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Virginia H

Non-profit Management


I am a visionary leader of people, programs and processes guiding non-profits to success by harnessing the strength of diverse perspectives to deliver meaningful outcomes to underserved and underrepresented communities.
With a direct communication style and no-nonsense approach to non-profit leadership, I bring an inter-disciplinary approach to agency management and mission development. I am a highly creative problem solver able to uncover unique funding opportunities and partnerships that boost various projects toward lasting success.

Key Skills & Competencies

Strategic Planning, Federal, State, Private Donorship, Public Awareness/Branding, Industry Networking, Public Speaking/Capacity Building, Board Support and development, Inter-Agency Collaboration, Design and Development and Grant Management.

Professional Experience

The Harmonetiks Project, Harmonetiks, Westport, CT, Executive Director, 2 years
GBAPP, Bridgeport CT, Executive Director 2 years
Post University, Associate Faculty Art Department, Middlebury, CT, 8 years
Independent Non-Profit Consultant, Bethel CT, 10 years
Life Haven, Fair Haven Ct, Executive Director, 3 years
Southern CT State University, Associate Faculty for Sociology and Anthropology, 6 years
Four Corners House, New Haven, CT, Executive Director, 2 years
Danbury Health Department, Danbury CT, Director, 1 year
Alpha House, Council of Churches, Bridgeport CT, Program Director, Consultant, 1 year
Bridgeport Health Department Infant Mortality Project, Bridgeport, CT, Research Associate, 1 year

Community Experience

Volunteer, HVWS, Newtown CT, Fund Development Committee, 1 year
Volunteer, Mentorship Art Projects, Newtown Arts, 6 years
Volunteer, Post University Community Action Projects for College Students, 2 years


Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Teaching Fellowship, Anthropology Department University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Master's of Public Health Yale University, New Haven, CT
Master's of Fine Arts, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

Other Experience/Awards/Publications

Two Paradigms of Housing: Homeless Families Need More Than a Home
The Effects of Prenatal Care on Care-Seeking Behavior and Pregnancy Outcomes Among adolescents, with Virginia Cartoof, Ph.D., and Lorraine Klerman, Ph.D., Journal of Adolescent Health
Lives in public Health: YSPH Alumni Work around the world to build the foundation for a better future for all. Yale Public Health Magazine

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