Leadership

Barbara L. Pearce has joined Connecticut Hospice, as interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ms. Pearce is currently President of H. Pearce Real Estate and is taking a sabbatical from Pearce Real Estate to devote her time to Connecticut Hospice.

Barbara Pearce, JD, practiced mergers and acquisitions law before joining H. Pearce Real Estate, assuming the presidency in 1981. Ms. Pearce has been actively involved as a community leader in Connecticut and Greater New Haven, chairing many state and local boards, including Hospital of Saint Raphael, CBIA, Long Wharf Theatre; United Way of Greater New Haven, and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Additionally, she is founder and President of the Women Organizing Women Political Action Committee. “I feel fortunate to be able to lead an institution that has such a storied past, and a strong sense of mission. I have a family history with Connecticut Hospice that adds additional meaning for me.”

EDUCATION:
Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration/Harvard Law School
Received degrees of Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor.

Radcliffe College/Harvard University
Received Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in Psychology and Social Relations.


Joseph Mooney has been appointed by Connecticut Hospice, Inc. and The John D. Thompson Institute for Research, Education and Training, Inc. (CT Hospice) as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer (COO/CFO).

Recently retired after serving many years as Deputy Commissioner for the State of CT Department of Revenue Services, Joe is honored to join Barbara Pearce, President and CEO, Anthony (Unk) DaRos, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and all involved with the CT Hospice organization.

Mr. Mooney is a seasoned financial executive with over forty years of experience in government and the private sector. His training and experience regarding strategic planning, accounting, taxes, budgeting, internal controls, project management, process improvement and auditing provide a strong foundation for providing executive level management. Joe’s “hands on” experience and approach in both business and government, enables him to have a unique perspective to the challenges and opportunities at CT Hospice. He will utilize his leadership and management skills balanced with practical knowledge.

In addition to business consulting experience, he served as the Financial Vice President for Owens, Renz & Lee Corp, a shoreline Connecticut commercial real estate, construction and property management company.

Joe was appointed to the Branford, CT – Board of Finance in 1996, and has served as its Chairman since 2002. He is also involved with local and regional non-profit organizations including the Stony Creek Fife & Drum Corps and the Company of Fifers and Drummers.  

EDUCATION:  
Georgetown University
B.S.B.A. Accounting                                                                                                                                                                           

ACCREDITATIONS
Certified Public Accountant,
Certified Global Management Accountant Member AICPA, CGMA, CTCPA


ELECTED BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019

Anthony DaRos
Chairman

Anthony DaRos
Chairman

Michael Massaro
Vice President

John Stack
Treasurer

George Waldron
Secretary

Andrew Alden

Patricia Baker

Thomas R. Candrick, Jr.

Harwood Comstock

Donna Galluzzo

Chief Robert Gill

Suzanne Lagarde

Eugene Michael

Randolph B. Reinhold

Edwin V. Selden

Theodore Zanker, M.D.