CFMC Welcomes Four to 2018 Board of Directors

Please join the Community Foundation in welcoming our newest Board members!

Laura Colebank

Laura Colebank

Laura was co-owner of Tantor Media Inc., a digital audiobook publishing company. She and her husband founded the company in 2000 and sold to Recorded Books in 2014. She served eight years on the Audiobook Publishers Association Public Relations Committee to raise audiobook awareness, and the Audio Publishers Association Board for six years. Her career spanned marketing positions at First Brands Corporation and other consumer product companies. She received a B.A. in Economics and French from Duke University.

Laura joined the Community Foundation of Middlesex County Grants Committee in 2015. Her philanthropic roots stem from serving nine years as Board of Director for the Huisking Foundation, which her grandfather founded in memory of her uncle who died in WWII. While at Tantor, she and fellow employees created TantorGives, an employee giving program to support local non-profits. She has been actively involved with the Clinton PTA for the past ten years, including board member positions and is currently Vice President. In addition, she serves on the Board of Christian Education and Personnel Committee at First Church of Old Saybrook. She lives in Clinton with her husband and two teenage children.

Tom Gezo

Tom Gezo

Tom is a business consultant and project management professional. He is the founder of TGBS: TGezo Business Consulting, LLC, a consulting practice powered by project management. Tom’s specialty is putting strategy into action by working with business leaders to refine their strategy and align their organization and activities to maximize performance.

Tom holds a BS in Chemistry and a MS in Biochemistry as well as a Master’s Certificate in Project management from George Washington University. He is a Stanford Certified Project Manager and a PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Tom is active in his local chapter of PMI and has developed, delivered, and facilitated training, events, and professional development programs.

He is an avid cyclist and enjoys paddling, photography, skiing, and music – especially the Blues. Tom and his wife Evelyn live in Old Saybrook. They enjoy the many pleasures of coastal CT and being part of the welcoming small town community.

John Ivimey

John Ivimey

John Ivimey is a stockholder at Reid and Riege, P.C., where he started his practice in 1991. He received a law degree with high honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1991, a Master’s from Wesleyan University in 2001, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University in 1985.

John is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel. He currently serves as past Chair of the Estate and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. John is also a member and past president of the Central Connecticut Business and Estate Planning Council and the Greater Hartford Probate Forum, and a member of the Estate and Business Planning Council of Hartford, Inc.

John is also active locally in the town of Chester, Connecticut, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Susan Martin

Susan Martin

Susan​ ​Martin,​ ​Vice​ ​President,​ ​Finance​ ​and​ ​Treasurer,​ ​joined​ ​Middlesex​ ​Hospital​ ​in October​ ​1988​ ​as​ ​the​ ​Accounting​ ​Manager​ ​and​ ​has​ ​held​ ​various​ ​other​ ​positions​ ​within the​ ​organization​ ​including​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​Finance​ ​of​ ​Integrated​ ​Resources​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Middlesex Area,​ ​LLC​ ​and​ ​Chief​ ​Compliance​ ​Officer​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Middlesex​ ​Health​ ​System. Ms.​ ​Martin​ ​holds​ ​a​ ​master’s​ ​degree​ ​in​ ​Business​ ​Administration​ ​from​ ​the​ ​University​ ​of Hartford,​ ​and​ ​she​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Certified​ ​Public​ ​Accountant.​ ​Prior​ ​to​ ​joining​ ​Middlesex​ ​Hospital, Ms.​ ​Martin​ ​worked​ ​in​ ​Public​ ​Accounting​ ​and​ ​Manufacturing.

Susan​ ​was​ ​selected​ ​to​ ​serve​ ​as​ ​a​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Governor’s​ ​Certificate​ ​of​ ​Need Task​ ​Force.​ ​​ ​In​ ​addition,​ ​she​ ​serves​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Connecticut​ ​Hospital​ ​Association’s Subcommittee​ ​on​ ​Mental​ ​Health,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​its​ ​Committee​ ​on​ ​Hospital​ ​Finance.​ ​​ ​She​ ​is​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Board​ ​of​ ​Directors​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Medconn​ ​Collection​ ​Agency.​ ​​ ​She​ ​is​ ​also currently​ ​​ ​a​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Finance​ ​and​ ​Investment​ ​Committee​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Community Foundation​ ​of​ ​Middlesex​ ​County.

Long-Time Friends Continue To Serve

And finally, a fond thank you, but not goodbye, to two incredible members of our Board of Directors, Rich Tomc and Vin Capece. It is always difficult when a board member’s term comes to an end. Rich’s and Vin’s terms are no exception.

During Rich Tomc’s years on the board, he has served as Assistant Board Secretary and provided great leadership on the Finance & Investment Committee and the Governance Committee. Rich and his family have been ambassadors on behalf of the Community Foundation and have established three funds as well as gifted the Community Foundation – and the Middlesex County – with an incredible legacy, our home at 49 Main Street. We are grateful for Rich’s dedication and commitment and are pleased he’ll continue to serve on the Finance and Investment Committee.


Vin Capece has served as Treasurer of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Finance & Investment Committee. Vin’s business acumen and financial knowledge have helped to ensure the Community Foundation’s long-term investment strategies, both for the endowment and to our nonprofit organizations. Vin will continue serving on the Finance and Investment Committee, and we appreciate him supporting the Community Foundation’s mission of helping good people do great things.

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