Connecticut Health Foundation
Paul H. Mounds Jr. has joined the Connecticut Health Foundation as vice president of policy and communications. In this role, he is responsible for the foundation’s work to inform and educate policymakers on issues related to health equity.
“Paul is an expert in policymaking in Connecticut and at the federal level, and brings a track record of strong working relationships across the political spectrum,” said Patricia Baker, president and CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation, the state’s largest independent health philanthropy.
Paul has extensive experience in policymaking and communications at the state and federal levels. He served as senior director of public policy and government relations for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, working with the state’s health and human services agencies and developing relationships with leaders from both parties. Paul previously worked for U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, serving as deputy state director for outreach. He began his career in public service as the federal grants coordinator and press assistant for U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, and eventually served as the congressman’s communications director.
Paul is a member of Trinity College’s Board of Trustees, where he serves as co-chair of the Student Life Committee, and previously served on the board of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. He was born in Hartford and raised in East Hartford.
“I am a product of the mission of the Connecticut Health Foundation, and understand fully the need for achieving a more equitable health care system for people of color and underserved populations,” Paul said. “The role of philanthropy includes being a voice of change in our communities, advocating for necessary policy changes, and developing the leaders of tomorrow by providing the tools to be heard and effective. I am eager to bring my experience to the work of achieving health equity with the foundation.”