Hector serves as a key member of the executive leadership team, and provides oversight for several program areas including:
- outpatient programs and services, including psychology and psychiatry, and in-home therapeutic programs
- early childhood learning /school readiness program
- home visitation and other parenting support programs
- Community Schools, school-based family resource centers, and community-based family centers
- family financial empowerment programs
- teen pregnancy prevention programs, including our fatherhood initiative
He also oversees several administrative areas including access, billing, records, and organizational performance. Hector serves on an advisory board to guide the implementation of a children’s behavioral health plan for the state of Connecticut.
In his typical understated manner, Hector says his mission here at The Village is to “help others make a difference.”
But others have recognized his accomplishments and leadership on behalf of children. In 2013, he was honored by The Center for Children’s Advocacy as a Champion of Children. Hector was recognized for his “courage and determination to advocate for children in crisis and his leadership on major reforms in the Connecticut juvenile justice system.” He was touted as a “dedicated voice for the most disadvantaged youth in Connecticut’s poorest communities.”
“The Champion of Children award recipients have worked tirelessly to give children and youth the opportunity they deserve to be safe, be healthy, and look forward to a secure future,” said Martha Stone, executive director.
Before joining The Village, Hector was the director of youth services for Catholic Charities, and executive director of the CT Juvenile Justice Alliance. He also served as a member of the board of directors for CT Voices for Children.
He earned a master’s degree in social work from UConn.
What quote best captures your personal philosophy?
“To fight fear, act. To increase fear – wait, put off postpone.” -David Joseph Schwartz
What is something unexpected that most people don’t know about you?
My daughter passed a law.
What do you most want clients of The Village to know about you?
We are here to help them help themselves.