Kathleen Reilly

Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

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rban League of Greater Hartford is an affiliate of the National Urban League, whose mission is to reduce economic disparities in our communities through programs, services and educational opportunities. Founded in 1964, the Urban League is a community based, not-for-profit organization.

Interim President and CEO Kathy Reilly has been a member of the Urban League of Greater Hartford team for more than 20 years, serving the League as teacher, program manager and director of Community Education, Youth Development, and Workforce Development Departments. Kathy has also served as a grant writer for the League for more than 15 years, earning millions of dollars in grants for nearly all Urban League departments and programs, benefiting the Greater Hartford community. Kathy is a Connecticut certified teacher and has taught for the U.S. Peace Corps in West Africa, as well as for several school districts in Greater Hartford. Kathy is committed to the Urban League’s mission to reduce economic disparities in our community and is grateful for the opportunity to serve as Interim President and CEO of this vital organization.

2018-2019 Executive Committee Officers

Board Chair
Paul Dworkin, MD
Executive Vice President of Community Child Health
Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Vice Chair
Nicole Hughey
2nd Vice President | Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion
Travelers


Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair 
Earl Exum 
Vice President,  Transactional Aftermarket
Pratt & Whitney- UTC

Secretary
Siobhan Wright
Director of Sales l Northeast District
UPS


2018-2019 Board of Directors

Stanley Battle, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the MSW Program in the Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice
University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut

Claudio Borea
Co-Founder
Smart Cap Innovations, LLC

Janice Castle
Director of Community Engagement
Hartford Mayor's Office

Kathleen Reilly
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Urban League of Greater Hartford

Christopher H. Comey, M.D.
Chair, Surgery
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Shornda H. Cadore
Sr. Director | Supply Management
Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies Company

Julie Drouin 
Director, Finance and Budget
Hartford Hospital 

Paul Dworkin, MD 
Executive Vice President of Community Child Health
Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Earl Exum
Vice President, Transactional  Aftermarket
Pratt & Whitney- UTC

Brian Foley
Retired, Deputy Chief
Hartford Police Department

Nicole Hughey
2nd Vice President | Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion
Travelers

Michael Parker
Regional Senior Vice President
Comcast

Edwin Shirley
Partner
Fairview Capital Partners 

Siobhan Wright
Director of Sales l Northeast District
UPS

Angela Woods
Director Corporate Outreach
ESPN

Urban League Staff

Administration 

Kathleen Reilly

Interim President & Chief Executive Officer

Blum Shapiro
Financial Management

Karol Jimenez

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO and Board Liaison

Genene Rosa

Receptionist / Intake

Adult and Community Education

Jason Hewitt

Adult Education Teacher

Veronica Williams
Data Entry Clerk

Taquonda Woodson
Outreach Specialist Healthy Start


Youth Development and Workfoce Development

Yvonne Matthews

Workforce Manager

Kyrinda Richardson

Youth Development Manager

Derrick Seldon

Youth Development Specialist

Adrian Nelson
Youth Development Coordinator

Sade Blocker
Program Facilitator/ AVHS Coordinator

Economic Empowerment

Lois Stevenson

Consultant & Grant Writer

Val-Gene Gripes

Program Manager 

Hazel Joseph

Senior Housing Counselor