Thomas Cooke is Professor Emeritus of Geography and Demography at the University of Connecticut. He is a Fulbright Scholar (spent at the University of Groningen) and the recipient of the Research Excellence Award in Population Geography by the American Association of Geographers. Prof. Cooke has held visiting positions at Queen's University in the UK, the University of St Andrews, and the University of Amsterdam.
At the University of Connecticut, he directed the University of Connecticut's Urban Studies program, the Center for Population Research, and Connecticut's US Census Data Center. Before arriving at UConn in 1994, Tom spent two years as an applied demographer at the Polis Center in Indianapolis. At Polis, he played a vital role in developing SAVI, now the nation's largest and most comprehensive community information system.
Thomas completed his Ph.D. in Geography at Indiana University in 1993 with a minor in Economics and specializations in Demography, Econometrics, Spatial Analysis, Migration, and Urban Studies. His MA (Indiana University, Geography, 1988) and BA (The Ohio State University, Geography, 1986) degrees focused on Russian and Soviet Studies.
Bilal Sekou is an associate professor of politics and government at the University of Hartford. He teaches American National Government, How to Change the World, and Urban Politics.
Aziz Dehkan, Executive Director, CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs
Joelyn Leon, Political Director, Connecticut AFL-CIO
Josh Pawelek, M.Div. Minister, Unitarian Universalist Society
Stephen Adair, Professor, Central Connecticut State University
Jason Diaz, President, Hartford Fire Fighters Association, Local 760
Puya Gerami, Director, Recovery for All CT
David Golub, Partner, Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
Jonathan Gonzalez-Cruz, Connecticut Citizens Action Group
Keri Hoehne, Executive Vice President United Food and Commercial Workers Local 371
Jennifer Klein, Professor, Yale University
Dan Livingston, Partner, Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meikeljohn & Kelly, P.C.
Bette Marafino, President, CT Alliance of Retired Americans
Daniel Martinez HoSang, Professor, Yale University
Rick Melita, Board Secretary
Pastor Rodney Wade, Lead Pastor, Long Hill Bible Church
Don Williams, Executive Director, Connecticut Education Association