Advisory Boards

Recreation Management Advisory Committee

  • Davie Cedela, V.P. of Family & Youth Development, New Canaan YMCA
  • Valerie Stolfi Collins, Executive Director, Connecticut Recreation & Parks Director
  • Paul Norris, CPRP, Director of Recreation & Leisure Services, Windsor, CT
  • Dr. Josh Medeiros, CPRP, Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, Bristol, CT
  • Alex Paluzzi, Director of Parks and Recreation, Branford, CT
  • Anna Park, Recreation Supervisor, Glastonbury Parks and Recreation
  • Felicia Shashinka, Coordinator of Community Recreation, New Haven Parks, Recreation, & Trees
  • Martin Torresquintero, Outdoor Adventure Coordinator, New Haven Haven Parks, Recreation, and Trees
  • Kourtney Costello, Undergraduate Student

Therapeutic Recreation Advisory Committee

  • Terri Larson, C.T.R.S., Therapeutic Recreation Manager, Hospital for Special Care
  • Kylee Warden, C.T.R.S., Senior Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Hospital for Special Care
  • Jim Shea, MS, C.T.R.S Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services, Bridgeport Hospital
  • Angie Fields, C.T.R.S, Apple Rehabilitation
  • Amanda McQuaid, C.T.R.S, Director of Recreation & Guest Services, St. Joseph’s Manor
  • Ron Hammond, MS, C.T.R.S, Supervisor of Therapeutic Recreation, West Haven Veteran’s Affairs
  • Karen Lamy, C.T.R.S, Therapeutic Program Manager, Yale New Haven Child Psychiatry
  • Mary Wolak, C.T.R.S, Supervisor of Therapeutic Recreation, Connecticut Valley Hospital, DMHAS
  • Steve Fredette, MS, C.T.R.S, Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator, Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital
  • Sage Hodja, MS, C.T.R.S., Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital
  • Sandra MacMillan, CTRS, CBIS, Gaylord Hospital
  • Kathryn Butler, MEd, CTRS, Gaylord Hospital
  • Patricia Paugus, MS, CTRS, Adjunct Faculty
  • Tyler Rodgers, Undergraduate Student

Sport Management Advisory Board

The SCSU Sport Management Advisory Board is comprised of a notable group of sport professionals. The advisory board contributes to our overall vision of achieving excellence in sport management education. This esteemed group of sport industry professionals and practitioners provides an inner circle of advisors and supporters for the SCSU Sport Management program. The board provides input and guidance related to the program’s curriculum, student internships, employment opportunities, curriculum development and classroom instruction. It champions the program to prospective supporters, students, sport business colleagues, and the sport community.

  • Pam Batalis – Vice President, College Sports & Local Market Sponsorships - Wells Fargo
  • Tom Chiappetta - Executive Director, Fairfield County Sports Commission
  • Brent Colborne -Director of Programming & Acquisitions, ESPN
  • Joe Favorito – Sports Marketing PR Professional, former Vice President Public Relations NY Knicks
  • Dr. Ted Fay- Professor of Sport Management, SUNY Cortland
  • Joe Franco ‘79 – President, Franco Associates Career Development Specialists
  • Kevin Gilbride ‘74- Head Coach & General Manager, XFL NY/NJ Franchise former NFL Head Coach
  • Amy & Jamie Skiles – Senior Vice President Business Development & Client Services, Phoenix Design Works –President & Creative Director, Phoenix Design Works
  • Dr. Donna Lopiano ‘68 – President, Sport Management Resources, former CEO Women’s Sports Foundation
  • Ronnie Nunn – Former NBA Referee and Director of Officials
  • Jim O'Connor – Vice President Collegiate Travel, Anthony Travel
  • Mike Palisi – Executive Vice President for Collegiate Services, Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment
  • Dave Tiedemann – Head PGA Professional, Shelter Harbor Golf Club