Samantha Gonzalez

Samantha Gonzalez

Samantha Gonzalez

Manchester Community College

Samantha Gonzalez

Samantha Gonzalez is an Associate Professor at Manchester Community College where she teaches courses in Communication and co-coordinates the General Studies degree program and oversees the College and Career Success courses. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communication from Southern Connecticut State University, a Master’s degree in Communication from the University of Hartford, and is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut. She has spent the last twenty years working in higher education in both public and private institutions.
Samantha has a deep history in South Windsor having grown up in town and was pleased to join the Chamber in 2016. Since her appointment, she joined the planning committee for the Greater Hartford Women’s Conference which she Chaired in 2018, 2019, and 2021 as well as the committee for the annual Restaurant Crawl. Samantha resides in town with her husband of twenty-five years, Michael, a former South Windsor Board of Education member, and her three children.

Benjamyn Frye

Benjamyn Frye

Benjamyn Frye

Skyline Financial Federal Credit Union

Benjamyn Frye

Benjamyn Frye is the Chief Operating Officer at Skyline Financial Federal Credit Union. He is an experienced banking leader with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Benjamyn offers a full banking relationship—from deposits to loans to business needs—to help his customers achieve their financial goals. Just like his customers, Benjamyn is passionate about helping his community thrive. He has previously worked with the Salvation Army, Junior Achievement, and was a campaign chair on the United Way board.

Liliana Serrano Rojas

Liliana Serrano Rojas

Liliana Serrano Rojas

Innomarket Innovative Solutions

Liliana Serrano Rojas

Liliana is a professional with over 15 years experience in Strategic  Marketing, Communication, Sales and Organization of Events and Conventions.

Her commitment to clients includes the creative development of their ideas  to the complete  implementation of their projects.

She has worked in companies specialized in City Marketing and Political marketing,  for both the private and public sectors.

Lili currently works as Director of City Marketing and Strategic Marketing at Innomarket Innovative Solutions LLC.

She is a Mother, a professional, an entrepreneur, a dreamer, but most of all she is  a doer.

Gladys Ortiz

Gladys Ortiz

Gladys Ortiz

The GO Affect

Gladys Ortiz

Gladys Ortiz is the CEO and founder of The GO Affect, a proud latina and mother of 3 beautiful children located in Connecticut.

I pride myself in helping women and men thrive in their everyday lives. I very am fortunate to be an expert in my field for the past 20 years and hold numerous certifications in Leadership and Coaching.

It is important for me to build solid connections while continuing to grow existing relationships, this is something that takes time and requires a great deal of trust.

I am passionate about helping my people work through the mind drama that hinders them from taking action.

Vasanth Kainkaryam

Vasanth Kainkaryam

4 Elements Direct Primary Care & Wellness Space

Vasanth Kainkaryam

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.

Colleen Sullivan

Colleen Sullivan

SW Physical Therapy Plus

Past President

Colleen Sullivan

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.