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The Foundation for Community Health, a nonprofit health-oriented charity serving the residents of northwest Connecticut, has appointed Nancy Heaton ’82 executive director. Previously, Heaton was executive director of the Northwestern Connecticut AIDS Project, which she had served for the past 11 years.

“Although I’m sad to be leaving the field of AIDS, I’m excited about this new challenge and new chapter in my life,” she says.

After graduating with a major in government and law, Heaton earned a master’s degree in public health from San Jose State University, California, and a certificate of nonprofit management from the University of Connecticut.

According to Heaton, however, it was Lafayette that provided “the impetus and the motivation to be useful in this world and hopefully to become a positive force for change.”

“The teacher who had the biggest impact on me was Prof. Richard Matthews [former assistant professor, government and law],” she recalls. “His method of teaching challenged me to think for myself, think out of the box, and to explore the core meaning of values and ideas.”

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