The members of the board of directors of Malta House of Care, Inc, in Hartford, are pleased to announce that Dianne Auger has accepted appointment as Executive Director of Malta House of Care, Inc. effective August 28, 2023. Ms. Auger, who served as Malta’s Interim Executive from November 2021 through July 2022, and from March 2023 to August 2023, is an accomplished senior executive who has led transformational initiatives in diverse industries, including banking, arts, disaster and healthcare.
Ms. Auger previously served as Senior Vice President at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport for seven years in positions of increasing responsibility, leading strategic planning, marketing and communications, human resources, advocacy and community relations and philanthropy. She served as President and CEO of the $40.0 million St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation and as Chief Administrative Officer of St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services, a $25.0 million subsidiary serving 400 medically complex and developmentally handicapped children and adults through twelve sites of care. Upon the acquisition of St. Vincent’s by Hartford HealthCare in 2019, Ms. Auger served for two years as Regional Vice President, Strategy and Regional Development and President of the Foundation.
From 1999-2012, Ms. Auger served in Regional CEO roles at the American Red Cross, including leadership of Greater New York, the largest strategic region in the country, and leadership of the Connecticut/Rhode Island Chapter.
A committed and passionate servant leader, Ms. Auger has received numerous leadership and community impact awards. She has been a member of many non-profit boards and currently serves on the boards of the American Red Cross, CT/RI Chapter and the Center for Family Justice, headquartered in Bridgeport. A certified executive coach, Ms. Auger received her MBA from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. She began her career in banking, serving for thirteen years at People’s United Bank (now M&T Bank), where as Vice President, she served in branch leadership and product management roles.
“Dianne brings a passion for service to others and for the mission of Malta House of Care, and we are delighted to continue to benefit from her experience and strong leadership in this now permanent role as Executive Director. Malta House is at a pivotal point in its life as an organization. We are launching a new strategic plan, engaging with more donors and partners in new ways and most important, ensuring that people served by Malta House of Care will continue to thrive and that their quality of life and health outcomes are improving. We are confident that Dianne’s leadership will help us fulfill our mission to mobilize volunteers, partners and donors to improve the overall health and well-being of uninsured adults in Greater Hartford by providing free primary care services”, said Brian Sheehan, Malta House of Care Board Chair.
According to Ms. Auger, “The Malta House mission is life-changing for people who need access to healthcare and has been critical to the lives of thousands of adults who do not have insurance and have counted on Malta House for their primary health care. I am honored to continue to work alongside the Malta House team ― staff members, volunteers and Board members ― who care deeply about serving people in need and believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. In my previous role, I served as a leader of an annual hospital medical mission. At Malta House of Care, it is what we do every day. It is work I feel called to do, and it is a privilege to be a member of this very committed and compassionate team.”