ Retail Lending Underwiritng Manager, 
Chelsea Groton Bank
TRUSTEE
James E. Mitchell, PhD

Superintendent, Groton Public Schools, Retired

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TRUSTEE
Christine Conley
Attorney, Embry Neusner Arscott & Shafner, LLC
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TRUSTEE
Henry Kydd
Assistant Principal, East Lyme High School
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Zakkyya Williams

Coordinator Community Relations, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital

TRUSTEE
Michael Shapiro
Attorney, Founding Member
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VICE PRESIDENT
Rachelle Aekins
Quality Manager, Flex Ltd
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Andrea Ackerman, EdD
Principal, Cutler Middle School, Retired
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TRUSTEE
Joe Garcia
Manager of Engineering, Ship Control and Monitoring Systems, General Dynamics Electric Boat
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TRUSTEE
Megan Gilbert
Vice President, Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut
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Margaret Milnes
Director of Membership and Corparte Partnerships, Mystic Seaport Museum
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TRUSTEE
Lola Colette
6th Grade Language Arts Educator, Groton Public Schools
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TRUSTEE

Karen Walters, PhD

Associate Research Fellow, Pfizer Global Research and Development

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, Retired

Donetta Hodge, Compliance Officer, Sonalysts, Inc., Retired

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 Chief Human Resources Officer, Lesley University