Frances G. Padilla
Frances G. Padilla was appointed President of Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut in September 2012, and was formerly its Executive Vice President.
She has held various leadership positions in the organization since joining the Foundation in 2004, in addition to spearheading the Foundation's research and policy initiatives, which led to the design of the landmark SustiNet law in 2009, and building block health care reform legislation passed in 2011. Her career in philanthropy, which began as a program officer at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, spans over 30 years. She later held positions at the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven before running her own business, New Paradigms Consulting.
Padilla serves on the Governor's SustiNet health reform board; on the board of the Center for Assessment and Policy Development, a national social policy think tank; as well as the boards of Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Qualidigm and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. She is a former member of the National Partnership for Action Region I Health Equity Council, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the board of trustees of the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven. Additionally, she is a co-founder of the Progreso Latino Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, an endowment fund created to encourage Latino giving and to promote the educational, economic and social well-being of Latinos in the communities of Greater New Haven.
A New Haven resident and native of New York City, Padilla is a graduate of Wesleyan University and holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.