Katherine began her career in corporate banking in New York City and has held senior management positions in sales and financial marketing and communications. With a burning desire to concentrate her efforts on more humanitarian issues, Katherine shifted her energies to the non-profit sector in 2001 and joined the Fairfield County Community Foundation, where she spearheaded their development efforts. Katherine joined The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame in September 2005, as the Director of Development and Community Relations, and has served as the Executive Director since May 2006.
Katherine brings an interesting synergy of many disciplines to the Executive Director position: fundraising and new business development, firsthand knowledge and understanding of the investment and financial worlds, expertise in Women's History and an unwavering commitment to programming around women's issues.
Katherine holds a B.A. in History from Salem College and an M.A. in Women’s Studies, with a concentration in Women’s History, from Southern Connecticut State University, where she has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Women’s Studies. She is a native Virginian who has made Connecticut her home for more than 25 years. Katherine lives in Guilford, Conn., with her husband. She has two children who live in Manhattan and work in publishing and investment banking.
Director of Development
Mickey Orkin, Director of Development, brings more than 20 years of experience working in development for non-profit organizations. Her expertise in corporate and foundation relations was honed in lead positions at the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Governor’s Prevention Partnership. At the Center for Children’s Advocacy, Mickey focused her efforts on donor relations and event management. Drawing from a first career in education, Mickey has coordinated projects for numerous groups to strengthen organizations.
Mickey’s enthusiasm and strategic focus drive a desire to make a difference and build relationships and community. Her interest in connecting with a wide variety of people generates openness for new experiences and for learning about a range of issues, especially those promoting education, health and quality of life for women and children.
Mickey holds a B.S. in English Education from Boston University and an M.S. in Counseling from Central Connecticut State University. Currently she and her husband Mitch live in West Hartford and enjoy visiting their daughter working in New York City and son working in Washington, D.C. Mickey enjoys practicing yoga, cross country skiing, poetry, baking and learning how to better care for her roses.
Senior Manager, Administration and Programming
Bambi Mroz brings 10 years of teaching and publishing experience to the CT Women's Hall of Fame along with a passion for public history programming. Originally from Indiana, Bambi migrated to Connecticut to pursue graduate studies in French at the University of Connecticut, where she also taught French language, literature and culture. During that time she also worked as an editorial assistant for an international French studies journal edited at UConn. After leaving graduate school, Bambi entered the business world, working as office manager for a busy commercial sign and graphics company. Coming to the CWHF fulfills her desire to work in the non-profit sector.
Bambi holds a B.A. in French Education from Anderson University and an M.A. in French & Francophone Studies from the University of Connecticut. She has also completed all coursework toward a Ph.D. in French & Francophone Studies, with a focus on 20th-century French theatre.
A resident of Manchester, where she lives with her husband Matt, she is an active member of her church community, where she coordinates women's programming. She also enjoys travelling, knitting, spending time with nieces and nephews and entertaining friends.
Tina's past experience has been in the banking and computer industry. Her interest in working with non-profit organizations increased after working for a grant-funded children's mental health intervention program. A California, Tina has come to Connecticut by way of Washington, D.C., and Long Island and has been on the East Coast for 26 years now. Her Bachelor's degree is in Management Science, with minors in International Relations and Chinese Studies from the University of California at San Diego. Christina enjoys spending time with her family, reading, playing tennis, and golf.
Danielle Eadevito graduated cum laude from Albertus Magnus College with a B.A. in Social Science and a minor in Sociology. Danielle has a passion for education, literature, and organization which has led to her current academic path as a student in the Information and Library Science Graduate program at Southern Connecticut State University. Danielle is a member of the Connecticut Library Association, the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society which recognizes the academic achievements of adult continuing education students, and the Kappa Gamma Pi National Catholic Honor Society.
Danielle and her husband Chris reside in Branford, Connecticut with their two sons. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys traveling, staying active, spending time with her family and friends, and attending her children’s sporting events.