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Board of Directors

MICHELLE PUZZO, PRESIDENT
Michelle graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1998 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. She has worked as a Physical Therapist in outpatient clinics and for the last eight years in homecare. Michelle has developed a passion for writing and is inspired by her two boys, Oliver and Finnigan, who are featured in her two recently released children’s books. She has combined her passions and created UR Community Cares, Inc. to help others and make communities better. She feels driven to bring people together to enrich their lives.
Jayna Velez, SECRETARY
Jayna Velez-Molina is an immigration attorney at J. Molina Immigration Law LLC., she’s dedicated exclusively to practicing United States Immigration Law. She comprehends the legal complexities of the Immigration system, as well as the personal challenges many face with the immigration process. Attorney Velez-Molina’s mission is to educate and guide you through this process with integrity, compassion, and positive results. La Abogada Velez-Molina Habla Español.
MCCANN BIRMINGHAM, TREASURER
M.D. graduated from the University of Connecticut with his B.S. in Sociology and received his M.S.from the University of New Haven’s School of Education. He is an entrepreneur and inventor, with an intellectual property portfolio of U.S. and international patents He is an independently published writer, founder of Humanitarian of Eternal Optimism, and other ventures applicable to the global community.

Advisory Board

Donna Powell
Donna Powell
Donna Powell advises us on engagement strategy and implementation. She is founder and president of YCommunic8, LLC, a strategic communications practice supporting Connecticut-based businesses, sustainable tech start-ups and organizations with missions of inclusion and healthy aging. She holds a B.A. in Consumer Behavior from the University of Connecticut and volunteers with Masonicare Hospice, Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Manchester Community Services Council.
Eileen Faust
Eileen received her B.S. in Sociology and her M.A. in Human Development/Gerontology. She currently works as the Director of the Senior Center in Manchester, CT. She is a staff liaison for Town of Manchester w/ Elderly Services Committee and was on the Friends of the East Hartford Senior Center BOD from 2004-2007.
Maggie Kossa
Maggie went to Merrimack College and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and she graduated from the University of Phoenix with her Master’s in Curriculum and Design. She is the CEO of The Alchemists, Your Wealth Concierge. She is on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club in Northern RI, enjoys Volunteering and playing competitive sports.
Eric Blumenthal

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