November 15, 2022 (Hartford, CT) — Harc, Inc., a local nonprofit that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) live lives of quality, inclusion, and dignity, today announced that Russell Coleman will serve as their next President and Chief Executive Officer beginning December 5, 2022.
Harc Board Chair, Greg Calnen stated; “after a diligent executive search process, our Board of Directors is proud to name Russ Coleman as Harc’s next CEO. Russ comes to us with over 20 years of experience supporting families and individuals with intellectual and related disabilities. His leadership, experience passion and dedication for those we serve will make him a phenomenal asset to Harc in carrying on our 71 years of tradition of changing lives and changing minds.”
Coleman joins Harc with 20-years of experience working in the human services industry strengthening programmatic and administrative infrastructure and forging partnerships to improve services for individuals with IDD and their families. He brings demonstrated accomplishments in finance, continuous quality improvement, and comprehensive experience in state and federal regulations and requirements. Prior positions include 17 years with ICES in Naugatuck and most recently serving as Executive Director at Allied Rehabilitation Centers, Inc.
“I am honored to accept the position of President and CEO of Harc. With a 71-year history of supporting and advocating for individuals with intellectual and related disabilities and their families, Harc will continue to build its legacy of inclusion, equity, and dignity for adults and children with intellectual and related disabilities and their families. I look forward to working with our dedicated Board of Directors, staff, donors, volunteers, and partners across Connecticut to continue to move Harc forward so that even more adults and children can be served and lives changed,” said Coleman.
Coleman received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Business Administration from the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University.