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Partnership for Strong Communities Appoints a New Executive Director

29 January 2019

HARTFORD, Connecticut, January 29, 2019 – The Partnership for Strong Communities (PSC) Board of Directors announced on Tuesday that Kiley Gosselin has been appointed as PSC’s Executive Director, effective February 1, 2019. Alicia Woodsby, the previous Executive Director, will transition to the role of Senior Policy Advisor for PSC, as part of a succession planning process initiated by Woodsby in September 2018.

“We are pleased to welcome Kiley Gosselin as PSC’s Executive Director. Kiley‘s experience, expertise and knowledge will provide an invaluable resource to the PSC. We look forward to her leadership, as the PSC begins a new chapter,” said Calvin Price, President of the PSC Board of Directors.

Ms. Gosselin brings 14 years of experience in the housing and homelessness sector, and currently serves as PSC’s Deputy Executive Director. Her prior work experience includes serving as Acting and Deputy Director of the Department of Development Services for the City of Hartford from 2016 to 2018, where she led the City’s efforts to support development of affordable and market-rate housing, reduce the number of blighted properties, and support the development of small businesses.

Prior to her time with the City of Hartford, she served as Management and Program Analyst at the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness where she helped coordinate Federal policy efforts to prevent and end homelessness among families and unaccompanied youth and to connect people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness to a variety of mainstream federal housing programs. Before joining USICH, Kiley practiced law for six years with Holland & Knight LLP in the area of business tax, specifically equity financing for affordable housing projects eligible for low-income housing tax credits and various state housing finance programs. She worked for the Partnership in 2005 and 2006 as a Policy Analyst at the outset of the HOMECT Campaign.

“I am excited and enthusiastic to return to PSC to lead such a great team. I have long been impressed with PSC’s thoughtful statewide leadership and coalition-building efforts. The proof of their success under Alicia’s leadership is undeniable with tremendous progress made in both our goals to end homelessness and make Connecticut a place where families of all incomes can thrive. I am thankful to her, PSC’s Board of Directors and the Melville Charitable Trust for the opportunity to continue and build upon that success,” said Gosselin.

Gosselin’s appointment as Executive Director is accompanied by Alicia Woodsby transitioning into a senior policy role for the organization. In this role, Woodsby will lead strategic policy initiatives and special projects for PSC and provide management and oversight for the Reaching Home Campaign. The development and implementation of the Executive Director succession plan was initiated by Woodsby, who decided to step down due to her personal family obligations.

“The Board has been a tremendous source of support for me over the past seven years with PSC, and especially during my five years as the Executive Director. I’m extremely grateful for and proud of what we’ve accomplished together and believe that we’ve made real and lasting change in the state and beyond,” said Woodsby. “I’m thrilled that Kiley will be our new leader, and know that this transition will strengthen PSC’s capacity and position us for a thriving future.”

The Partnership for Strong Communities is a statewide nonprofit policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ending homelessness, expanding affordable housing, and building strong communities. PSC staffs and manages two statewide campaigns: The Reaching Home Campaign to prevent and end homelessness, and the HOMEConnecticut campaign to expand affordable housing.


Partnership for Strong Communities
227 Lawrence Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Press contact:
Charlie Shaddox
Communications Associate
Partnership for Strong Communities