It is with a profound sense of heartbreak and loss that we most regrettably mark the recent passing of our dear friend, Nancy Marsiglia. Nancy was a tireless champion and truly transformational leader for our city, state and region. Through her extraordinary and unmatched level of civic involvement and leadership, Nancy positively impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of at-risk women, children and families. Nancy also helped to mentor, guide and nurture the development and emergence of many of our city, state and nation’s most influential public policy makers and nonprofit leaders, resulting in some of the most progressive, innovative and creative legislation and social supports in our state’s history.
Personally, I am so proud to count myself in that fortunate group of human services executives who had the privilege of being educated and reared in “The Nancy Marsiglia School of Leadership and Community Service.” Because, for me and so many others, Nancy constantly showed us what real leadership looks like and provided her unyielding support and encouragement to help us succeed. She was such an incredible individual and did so much to make our world a better place. She was also a wonderful friend and I cannot begin to imagine a world without Nancy Marsiglia in it.
I know all of you will join me in expressing our heartfelt sympathies and love to Mike, their sons Joseph and Michael, grandchildren and family during this most difficult time.
Keith H. Liederman, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer