Barbara Pearce joined Connecticut Hospice in January 2019 as interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ms. Pearce is currently CEO of Pearce Real Estate and is taking a sabbatical from Pearce Real Estate to devote her time to Connecticut Hospice.
She holds JD and MBA degrees, and practiced mergers and acquisitions law before joining Pearce Real Estate, assuming the Presidency in 1986. 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; the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven; Artspace; and Saint Martin de Porres Academy. Additionally, she was the founder of the Women Organizing Women Political Action Committee.
Joseph Mooney was appointed the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer (COO/CFO) in January 2019 by Connecticut Hospice, Inc. (CT Hospice). Recently retired after serving many years as Deputy Commissioner for the State of CT Department of Revenue Services, Mr. Mooney is a seasoned financial executive with over forty years of experience in government and the private sector. 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. He is a Certified Global Management Accountant Member AICPA, CGMA, CTCPA.
An active community leader, Mr. Mooney joined 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.
In May 2021, Connecticut Hospice welcomed newly appointed Chief Operating Officer, Betty Brennan, RN, BSN to its leadership team.
With over forty years of experience in the health care services field, including the creation, building, and selling of two successful health care organizations, Betty brings the clinical expertise that will cement Connecticut Hospice as the hospice and palliative care provider at both the regional and national levels.
Betty, who lives in Stamford, initially started out as a volunteer in early 2021, educating the clinical staff in weekly Dementia training workshops. As Betty spent more time with the staff, she knew that she wanted to play a role in the future of America’s first hospice.
Suzanne Lagarde, M.D.
Thomas R. Candrick, Jr.
Randolph B. Reinhold
Edwin V. Selden
Anthony DaRos, Honorary
Eugene Michael, Honorary
Theodore Zanker, M.D., Honorary