February 9, 2006
Media Contact: Michelle Wade
The Board of Directors of United Way of Greater New Haven has unanimously approved the recommendation of their search committee and appointed Jack Healy to succeed Hart D. Caparulo as President and Chief Executive Officer upon her retirement in June. Healy has served United Way since 1996 as Executive Vice President with responsibility for fundraising and marketing. “Jack brings over twenty years of human service experience to this position. For the last ten years, he has worked with Hart and the Board of Directors to raise over $50M and help thousands of people in our community”, said Tom Sansone, Managing Partner, Carmody & Torrance, chair of the search committee and incoming Board chair.
Healy expressed his intention to continue the focused approach United Way of Greater New Haven has implemented over the past several years. Heather Calabrese, Senior Vice President, will become Chief Operating Officer and Ms. Caparulo, will continue to work with United Way in a consulting capacity. “Jack understands the importance of United Way and its leadership role in addressing some of our most challenging community issues, said Caparulo “We have worked hand-in-hand for a decade to reshape United Way’s role and mission in our community. I couldn’t be happier with the Board’s choice.”
Barbara Pearce, current Board chair and President, H. Pearce Company Realtors, also expressed confidence in Mr. Healy’s leadership ability. “Jack has strong relationships in the business community that will serve United Way well as he moves into this new role. He’s worked effectively with many regional businesses to help them connect to this community through charitable giving and volunteerism.”
United Way has recently partnered with several other public and private organizations in an effort to improve school readiness through its Success By 6 initiative and is concerned with the growing problems associated with economic disparity. “I am honored the Board has chosen me to follow Hart as CEO. I have been fortunate to have worked with some wonderful people in Greater New Haven over the last decade. This is a community of caring people who express that caring generously with time, talent and giving. My intention is to keep United Way focused on what matters in this community and open to all who want to make a difference” said Healy.
Healy, who grew up in North Haven, has held a number of positions both within the United Way system and with other nonprofit organizations. He served as United Way Vice President in San Francisco and President in Everett, Washington
and as Executive Director of The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers and Cambridge (MA) Community Services. He holds a MA in Communications from Fairfield University and BA from Ithaca College.
About United Way:
United Way mobilizes the caring power of our community to create measurable, sustainable change and to improve lives. To do this we: help identify our region's greatest needs and best opportunities for change; raise dollars and invest those dollars for results; connect people to their caring through volunteer opportunities.
More information about United Way of Greater New Haven's community leadership and how you can help can be found at www.uwgnh.org.