Nancy has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Community Health (FCH) since February 2004. In this role, Nancy oversees FCH’s grantmaking, policy advancement, and communications. She brings to the role a deep knowledge of health care systems, health education, and the unique challenges and opportunities experienced by small place-based nonprofits. Before joining the foundation, she served as the Executive Director of the Northwestern Connecticut AIDS Project for 12 years, an HIV/AIDS service organization serving Litchfield County, CT.
A committed advocate, Nancy’s early career took her to California and the Philippines, as a health educator and director of an orphanage. In California, Nancy worked alongside refugee Vietnamese and Cambodian parents and families to develop outreach and parent education programs and created of the first HIV/AIDS education and prevention program for the Mexican American population in Santa Clara County. In the Philippines, Nancy directed the field operations for the International Alliance for Children, an organization based in both Connecticut and Manila. In her capacity, she managed a home for abandoned, orphaned, and neglected children with a variety of physical and emotional problems.
Nancy has served on various regional and statewide commissions and consortiums over the past 30 years and is currently a Member of the Connecticut Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, Equity & Opportunity. From 2022-2023 she served on the State of Connecticut’s Certificate of Need (CON) Taskforce, which was directed to study and make recommendations to the Office of Health Strategy to improve the state’s CON process; a critical regulatory process between the state and healthcare providers that are seeking to make major changes.
Nancy received a certification in non-profit management from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Public Health in Community Health Education from San Jose State University, and a BA in Government and Law from Lafayette College. She is a long-term member of the American Public Health Association.