Experienced Leaders at the Helm of Valley Community Foundation Board

Nancy Valentine to serve as VCF board chair, Aleta Miner to serve as vice chair for 2023; new member Mark Goumas appointed.

Left to right: Nancy Valentine, Aleta Miner.

The Valley Community Foundation (VCF) announced the appointment of Nancy Valentine as the new chair of its Board of Directors. Valentine, who has a long history of public service and was mayor of Ansonia from 1995-1999, succeeds Jack Walsh.

Aleta Miner, who has worked for the Shelton Economic Development Corporation since 1994, serves as vice chair.

In addition to Valentine’s appointment, the board appointed Mark Goumas as a new member. An experienced civic leader, Goumas is a retired executive from Sikorsky, United Technologies and Lockheed Martin. Retiring board members include Jennifer Magri and Diane Stroman.

The Valley Community Foundation is governed by knowledgeable, civic-minded citizens. VCF's affiliation with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven allows VCF's board to focus on leadership and development. The Board of Directors plays a major role in setting strategy, community leadership, and awarding grants.