This spring, two of our own from Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence’s Board of Directors were honored for their community service and exemplary leadership.
Business leader and change-maker Mary Farrell, Chief Corporate Officer at Mintz & Hoke and President of The Alliance Board of Directors, was honored by Duncaster Retirement Communities as one of Connecticut’s 60 Over 60 class of 2018. Under Mary’s direction, Mintz & Hoke branded Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, fought the AIDS epidemic and stigma, encouraged the use of seatbelts, and helped to change attitudes about Special Olympians. Mary has been on the Board at The Alliance for twenty-five years where her commitment to public health and social welfare has helped us flourish.
Joe Barber, Treasurer of the Board of Directors at The Alliance, and Director of Community Service and Civic Engagement at Trinity College, received the Trustee Award for Staff Excellence at Trinity’s Commencement on May 20, 2018. Joe has been in student affairs at Trinity College for more than twenty-one years and has led students to bridge the divide between the college and the city of Hartford. He is known for his commitment to empowering students and helping student-led organizations focused on improving their local communities. As a proud Hartford resident and homeowner, Joe is also a founding member of the Frog Hollow Neighborhood Revitalization Zone and serves on the board of Night Fall.
The Alliance board members and staff are so proud of Joe’s outstanding service to Trinity College and the city of Hartford; and of Mary’s leadership in helping to make sexual violence a public health issue, and using her public relations skill set to advance social justice throughout Connecticut. Congratulations to you both!