Carol A. Blanks has resided in West Hartford since 1996; she lives with her husband Charles, and three daughters, Channen, a Conard graduate, and Cynthia and Kaye, currently juniors at Conard. She is a past PTO member and parent volunteer at Charter Oak International Academy, at Florence E. Smith STEM School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and at Sedgwick Middle School; and is a present PTO member at Conard High School. She has served as a member of the West Hartford Democratic Town Committee, a Commissioner for the State of Connecticut Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission, a former coach for WHGBL minor division and junior division, a former tutor for the ConnectiKids Tutorial Program, and is a member of St. Monica’s Episcopal Church.
Ms. Blanks earned her MPA at the University of Hartford, her BS at Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California, as well as her AA in Respiratory Therapy (St. Mary’s). Ms. Blanks is employed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health as a Program Director for the Connecticut Early Detection and Prevention Program, a cancer screening program that provides screening, diagnostic testing, and treatment services for income eligible women who are un-insured and under-insured. She has been a member of 1199/SEIU for over twenty years and a former union delegate.