Eileen Coogan joined Allegany Franciscan Ministries, a non-profit Catholic organization focused on creating healthier, safer and more connected communities, in 2005. At Allegany, Eileen successfully led the board and staff in navigating significant internal and external changes, developing a vision, and launching major new community-based initiatives. A servant-leader, Eileen has more than 35 years of experience in non-profit management and leadership. She is skilled at engaging board and staff, building powerful relationships, embracing change, designing solutions, and focusing on continuous, mission- & values-driven improvement. Previously, Eileen served as executive VP at United Way of Palm Beach County, Florida; executive director of LynnArts in Lynn Massachusetts; and manager at Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger in Boston. A graduate of Leadership Florida and Leadership Palm Beach County, Eileen is past-president of the Blue Ridge Institute, former board member and chair of the Florida Philanthropic Institute, and serves on many other board and committees. She earned a BA at Mount Holyoke College, an MSW from Boston College, a Certificate in Franciscan Studies from the University of St. Francis, and certificates in Post Crisis Leadership and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace from the USF MUMA School of Business. Eileen lives in Pasco County, Florida with her husband Bernie; she enjoys travel and outdoor activities including stand up paddle boarding and hiking.

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