Eileen Coogan joined Allegany Franciscan Ministries, a non-profit Catholic organization focused on improving community health, in 2005. She has 30 years experience in non-profit management and leadership, and is recognized for her skills in engaging board and staff, building powerful relationships, embracing change, and focusing on continuous, mission-driven improvement.

Previously, Eileen served as executive VP at United Way of Palm Beach County, and held multiple roles at Project Bread–The Walk for Hunger in Boston. She also served as executive director of LynnArts in Lynn, Massachusetts. A graduate of Leadership Florida and Leadership Palm Beach County, Eileen is president of the Blue Ridge Institute, and serves on many other board and committees. She earned her MSW from Boston College and a Certificate in Franciscan Studies from the University of St. Francis.

Eileen lives in Trinity, Florida (Pasco County) and enjoys recreational running, kayaking and hiking.

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