Our Team
Lea’s Foundation is a 100% volunteer-managed operation with two unpaid staff members and a volunteer board of directors. It has no payroll, pays no rent, employee benefits or taxes, and conducts its affairs from a convenient downtown Hartford, CT location.

Co-Founders:
Michael G. Economos
Bess Economos

Officers:
Gary Laurito, President & Treasurer
Maria Economos, Vice-President & Secretary
David Archilla, Chairman-Board
George Economos, Vice-Chairman-Board

Board of Directors
Kevin Bingham – Deloitte
Bess Economos
Mark Espinosa – UFCW Union
Peter Finken – Travelers, Ins.
Jason Frechette – UFCW Union
Ryan Leichsenring, Atty – Robinson & Cole
Steven Norris – Wells Fargo
Andrea Oddi –Barings Real Estate Advisers LLC
Lynn Rotatori- Waste Management
David Smith – Becon, Inc.
Nicholas Stamboulis – NW Financial Network
Persefone Sticka
Robert Storm, Atty – Attorney at Law
Jaime Trajcevski – JJ Promotions
Dan Nolan- Hartford Fire Dept.
Amie Guarraia, Waterford School Systems
Kris Young
Ashley Flaherty
Melanie Kolek, Atty- Connecticut Education Association
Vann Young- Telephonics
Maureen Zavatone- Morgan Stanley