Hartford Foundation Announces Executive Management Institute Class of 2020

The Hartford Foundation is proud to announce the graduating class of our 2020 Nonprofit Support Program Executive Management Institute. This 10-month program for executive directors of Hartford area nonprofits provides a comprehensive overview of key management and leadership issues that these leaders face and helps provide the skills and knowledge required to manage and lead, especially in challenging times.

This was a unique year for the program, as COVID-19 hit just as the EMI was due to begin.  To their credit, every single participant wholeheartedly expressed the desire to move forward with the program, and stated that the program and its network of peers was needed even more given the challenges of the current time.

Executive Management Institute Graduates:

  • Jane Banks, South Park Inn
  • Patrick Doyle, Knox, Inc.
  • Tekisha Everette, Health Equity Solutions
  • Erica Fearn, Auer Farm
  • Karla Fortunado, CT Council for Philanthropy
  • Mary-Jane Foster, Hartford Interval House
  • Vicki Gallon-Clark, Blue Hills Civic Association
  • Tressa Giordano, AHM Youth & Family Services
  • Robin Lamott Sparks, End Hunger Connecticut
  • Sherry Linton-Massiah, Integrated Health Services
  • David McGuire, ACLU of Connecticut
  • Patrick McMahon, Connecticut Main Street Center
  • Brandon Nappi, Copper Beach Institute
  • Debbie Reed, New England Air Museum
  • Laura Settlemyer, Hartford Land Bank
  • Sarah Thrall, Rebuilding Together Hartford
  • Andrea Williams, ConnectiKids

Congratulations to all of our graduates! We are so proud of the dedication and hard work you put into this program and are looking forward to seeing you grow even further in your roles.

For questions about the Executive Management Institute or any other Nonprofit Support Program offerings, please contact Meher Shulman, associate director, at 860-548-1888 x1047 or mshulman@hfpg.org.