Board of Directors

The New Haven Road Race is governed by a Board of Directors. This board is comprised of leaders from the business, governmental, medical and running communities. They meet periodically throughout the year and weekly in the summer months. Each member is responsible for a specific aspect of the race and donates significant hours at board meetings, race functions and committees. Without the dedication of these people the race would not be possible.

Race Director
John Bysiewicz has been the Race Director since 1989. His company, JB Sports, has directed road races full-time for nearly 30 years. John and his team, including Maggie Fitter & Jody Damsky, have helped improve the event and increase participation each year.

The William & Mary M.B.A. graduate directs many of New England’s largest races. He has run 8:56 for 2 miles and 2:22 for the marathon.

Board Members

Christina Acampora, Faxon Law Group

Laura Altshul

Frank Alvarado, United States Small Business Adminstration

Carl Babb

Jimmy Barone, Yale University

William Barone

Robert Bove, University of New Haven

Robert Brennan

Tevis Brunson

John Bysiewicz, JB Sports

Joshua Cohen, Day Pitney

Rick Conte

John Courtmanche, Race President

Robert Cox

Michael D’Adetta

Bob Davis

Bill Dixon

Michael Dolan, Dolan & Dolan, LLC

Alex Dunn

Ray Fair

Amy Flood

Rick Fontana

Nina Glickson, Yale University (retired)

Doug Hausladen, New Haven Dept. of Transportation

Michael Hokanson, Bankwell Bank

Mary Johnson, McKirdy Trained & Ranfone Training Systems

Alan MacDougall, University of New Haven

Margit MacDougall

Michael Medvecky, Yale Orthopaedics

Bill O’Brien

Todd Raskin, Trailblazer

Barry Rosner

Matt Santillo, Woodbridge Running Co.

Captain William Seward

James Staniewicz, New Haven Dept. of Transpotation

Melissa Stoll, Southern Connecticut State University Women’s XC Head Coach

John Tolbert, Elite Athlete Coordinator

Leah Vogel, Woodbridge Running Co.

James Whitney

Gordon Williams

Charles Winchell

Dr. Neal Zomback, Yale New Haven Hospital

Sara Zuba