About NHS of New Britain

 

Meet The Team

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Daria Keyes
Director of
Community Building & Engagement

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Ed Loggins
Director of Finance

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Chris Sanders
Real Estate
Development Manager

Meet The Team

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Chris Sanders
President & CEO

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Ed Loggins
COO &
Director of Finance

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Maria Rosiello
Manager,
Housing Services

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Jim Dunn
Director
Housing Development

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Gina Teti

Property Management

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Rosa Rivera

Homeownership & Foreclosure Prevention Counselor

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Lucretia Jones

Housing Program Assistant &
Class Registrar

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, Inc. is a private, 501(c)3 designated, non-stock corporation that is run by an independent Board of Directors who live or work in the surrounding community. 
Officers


Beth W. Ghiloni-Wage, President

Beth is Associate Professor of Marketing at Central Connecticut State University. Prior to rejoining the academy, she had 25 years of corporate experience in global new market/ product development as well as partnership development with companies like eBay, Google, Amazon, Hallmark, Fujifilm and Zazzle. Her academic publications focus on women in business, SMS marketing, as well as non-profit fundraising and marketing. Beth graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with BA in Sociology and French (minor) from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.  She earned her MA and Ph.D. at the University of California in Santa Cruz.  

 

Heidi Holt, Vice President

Heidi is a life-long resident of New Britain and active in the community.   She helps firms to translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies.  She leads creative teams in adapting graphic design and analytics to produce effective marketing collateral.  She specializes in optimization of social media to marketing objectives.  Heidi studied marketing and cultural anthropology at CCSU.  She was elected Vice President of the NHSNB Board of Directors in 2020.
 

 

Gary Robinson, Secretary

 

Gary is the General Manager of Trinity on Main, a not-for-profit cultural center dedicated to the advancement of the arts, foster cultural diversity, encourage community revitalization and contribute to the economic redevelopment of downtown New Britain. Gary, now retired, is the founder (and former General Manager) of Ekris Cable Company. He is the former president of the New Britain Chamber of Commerce; President of Vision New Britain (umbrella organization to support small not-for-profit organization); and  TRIAD (an organization that supports seniors along with the NB Police Department). Additionally, Gary serves on the New Britain Institute Board of Managers, which oversees  NB Library, Youth Museum and the Industrial Museum; Chairman of the New Britain Building Commission; and Secretary of the New Britain Sister City organization. He earned his BS in Industrial Administration at the University of New Haven and his Master in Public Health (Hospital Administration) at the Yale University School of Medicine.

 

 

Additional Directors

Bridgett Feagin

Bridgett is SVP & Chief Financial​ Officer for Children's Hospital of Hartford. She joins NHSNB with more than two decades of financial experience and a proven track record of successfully managing the financial operations. She most recently held the position of CFO for three of Tenet Healthcare Corporation/Detroit Medical Center’s (DMC) seven hospitals, including Detroit Receiving, Harper University and Hutzel Women’s Hospitals.  Prior to this she held the role of CFO at United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM) in which she managed the financial health of the organization, information technology and facilities administration.  Recently, Bridgett was recognized as one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 70 African American Leaders in Healthcare to Know.
 

Dr. Talat Salama 

Talat is Professor of Construction Management at Central Connecticut State University. He has 17 years of faculty experience in the fields of Construction Management and Structural Engineering, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2017, he was awarded the Educator of the Year by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Connecticut Industry Recognition Awards. His research areas include instrumentation and testing of bridges, sustainable concrete mix design, and rehabilitation of deteriorating structures.
Dr. Salama is a Professional Engineer in the states of New Jersey and Alabama.

Manny Sandoval

 

Manny Sandoval, LMSW, works for Community Mental Health Affiliates, a nonprofit agency that works with persons affected by substance abuse, mental illness or trauma. He serves as a Social Work Clinician in the Community Outreach Program for Engagement (COPE). He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Springfield College where he graduated Cum Laude. He also holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Manny has lived in New Britain for more than 25 years. 

Scott Selmecki
 

​Scott Selmecki is Logistics Manager at The Home Depot. He has more than 25 years of experience in logistics and sales, including 10 years with the United States Army stationed in Panama.  After 14 years as a retail store manager, Scott is currently working in Supply Chain at the Rapid Deployment Center in Westfield MA.  As a Team Depot Captain through the Home Depot Foundation,  and working with Veterans Inc in Worcester, Scott completed housing projects in all 6 New England states, building and updating 100+ housing units for homeless men, women and children.  Scott earned Bachelor Degrees from Boston College in Political Science and Environmental Geoscience and an M.Ed. in Instructional Psychology from the University of Oklahoma.  

M. Kate Van Valkenburg

Kate is SVP, Senior Commercial Relationship Manager at NBT Bank. She has more than 20 years of commercial banking experience including credit underwriting and lending. She has been a Commercial Real Estate Lender for the past 13 years, financing investment real estate including construction and stabilized assets; market sectors financed include office, apartments, retail, industrial, and residential home building programs. Kate earned her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Massachusetts. She also serves on the Gifts of Love Board of Directors.


 

 
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STANDING COMMITTEES:

 

  • GOVERNANCE

  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

  • FINANCE/AUDIT

  • MISSION IMPACT

 

If you are interested in serving on our
Board of Directors or on one or more of our
Committees, please contact
Beth Ghiloni-Wage at 860-224-2433

Discussing the Numbers
NHS New Britain Board Breakdown

New Britain-Residents 

   Heidi Holt

   Gary Robinson 

   Manny Sandoval 

 

Corporate Directors

   Scott Selmecki (The Home Depot)

   M. Kate Van Valkenburg (NBT Bank)

 

Government-Affiliated Directors

   Beth W. Ghiloni-Wage, CCSU

   Talat Salama , CCSU