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Conversation with Andrea Barton Reeves on Serving the Greater Good for All!
Episode 1314th January 2022 • Mensimah's Round Table: Conversations with Women of Power and Grace • Dr. Mensimah Shabazz
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Andrea is the CEO of the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority in Connecticut . She Served as president and CEO of Harc, Inc. — supporting people with intellectual and related disabilities and their families.

  • Former Director of Program Operations at Lawyers for Children America, Inc.,
  • Ten- year career at Chubb Insurance in Operations, leading large-scale implementations

Community Engagement:

  • Immediate Past President of the Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Former Board chair of Village for Families and Children
  • Former Board member of Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance
  • Current Vice-Chair, Board of the YWCA, Hartford Region


  • Hartford Business Journal’s ‘Forty Under Forty, and Five New Leaders to Watch’
  • 100 Women of Color - Class of 2020
  • 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut – 2021 (CT NAACP)
  • Power 25 – Most Impactful Professionals in Healthcare – 2021 (Hartford Business Journal)

Andrea and I talk about:

  • Social infrastructure and providing services that support and benefit those who need them
  • Intellectual disabilities, related disabilities
  • Experiences of Black women especially those in Leadership positions, how to get around the trappings
  • Vision for women
  • Relationship with Source and many more.....



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