Board of Directors
The Witness Stones Project, Inc. Board of Directors was formed in August 2019 in order to transition from the Witness Stones Committee of the Guilford Preservation Alliance (GPA) which began in the Spring of 2017 to an independent non-profit. The Guilford Witness Stones a committee of the GPA continues the mission of the project in Guilford, CT.
State Representative Patricia Wilson Pheanious: Co-Chair, former CT State Commissioner of Social Services, JD, MSW.
Lauren Cutuli: Co-Chair, Educational and non-profit consultant.
Kevin Jennings: Vice-Chair, Exec. Dir. Lambda Legal Defense Fund, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education 2009-20011, MAT, MBA.
Rita Cote: Secretary, Retired teacher/librarian, MLS.
Grace Zimmer: Treasurer, Writer, editor, and publisher; former president, Hyland House Museum.
Susan Ruddock: Director, Retired school principal and teacher, MS, CAS.
Sylvia Gafford-Alexander: Director, Executive Program Director in the UCONN School of Social Work staffed DSS Organizational and Skill Development Department.
Courtney King Murphy: Director, Partner, Race Equity Initiative – Social Ventures Partners, CT; Director, Chief Executives for Social Purpose.
Dennis Culliton: Founder and Executive Director, retired teacher, local historian, MAT, CAGS.