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Lift UP Panelist - Carolyn Alessi

Untapped Potential highlights different panelists to give different perspectives to women who are navigating their career phases to Lift Each Other Up! One of the panelists is Carolyn Alessi, Project Director for Community Health and Well Being at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical a member of Trinity Health of New England.


Carolyn focused on family at different points in her career. She's "been there" and navigated her own way back to her caliber!


Under her portfolio of work, she provides project and leadership support for grant funded programs, the Child Injury and Fatality Reduction program, the COVID-19 Outreach Initiative, Community Health Worker program and the Hospital Violence Intervention program. Her focus is on connecting social care with clinical care for the most vulnerable underserved populations. Carolyn has been with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a Consultant for the Department of Surgery for 3 years prior to her current role. Over her career, she has worked for large global corporations Pfizer and Nestle Nutrition and has served in leadership roles at national non-profits, Alzheimer’s Association and American Diabetes Association. Last year, she was appointed by the Lt. Governor’s office as State Leader for Million Women Mentors Connecticut Chapter (MWM-CT) and recently was awarded the 2021 Trailblazers award at the Million Women Mentors Summit. MWM-CT is a network of women in STEM who are passionate about supporting young girls and women to pursue and persist in STEM. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of Massachusetts at Lowell, her MBA from Centenary University and holds certifications in Healthcare Management and Women’s Leadership from Yale SOM Executive Education programs.

She has an unusual professional journey marred with fits and starts throughout her career. She was a stay at home mom for almost seven years working part time as a volunteer for a non-profit supporting administrative duties. It was mainly to keep her sane during the infant and toddler years. She re-entered the workforce in 2010 as an Executive Admin and found herself feeling like a fish out of water. In that short break as a stay at home mom, so much had changed, technology advancements, corporate culture and of course adjusting to being a working mom. Throughout these changes and the race to try to catch up and make up for lost time, she was able to re-invent herself on many occasions over the years after hitting major disruptions in her personal life at each milestone of her career journey. She looks forward to sharing her journey in hopes of inspiring other women in transition that you can be the phoenix that rises from the ashes. Carolyn lives in Windsor, CT with her two teen daughters and two dogs. A fun tidbit about her is that she lives across the street from her identical twin sister! Grab the opportunity to learn from the panelists in a panel discussion for your best career journey experience!

Lift UP Mentor Mingle & Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 17th

7:00pm - 8:30pm

In person at DISTRICT New Haven or Virtually on Zoom




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