Our Board of Directors
We are the voice of the business community within Greater South Windsor area and the premier business membership organization in our area. Each year, the The South Windsor Chamber of Commerce helps business owners expand their operations, professionals lead their organizations, and community leaders expand their reach in support of a dynamic business environment and a thriving local economy that benefits everyone. The Board of Directors helps guide the Chamber through the economic evolution of The Greater South Windsor business community.
Jennifer L. Lovett
President and CEO of Crystal Financial Insurance Services, located in South Windsor, CT
Jennifer has been an active member of the Chamber since 2005, along with serving on a variety of State boards, Commissions, and Non-profit organizations-always bringing her expertise in insurance and business to the table.
She created her business in 2006 from scratch, and has since become the leading enrollment agency for health insurance in the State of CT. In her spare time, she lobbies in Washington as a Presidential Board member of the National organization, Health Agents for America, fighting for lower health insurance premiums and reforming healthcare as we know it.
In 2011, Jennifer’s agency received the “Business Expansion Award” from the Chamber and she states her most impactful memory of the Chamber is the support she received from the members during her first couple of years in business, when her business was most vulnerable.
Vasanth Kainkaryam, MD, MS, CPE, ADS, FAAP, FACP</p> <p>
Internist / Pediatrician, Owner - 4Elements Direct Primary Care, South Windsor, CT
Vasanth Kainkaryam, MD, MS is a board-certified Internist and Pediatrician, and holds a Masters in Health Informatics. Throughout his career, he has been fortunate to have held a variety of roles as a physician, as a medical director, and as a Chief Medical Officer. He started 4 Elements Direct Primary Care to focus on what he believes is the most important aspect of health care: the doctor-patient relationship. In this innovative model, he has brought together knowledge and expertise to build a health care experience that is truly focused on the relationship with the patient, building rapport, and meeting people where they are with a holistic approach, all while understanding that health is far more complex than a list of diagnoses or drug interactions.
Innomarket Innovative Solutions LLC
Edward Jones Investments
David has been in financial services since 2013, after receiving his BS in Finance from Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia. He became a licensed financial advisor and investment advisor representative in 2016, and moved his practice to Edward Jones Investments here in South Windsor in 2019. David helps serious, long-term individual investors achieve their financial goals by understanding their needs, implementing tailored solutions, and partnering with them throughout their lives to stay on track. Whether the goal is preparing for retirement, preparing for the unexpected, preparing for future education expenses, David uses an established process to deeply understand what’s most important to his clients, and help them make the decisions that are in their best interests.
Outside of work, David loves to spend time outdoors with his wife Krystal and their twin sons, Micah and Noah.
South Windsor Physical Therapy Plus
A dedicated physical therapist, Colleen received her Masters in PT from Springfield College, MA in 1997. During her many years of professional practice Colleen has provided training in injury prevention, women’s health, post operative rehabilitation and spinal stabilization programs. Colleen opened PT Plus in South Windsor in 2006 where she maintains the highest standards of patient care. She is a provider who truly listens to her patients and provides appropriate treatment to address overall function and wellness of every individual. She prides herself in the fact that PT PLUS is a comfortable and fun environment for patients to truly thrive during their rehabilitation process. Colleen loves the outdoors and staying active. She participates in both golf and soccer leagues, as well as Boot Camp and yoga. Colleen has special manual certifications in GRASTON and Dry needling as well as training for patients with Vestibular and Post Concussive disorders.
Chief Kevin E. Cooney
South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department
Fire Chief Kevin E. Cooney is a 40-year member of the South Windsor (CT) Fire Department; all volunteer 120 member organization. He started his fire service career following his Dad’s footsteps and rose through the ranks and currently serves as Fire Chief.
In addition to serving with the South Windsor Vol. Fire Department, Kevin is a 20 year + career Fire Officer with the Manchester (CT) Fire- Rescue-EMS Department / IAFF Local 1579.
Chief Cooney is Commander Emeritus of the Connecticut Statewide Honor Guard (CTHG). He is a co-founding member of the CTHG and is still active with the organization. Kevin is also a former Commander of local Honor Guards with South Windsor and Manchester (IAFF local 1579) Fire Departments. With his Honor Guard passion, he has been active with the Foundation during the Memorial Weekends as well as local and State Memorials. Kevin is well known and respected for his long tenure of attending LODD services throughout New England supporting the families and Brothers and Sisters of our Fallen.
Chief Cooney holds numerous Officer / Instructor certifications from the CT Fire Academy, National Fire Academy and is also a Certified Fire Marshal.
Chief Cooney is active with many fire service organizations: IAFC/VCOS, served as President of the CT Fire Chief’s Association, CT Fire Department Instructors Association (past Treasurer and Secretary), Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan (former Director and Deputy Coordinator), NFA Alumni Assoc. (former CT Co-coordinator), CT IAAI, CT Fire Marshals Assoc., and many social fire related groups. He also serves on the CT Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Committee.
Locally, he was born and raised in South Windsor, attended the local public school system and absolutely loves the Community. He serves on and was past Chair of the South Windsor Irish Committee and is a member of the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce.
Kevin resides in South Windsor, CT with the love of his life, Christine, and their daughters and grandson.
Town of South Windsor
Michael Maniscalco is a native of Connecticut and a graduate from the University of South Dakota with an undergraduate degree in History and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Michael started his career as the Program Coordinator for a National Leadership grant from the White House. At the completion of the grant period he was hired as the Program Manager of the Autism Program of Illinois and was the second in command for providing services to over 20,000 families of children affected by Autism. Next, Michael was appointed Executive Director of the Logan County Economic Development Partnership where he was instrumental in the passage of the County’s Economic Development Master Plan, the recruitment of two of the Country’s largest wind farms, and an electric utility aggregation project. In 2012, Michael took over as the Town Manager for the Town of East Hampton where he served at the pleasure of the Town Council until 2019.
On July 15, 2019, Mr. Maniscalco formally took office as the Town Manager for the Town of South Windsor.
NewHeight Creative, LLC
James graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and a minor in Environmental Sustainability. He started his marketing business in 2016 to initially serve heating, plumbing, air conditioning and fuel providers throughout the country.
In 2017, James expanded and began servicing all types of clients, mostly small to mid-sized businesses. James enjoys working with people he can impact.
James joined the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce in 2018 and built the new website while working with the office staff to manage event registrations and online payments.
In addition to his time volunteering on the technology committee, First Responder’s Breakfast committee, and Holiday Social committee, James volunteers his time coaching Pee Wee hockey in Avon, Connecticut.