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 previously worked for Thompson Hine LLP and prior to that for Cahill Gordon LLP as a corporate associate. 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.

Vicki Puciato

Vicki has been in the financial services industry for 30 years. She is currently the Associate Vice President and auditor for First County Bank in Stamford where she has worked since July 2007.  She is a Certified Financial Services Auditor and holds two A.S. degrees;  one in Marketing and one in Accounting. Vicki wanted to be a part of Clothes to Kids of Fairfield County because it provides such a welcoming environment in which kids can shop for their week’s wardrobe thereby reducing the stress that families in-need experience.

Mary Boehlert

Mary has been a practicing attorney since 2002 working with the B/C corporation until approximately 2012 when she  joined Henkel Corporation as an Assistant General Counsel.  Mary’s areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, corporate and business matters, marketing/advertising, real estate, import/export, contract drafting and general transactional matters. She received her J.D. cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law, receiving Distinguished Academic Achievement Awards for her work in Advanced Business Tax, Labor Law, and Trusts and Estates. Mary obtained a B.S. in Finance and an M.B.A. from the University of Bridgeport. Mary was moved by our vision that all children deserve to go to school with dignity and self-confidence to achieve academic and personal success.