Elizabeth Hines Named Executive Director

After a six-month search, Community Partners in Action (CPA) is proud to announce that Beth Hines is our new Executive Director.  Ms. Hines is formerly our Chief Operating Officer and has been with CPA for 27 years.

Our Board of Directors engaged Ford Webb Associates, a national executive search firm, to guide the process after long-time Executive Director Maureen Price-Boreland was selected by Governor Dannel Malloy to be a judge of the Connecticut Superior Court. The thorough search process was funded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

“Beth is a highly motivated leader committed to the advancement of the organization’s mission and culture,” said Retired Judge Anne C. Dranginis, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “Her leadership is based on integrity, mutual respect and trust.  She is passionate about her work and diligent in ensuring services are delivered with compassion to our participants.  Beth’s history with the agency demonstrates a commitment to team building and an assurance that all parts of the organization are working toward the same goal: providing innovative, best quality services, while supporting and developing staff.  Beth is energized to lead the organization into a new phase of its mission.” 

27-Year Veteran of CPA

During her 27-year tenure with the agency, Beth has been an advocate for reform, while ensuring the guiding beliefs and mission of Community Partners in Action are always at the forefront of her decision making.

“I continue to be inspired by Community Partners In Action’s rich history, dedicated staff, resilient participants, and core belief that people can change,” said Ms. Hines.  “I am committed to building upon the organization’s legacy by advocating for reform, partnering with stakeholders and implementing proven strategies to rid the challenges facing people who are justice involved.”

Extensive Expertise in Criminal Justice

Hines’ accomplishments extend well beyond Community Partners in Action, bringing decades of prison reform expertise along with extensive relationships with the Connecticut Department of Corrections, the Judicial Branch’s Court Support Services Division, and numerous community agencies.  She is a member of Connecticut Governor-elected Lamont’s transition team for Human Services as well as Chair of the Waterbury Reentry Council.  Hines serves with the Connecticut Reentry Housing Task Force, the Statewide Reentry Collaborative, and the Connecticut Reentry Strategy initiative.  She has also worked with the Court Support Services Division to transform the Alternative in the Community programs to be more evidence-based and gender responsive.