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Orange Resident Named to Kennedy Center Board

The Kennedy Center, headquartered in Trumbull, recently announced the election of new officers and board members, including a new board member from Orange.  The following incoming officers are serving on the Board of Directors:  Michele Macauda of Monroe, Chair, retired from AT&T as the Senior Vice President for Business & Network Solutions IT; Brian Csizmadia of Trumbull, Vice Chair, Director of Human Resources at Aquarion Water Company; Peter Gavey of Fairfield, Treasurer, a general partner with Goodnow Investment Group, LLC; and Mary G. Brown of Bridgeport, Secretary, who is a retired Bridgeport Central High School mathematics teacher.

Six area professionals starting new three-year board terms include:  Paul Broadie II, Ph.D, of Orange, President of Housatonic Community College; Mark Herron of Fairfield, Corporate Chief Marketing Officer at People’s United Bank; Karen Guckert Kaiser of Fairfield, Director of Development at the Egan School of Nursing Health Studies at Fairfield University, Michael LaVelle, Esq. of Fairfield, a partner in the law firm of Pullman & Comley, LLC, Leah Palmer of Trumbull, a consumer of The Kennedy Center since 1994, and Robert D. Scinto of Fairfield, Chairman of R.D. Scinto, Inc.

Paul Broadie II, Ph.D. of Orange, became the president of Housatonic Community College in 2015; with 24 years of prior experience in higher education at SUNY colleges and a private college.  His record of achievements includes the expansion of programs and services, the introduction of innovative technology, programming and services, leadership involvement with multiple capital building projects totaling approximately $97 million.  Dr. Broadie has experience in Academic Affairs, Student Services, and Continuing and Professional Education.  He is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and American College Personnel Association.  He serves as a member of the following Honor Societies:  Delta-Mu-Delta National Business Honor Society, Alpha Chi National Honor Society and Psi Kappa Psi Honor Society.  Dr. Broadie also serves on the boards of Bridgeport Higher Education Alliance, Bridgeport Public Education Fund, Bridgeport Regional Business Council, Phi Theta Kappa Advisory Board, United Way of Fairfield Coastal County, The WorkPlace, Inc., and Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders (BCYL).  Dr. Broadie received his Ph.D. from Colorado State University, M.B.A. from Long Island University and his B.S. in Business Administration from Mercy College.

The Kennedy Center, founded in 1951, is an internationally accredited, non-profit, community-based rehabilitation organization that currently serves 2,000 individuals annually.  The agency actively responds to the needs of the community by offering innovative, comprehensive service options to persons with disabilities and special needs, from birth to senior years.  The Kennedy Center operates 30 community experience programs, 16 group homes, an industries program composed of six businesses, supported and competitive employment and job placement services, a family support and respite service, travel training, and a variety of children’s programs.  Visit for more information.

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