Council Welcomes New Staff

Monday, October 27, 2014

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthriopy is pleased to introduce new team members: DANIELLE S. WILLIAMS, Vice President; KEVIN CIFONE, Executive Assistant and Office Manager; and CHRISTINE MACISAAC, Research Intern. They look forward to becoming engaged members of the Council's energetic and powerful community.

Danielle S. Williams, a native of Connecticut currently living in New Haven, fills the newly created Vice President position. As the Vice President, Danielle will help grow and sustain the Council’s diverse and engaged membership and philanthropic networks. She will be responsible for developing quality information and skill building opportunities, creating opportunities for CCP to leverage national and local relationships with affinity groups and partners, deepening member engagement in collaboration and advocacy, and implementing an effort to increase membership.

Prior to joining the CCP, Danielle worked for Access Health CT, Connecticut’s Official Health Insurance Marketplace; as a member of their marketing department she was responsible for educating residents on the complexities of the Affordable Care Act. With a commitment to working in the social purpose sector, Danielle has also worked for the Yale School of Public Health, the ACLU of Connecticut and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.

Danielle earned a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law, where she concentrated in the areas of transactional and constitutional law. Upon completion of her law degree, she served for two years as the Law Clerk for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Committee on Racial and Gender Bias in the Justice System. Danielle received her B.A. from Smith College. While at Smith she studied at the University of Cordoba in Spain; she is highly proficient in Spanish.

Kevin Cifone, also a native of Connecticut and living in his hometown, Bristol, is the Office Manager and Executive Assistant. Kevin’s primary responsibilities include providing administrative support for all activities of the organization, including internal office operations, reception duties, services to our members, program support, executive support to Council President and participation as our representative in the Knowledge Management partnership with the Forum Network and also helping to get the CT EPIP Chapter going.

Kevin is a recent graduate of the University of Hartford with a BA in Communications Studies. As a student, Kevin Interned with United Technologies Corporation in the Community Affairs Department. Previous to joining the Council staff, he was the Director of Social Media for Centerpoint Wellness, and was the Communications Associate for the Construction Institute.

Christine MacIsaac, a native of Kansas currently living in East Granby, fills the newly created part-time Research Intern position. Christine, who started work last month, has already begun assisting staff in gathering and interpreting key data for a new Giving in Connecticut report. Christine comes from the for profit insurance industry, most recently as VP of Finance at The Hartford. She is counting her time at the Council as a way to learn about the world of nonprofits and philanthropy. Christine holds bachelors and master degrees from Kansas State University.

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