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Board of Directors

MICHELLE PUZZO, PRESIDENT
Michelle graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1998 with her BS in Physical Therapy. She has worked as a Physical Therapist in outpatient clinics and for the last 8 years in homecare. Michelle has developed a passion to write and is inspired by her two boys, Oliver and Finnigan and recently released 2 children’s books. She has combined her passions and created UR Community Cares, Inc. to help others and make community’s better. She feels driven to bring people together to enrich their lives.
CAROLINA ABED, SECRETARY
Carolina graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2005 with a BS in Finance. Currently a Coldwell Banker Realtor serving clients in Central Connecticut. Previously lead a diversity education non-profit as Director of Community Affairs focused on fund raising, strategic planning, and community outreach. Her passion projects are aimed at promoting educational equity to reduce the social-economic disparity in Connecticut.
MCCANN BIRMINGHAM, TREASURER
M.D. graduated from the University of Connecticut with his BS in Sociology and received his MS at University of New Haven in the School of Education. Entrepreneur: IP Portfolio is not limited to Inventor of US and International Patents, Writer as independently published, Founder, Humanitarian of Eternal Optimism, and other ventures applicable to the global community.

Advisory Board

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.
KARLA VINCE
Karla has her BS in Sociology and Applied Human Services Relation and an Associates Degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She currently works as the Community Relations Liaison at Visiting Nurse and Health Services of Connecticut. She is on the Tolland County Chamber, Pastoral Relations Committee Member at her church, President/VP of Business Networking International Coventry Chapter 2014-2019.
Maggie Koosa
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.

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