Board of Directors

The A Better Chance Board of Directors is a dedicated group of community volunteers responsible for monitoring all of the activities of the ABC House and ensuring financial and community support for the program. Through committees, these volunteer Board members select the scholars and program staff, raise funds to support the program, and provide academic and personal counsel and maintain the residence.

Robert PearcePresident
Ann ProwdaVice-President
Linda SchofieldSecretary
Barry JacobsonTreasurer
Pradeep BajajFundraising
Cathy BartellPublicity
Ken BraselStudent Affairs
Jay DevivoFundraising
Pat DrydenStudent Affairs
Sheri EklundChair, Fundraising
Susan Gravitch-SmithHouse and Van
Wendy HelmkampChair, Student Selection
Greg WilliamsChair, College Selection
Jacqueline PetrellaSimsbury High School Faculty Liaison
Susan SizerChair, Host Families
Hal SizerChair, Host Families
Tina SteenStudent Affairs
Neil SullivanSimsbury High School Principal, Ex Officio
Jeff TindallChair, Student Affairs
Joe TownsleyStudent Affairs
Sally Ames VaillancourtStudent Selection
Liz KeppelFundraising