Dr. Marlo Greponne is HRA’s Executive Director. She has over 25 years of experience in the field of community action. A passionate advocate for eliminating childhood poverty, she specializes in the design and implementation of comprehensive service models. Both the state of Connecticut Department of Social Services and the Connecticut Association for Community Action have recognized her leadership in this capacity as one of the best in the state.
At HRA Dr. Greponne works with the Board of Directors, the senior management and program staff to successfully implement Results Oriented Management Accountability (ROMA) principles and practices throughout all aspects of the agency including the development of the Community Action Plan and Strategic Plan. She also works with the team to develop and pilot new projects within all divisions of the agency. One such project is the Foundation for Financial Independence Program which she launched in 2009 and which includes Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Financial Literacy Education and Individuals Development Accounts (federal and state).
An active community collaborator, Marlo holds leadership roles in the Connecticut Association for Community Action; New Britain Recovers Executive Committee; the Governor's Workforce Council on Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee; and the New Britain Academies Foundation.
Dr. Greponne is a Certified Peer Assessor by the Northeast Institute for Quality Community Action and is a nationally certified Results Oriented Management Accountability (ROMA) trainer. She holds Ph.D. in Human Services from Walden University. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Springfield College.