Mary Ann (Mimi) Haley will join the CCEH staff on May 18 as the agency’s first deputy director.
Haley, originally from Indiana, has made Connecticut her home for over 25 years. As a senior non-profit administrator in youth-serving organizations for more than 20 years, she has created and implemented a variety of programs; conducted training for direct care workers, supervisors and community members; crafted quality improvement systems, and led community outreach campaigns. As Director of Quality Assurance and Training for Youth Continuum, Mimi helped design and implement a juvenile justice reentry program in New Haven and partnered with program directors to assure best practices in working with homeless, runaway, and foster youth.
She received a BA in Government from the University of Notre Dame and her doctorate from New York University in Comparative Politics. As a published author and adjunct professor at Fairfield University in the field of political and economic development, Mimi has taught a range of subjects including race, gender, economic crises, political rights and civil liberties, political philosophy, and micro financing. She worked in Washington DC on Capitol Hill and for the Peace Corps; organizing a national campaign to raise awareness about world hunger.
Recruited by an international publication based in Westport CT, Mimi moved to Fairfield County and became Vice President for Intercontinental Publications, a company devoted to transferring technology to developing countries. She also began working with at-risk girls and young women, tutoring them in math. Seeing the difference that can be made in a simple one-on-one relationship, Mimi became dedicated to empowering Connecticut’s most vulnerable youth and their families.
Mimi, a proud single mom, will see her daughter Zoë become a Husky this fall.