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Yvette Bello, Executive Director
Yvette Bello first joined Latino Community Services, Inc. (LCS) as a board member in 2004 and joined the ranks as staff in June 2005. Ms. Bello is the Executive Director and is focused on identifying health disparities, designing, and implementing quality programs to address the needs of Latinos and other disproportionately affected minority groups within Connecticut.
Currently, Ms. Bello is serving on the Governor's Cabinet on Nonprofit Health and Human Services. The Governor's Cabinet on Nonprofit Health and Human Services was established in September of 2011 to analyze existing public-private partnerships with respect to the state's health and human services delivery systems and to make recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of those systems in regard to client outcomes, cost-effectiveness, accountability and sustainability. The Common Cross-Agency Population Results Group will examine common cross-agency outcome results within a Results Based Accountability framework which will provide coordinated health and human service delivery models focused on outcomes.
Additionally, Ms. Bello is a board member of the Connecticut Associations for Nonprofits board where she actively supports the collective power of nonprofits as we work to address almost ever social issue that affects Connecticut residents.
Since earning her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Business Management and a Masters in Business Administration from Albertus Magnus, Ms. Bello has supported her community by serving on the Medical Interpreting Association of Connecticut board, The Ryan White Planning Council, the Governor's Taskforce on Teen Driving and the Hartford-Mayor's Commission on HIV/AIDS. She is a 2007 Fellow with the Connecticut Health Foundation Leadership Program. The Fellowship is a group of knowledgeable and skilled leaders who serve as advisors and advocates, using the skills they learn to lead effective health strategies, affect public opinion, and help close gaps, improve outcomes and change how we look at health issues in our state.
During her time with LCS, she has received the Connecticut Institute for Community Development Puerto Rican Parade, Inc.- Maria C. Sanchez award for Community Service. She was named one of Hartford Business Journal’s Five Newsmakers to Watch in 2011, and Identidad Latina’s-Latino de Oro 2010 in the category of Health. Ms. Bello has contributed articles in HIV Positive Magazine, Feministing, and the Nonprofit Advantage and has presented at the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) Annual conference in 2008 and at the CT Association of Nonprofits Annual conference on Cross Generational Leadership.
Prior to joining LCS, Ms. Bello served six years with the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Ms. Bello served within the Office of Health Communications amidst some high profile media situations such as the 9/11, Anthrax in CT, Implementation of Connecticut Smallpox Plan, Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and West Nile Virus. Within the Office of Affirmative Action, Ms. Bello worked extensively toward automating and expanding the agency’s employment recruitment program and revitalizing the agency’s Affirmative Action Employee Advisory Committee.
While working with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, she served a total of eight years with the Connecticut Army National Guard, 141st Medical Company in New Britain, CT.