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Pasco United Way taps Alice Delgardo as new CEO

LAND O' LAKES — The United Way of Pasco County didn't have to look far for its new CEO.

After a nationwide search brought 120 applicants, the agency turned in-house and named Alice Delgardo as its new leader. Delgardo had been vice president of community impact for United Way since 2012.

"Our board of directors is confident that Ms. Delgardo has the experience, educational acumen and vision to continue the rich tradition of public service and strategic investment of resources that has been established by her predecessor," Board Chairman Angie Gardner said in a written statement. "We look forward to building upon that success and continuing to make a positive imprint within our community with her at the helm.''

She replaces Duggan Cooley, who now heads the Pinellas Community Foundation.

Delgardo, who turned 65 last week, is no stranger in the county's political and community service circles. She ran for Pasco school superintendent as a Democrat in 2004, losing to Heather Fiorentino in the general election, and has been involved with the West Pasco Democratic Club, the African-American Club of Pasco County and other causes.

She moved to west Pasco in 2003 from Massachusetts, where she'd worked as a licensed practical nurse, directed a welfare-to-work initiative at Partners HealthCare System in Boston and oversaw constituent services for a state senator. She completed a nursing program at Boston City Hospital and obtained a master's degree in education from Cambridge College.

As the United Way's vice president of community impact, Delgardo "demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence, unparalleled work ethic and a passion for serving the people of Pasco County,'' the agency said.

As CEO, Delgardo will lead the United Way's team as it invests community resources in targeted areas of prioritized need including basic needs like food and shelter, education and access to quality health care.

Pasco United Way taps Alice Delgardo as new CEO 11/17/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:19pm]
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