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June 23, 2023

Nonprofit exec Galo Rodriguez to retire as president and CEO of The Village

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Longtime president and CEO of The Village for Families & Children Galo Rodriguez will retire at the end of the year, the organization announced.

The Village, founded in 1809, provides behavioral health, early- and childhood-youth development, substance use treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in Greater Hartford. 

The board of directors has named Chief Operating Officer Hector Glynn as Rodriguez’s successor. 

Glynn joined The Village in 2007 and has been in his current position since 2018. Before that, he was the director of youth services for Catholic Charities and then executive director of the CT Juvenile Justice Alliance.

“The Village is fortunate to have such a capable leader, with extensive knowledge of the agency, already serving on its executive management team,” said Board Chairman John Turgeon. “Hector’s experience and deep connection to the community will help ensure a seamless transition for staff and clients.”

Turgeon said The Village has grown substantially since Rodriguez became CEO in 2006. Rodriguez has expanded the agency’s programs, strengthened its finances and increased its reach to more than 60 towns and cities, and 20,000 clients.

Under Rodriguez’s leadership, The Village added adult programming, including outpatient counseling, financial literacy training and support for domestic violence survivors.

“I am filled with gratitude and pride for what The Village has been able to accomplish for children and families,” Rodriguez said. “The staff, board of directors, volunteers, donors and government partners have helped us touch hundreds of thousands of lives and break generational cycles of poverty and trauma for children in central Connecticut.”

The Village employs roughly 550 staff members at more than 30 sites and is one of the state’s largest providers of mental health services for children and families.

In 2021, The Village was also one of two nonprofits in Connecticut that received the National Top Workplaces Non-Profit Industry Award.

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