United Way of Greater New Haven is proud to announce that Diane Young Turner has been named Chair of the Board of Directors. Turner, Yale University’s Associate University Librarian for Human Resources & Organizational Development, is no stranger to United Way. Turner served as the Campaign Chair in 2009 and has been on the United Way Board of Directors since 2009. She also served as a member of United Way’s Success By 6 Advisory Council from 2007 to 2009 and was a co-recipient of the 2007 Champion for Advancing the Common Good Award for her outstanding work in leading the Yale Book Drive for three years, collecting thousands of children’s books for New Haven Reads and Read to Grow. As part of United Way's Days of Caring, Diane helped expand the book drive to include Albertus Magnus College, Gateway Community College, Southern Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University, and Yale, which collected over 4,000 books that were distributed throughout the Greater New Haven community.
Turner has long been active in the community and in addition to United Way, she serves on several other Boards and community organizations. Diane is leader and philanthropist both here and abroad. Several years ago, as a member of the Sister Cities/Freetown Board, she visited Sierra Leone and has spearheaded several missionary projects in Togo, West Africa, Sierra Leone and Sudan.
We also welcome the following new board members:
David Ring, First Niagara Financial Group
Dorthula Green, State of CT Correctional Centers
Gloria Holmes, Quinnipiac University
Justin Walsh, Wells Fargo
KellyAnn Day, New Haven Home Recovery
Kermit Carolina, Hillhouse High School
Michael Thomas, Sen. Blumenthal's office
And we want to thank the following people for their many years of service to United Way who have retired from the Board of Directors:
Thomas Sansone, Carmody & Torrance
Michael Negron, Negron Consulting
Steve Saltzman, Brenner, Saltzman and Wallman
Gene Kirby, NewAlliance Bank