BOE Members

May
27

Dr. James Shmerling

James E. Shmerling is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, a nationally recognized leader for driving innovation in pediatrics and cutting-edge pediatric research. Connecticut Children’s serves as the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children. For over four decades, Dr. Shmerling has served in management roles […]

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May
27

Yvette Bello

Yvette Bello is a first-generation Mexican American who was born and raised in Hartford.  She is a veteran of the Connecticut Army National Guard and holds a Masters Degrees in Business Administration, a Masters Degree in Business Management and a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College. Yvette currently works as a Senior […]

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May
26

Rev. AJ Johnson

Rev. AJ Johnson is a faith-influenced voice for urban resurgence and revival and a pace-setting champion for justice and community-wide uplift. As a trailblazer, Johnson leads The Urban Hope Refuge Church, an influential church where passionate worship and community activism meet in Hartford, Connecticut. Johnson works at the Center For Leadership and Justice as a […]

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Jun
22

David R. Jimenez

David R. Jimenez is a Principal in the Hartford, Connecticut office of the national law firm, Jackson Lewis PC, and is the Co-Chair of firm’s Corporate Governance & Internal Investigations Practice Group. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, he was the Vice President of Employee Relations and Associate General Counsel of The Hartford Insurance Group, a global multi-line insurance company. Mr. […]

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Dec
05

Philip Rigueur

Philip Rigueur is Head of Transformative Markets Sales Effectiveness and Distribution for CVS Health/Aetna focused on transforming healthcare for patients by providing solutions for more affordable, high quality health care. As a sales executive, Phil has held leadership positions in sales management, strategy and product development for Aetna for the past 13 years. Throughout his […]

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Feb
27

Julio Flores

Julio Flores is the parent of two boys in Hartford Public Schools. He has served on the School Governance Councils of two schools in Hartford. Previously, he served on the boards of several non-profit organizations. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Banking and Finance from Adelphi University and a Bachelor of Business […]

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Feb
27

Juan M. Hernandez

Juan M. Hernandez has been the Director of the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of New Haven since September of 2016 where he advocates for under-represented students, educates the campus community on issues of identity, diversity and inclusion, and facilitates interaction between diverse groups of students within an environment that respects […]

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Feb
27

Kimberly D. Oliver, Second Vice Chair

Kim Oliver was born, raised, and is currently a resident of the North End of Hartford. She is a proud graduate of Hartford Public Schools and received her Bachelor of Art degree in Economics from Yale University and a Master degree in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Kim has a deep commitment to Hartford […]

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