The DataHaven team is excited to welcome Adhlere Coffy, Gina Federico, Mary Stuart, and Maritza Bond (pictured left to right, below) to the DataHaven Board of Directors. These four new additions bring with them combined decades of service to Connecticut communities. Their areas of expertise range from data analysis to social determinants of health, and their accomplishments include revamping a city health department and leading community outreach programs.
For the past 25 years, DataHaven has expanded access to community data to inform decision-making in Greater New Haven and Connecticut. The guidance of the volunteer Board of Directors has been crucial to the organization’s success and longevity. The new board members join a group of ten other public data and policy experts. In particular, the addition of these four individuals will help DataHaven expand its scope of expertise in the Greater Hartford and Fairfield County regions, where many of the organization’s current projects are underway.
Read on below to learn more about DataHaven's newest board members.
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Adhlere Coffy is the manager of data science and evaluation at Fairfield County's Community Foundation. Born and raised in Bridgeport, Coffy joined FCCF in 2016 after previously working as an engineer. At FCCF, he uses his data analysis expertise to guide the Community Foundation’s technology-driven efforts to close the opportunity gap in Fairfield County. Coffy manages databases, designs tools to make data accessible, and analyzes data to quantify the FCCF's impact. Outside of his professional roles, Coffy remains immersed in his Bridgeport community as a member of the Action Council of Bridgeport Generation Now! and a community garden volunteer. He has a master’s degrees in data science and in applied urban science and informatics from New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress.
Gina Federico is the director of the North Hartford Triple Aim Collaborative at the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.Leading a multi-sector Collaborative, Gina links and leverages community resources and investments to improve health and well-being outcomes for Hartford’s most vulnerable residents. Prior to this role, Gina gained extensive experience working with nonprofits, including Community Solutions, John Dempsey Hospital, the UConn School of Medicine and Boston Children’s Hospital. Her various roles have allowed her to infuse awareness of the social determinants of health into clinical settings and drive community integrated health solutions into policy and outreach. She is a graduate of Smith College.
Mary Stuart is the regional director of program integrity and community benefit compliance atTrinity Health of New England. Her previous work was also in public health, with a focus on addressing health inequities: She conducted program evaluations in Guatemala for Christian Children’s Fund and directed a local Women, Infants and Children program. Mary has been at Saint Francis Hospital for over ten years and has been involved in the Center for Health Equity since its founding, where she supervises Well Being 360, a Transforming Communities Initiative to promote health in the hospital’s constituent communities. She has a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Maritza Bond is the director of health and social services for the City of Bridgeport. She has nearly 20 years of experience in promoting health in Connecticut, starting with developing immunization and vaccination programs for the Naugatuck Valley Health District. She then served as the executive director of the Eastern Area Health Education Center, expanding her knowledge of the health landscape of Connecticut from their base in New London. In all of her roles, Bond has emphasized the importance of serving diverse populations and working with community partners. Now, in her third year in the Department of Health and Social Services for the city of Bridgeport, Bond is reorienting the priorities of the department by laying out a five-year strategic plan for improving health and wellness with actionable priorities and goals. She has a master’s degree in public health from the University of Connecticut Medical School.
In November, DataHaven celebrated its 25th Anniversary by hosting over 170 public and private leaders at its statewide celebration and data release event in New Haven. The organization is using this opportunity to conduct a strategic planning effort with support from the Board and an Anniversary Honorary Committee.
"We are particularly excited to have these accomplished new members join an already strong Board as we initiate planning for the next 25 years," said Penny Canny, Chairperson of the DataHaven Board of Directors.