Board of Directors

Elaine Rubinson, Executive Director

Elaine has worked as a self-employed attorney focusing on dissolutions and custody issues since 2006. Prior to this she was employed as an associate at Cahill Law Offices from 1992-2006. Elaine earned a B.A. from Hunter College in 1972, a M.A. in Education from Hunter College in 1975, a M.S.W. from New York University in 1980, a Certificate in Family Therapy from Smith College in 1982, a J.D. from Quinnipiac Law School in 1990 and took classes in the MBA program at UCONN from 2009 until 2011.

Alexandra Helen R. Briggs Kling, Secretary

Alexandra is currently a corporate associate at a law firm in New York City where she has worked since April 2014. She earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2011 and her B.A. from Brown University in 2007.

Meryl Z. Rihn, Treasurer

Meryl currently works with the firm of Verna & Associates. Prior to this she worked for the Internal Revenue Service and other public firms. Meryl earned her B. S. at Central Connecticut State in 1977 and is currently finishing her MST at the University of New Haven. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Bryant L.R. Briggs

Bryant has worked at MasterCard in their Strategy, Corporate Development and Mergers & Acquisitions team within the worldwide finance group since August 2015. From August 2013 to August 2015, Bryant worked as an Analyst for the MasterCard Advisors Consulting business. Bryant earned his B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 2013, where he was part of the Honors program.

Ronan D. Cox

Ronan is currently a Vice President at Wells Fargo Advisors in the Private Bank of Wells Fargo where he has worked since August 2015. From November 2010 to August 2015 he worked at UBS Financial Services as Financial Advisor-Vice President and from May 2001 to November 2010 he worked at Morgan Stanley as Financial Adviser-Associate Vice President. Ronan earned his Bachelor of Commerce in Banking and Finance from the University College Dublin in 1992 and his Diploma of Legal Studies from the Dublin Institute of Technology in 1994.

Hessel G.T. Pole

Hessel is currently Co-Founder and Principal at InVested Consultants LLC, which serves the needs of independent investment advisors nationally. Previously, he worked on both the retail and institutional sides of the investment management industry, serving as Managing Director of Proctor Investment Managers LLC, VP of Institutional Sales at Atlantic Asset Management LLC and Sales Account Specialist at PIMCO Funds. Hessel graduated with Honors from Amherst College in 1995, with a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations.

Prashanth K. Prakash

Prashanth currently serves as a Vice President of Investments at Tortoise Infrastructure Partners where has worked since September 2016. Prior to that he was at Energy & Infrastructure Capital, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management and JPMorgan Chase & Co. focusing on principal investing in energy and infrastructure assets. Prashanth earned his MBA in finance and accounting from University of Rochester, and Bachelor of Engineering in electrical and electronics engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka (India).