(Hartford, Conn. January 16, 2014) - The Most Reverend Leonard P.
Blair, S.T.D., Archbishop of Hartford; Patrick Kinney, of Manchester; and Joseph
J. Spalluto, of West Hartford; have been elected to the Board of Directors of Saint
Francis Care, the parent organization of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical
role as a Director, Archbishop Blair will continue the longstanding commitment
of the Archdiocese of Hartford to Saint Francis and its mission of health and
healing through excellence, compassionate care and reverence for the
spirituality of each person.
Blair was installed as the fifth Archbishop of Hartford on December 14, 2013.
He was previously Bishop of the Toledo Diocese.
Blair was ordained to the priesthood in June of 1976 following studies at
Sacred Heart Seminary College, Detroit; the North American College, Rome; and
the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
in History from Sacred Heart Seminary College; a Bachelor of Sacred Theology
(S.T.B.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University; a Licentiate in Theology
(S.T.L.) with a specialization in Patristics and the History of Theology from
the Pontifical Gregorian University; and a Doctorate in Theology (S.T.D.) from
the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome.
Kinney has led Field Management for Travelers since 2006, and in recognition of
his contributions to the company he was promoted to Executive Vice President in
late 2012. In this role, Mr. Kinney leads Travelers’ Regional Presidents, who
work in collaboration with the company’s business units to maximize the value
of the Travelers franchise with its distribution force. He serves on both
Travelers Management Committee and Operating Committee.
He also serves
on the board of Lea’s Foundation for Leukemia Research, an organization
dedicated to finding a cure for leukemia; The Saint Francis Hospital Foundation
board; and, the board of directors for the Travelers Championship. He also serves as co-Chair of the Advisory Board for
High School, Inc., an insurance and financial services academy in Hartford.
Kinney holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Logistics from Pennsylvania State
University, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Rensselaer
Joseph J. Spalluto is
a former Group Head, Fixed Income, for Keefe, Bruyette
& Woods, an investment bank specializing in the financial services sector. He is an accomplished business leader with
over 30 years of sales, management, strategic and operational experience in the
investment banking industry.
Mr. Spalluto led the crisis management team that
worked with the families of colleagues who were killed in the September 11
terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center where Keefe, Bruyette & Woods was
Mr. Spalluto holds a J.D. from the University of
Connecticut School of Law and earned his undergraduate degree in Economics at
Amherst College, MA.
Spalluto is Chairman of the Board for MyGoodDeed. He is also a member of the Trustees Nominating
Committee at Amherst College, and Co-Chair
of the Parents Leadership Circle at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester,
About Saint Francis Care
Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north
central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets,
it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New
England. Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The
Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement
Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint
Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell
Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and
Saint Francis HealthCare Partners. Johnson Memorial Medical
Center, parent organization of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care
Center, and Home and Community Health Services is also a Saint Francis Care Partner.
Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a network of seven major
Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the
region. For more information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.