Andrew Woods is the Executive Director of Hartford Communities That, an organization he founded in 1998. He is a graduate of Springfield College (BS) and UCONN School of Social Work (MSW). Mr. Woods is an Adjunct Professor at Capital Community College in Hartford and St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut.
In 2004, Mr. Woods established the Hartford Crisis Response Team (HCRT), one of 30 nationally recognized Hospital-Linked Violence Intervention Programs (HVIP), in partnership with Trinity-Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
In recent years, the HCRT established a Clinical Group Practice to meet mental health/ trauma needs of gunshot victims and their families, and partnered with a skilled nursing agency that provides in-home wound care for shooting victims released from the hospital, while coordinating their care with outpatient primary care physicians.
Between 2013-2015, Governor Dannel P. Malloy appointed Mr. Woods to serve on three commissions in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut: one related to victims’ rights, another related to the enforcement of victims’ rights, and the third focused on Youth and Urban Violence.
During the period 2014-2016, Mr. Woods directed the initial planning of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative for the City of Hartford and served as the coordinator of the Violence Free Zone in the North End of Hartford. In 2016, Mr. Woods was selected to serve on a Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services Policy Academy, a system transformation effort charged with evaluating and further developing the state’s array of crisis prevention, intervention and post-intervention services for individuals impacted by violence, mental health and/or substance use conditions.
Since 2015, Mr. Woods has trained and lectured twice yearly to cohorts of residents, civic and faith members, youth, and other professionals related to youth development, violence and trauma and crisis intervention and support strategies in both Hartford and Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Mr. Woods is a member of the National Medical Association, the National Network of Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs network, the Greater Hartford Alliance of Black Social Workers, and the Greater Hartford NAACP – and serves on various civic boards.
Andrew Gluck has been serving public and non-profit sector funders and their grantees as a senior evaluator and management consultant, designing and implementing program evaluations and performance measurement / management systems for more than 25 years. He is President of Social Capital Valuations, LLC.
Mr. Gluck works with leadership at Federal, state and local agencies and their grantees to provide training and technical assistance on all aspects of evaluation and performance measurement, including: constructing logic models, defining measures, operationalizing data collection and reporting, synthesizing and analyzing results, and recommending next steps to improve programming and the performance measurement system. Mr. Gluck has had the opportunity to apply these skills to benefit current and past grantees in the areas of Healthy Marriage and Relationships, Sexual Risk Avoidance Education, Youth Mentoring, School-Based Health Clinics, Violence Reduction, Mental Health First Aid, and Alcohol and Drug-Abuse Prevention.
Mr. Gluck continues to introduce analytic models and performance measurement systems for his public sector and non-profit sector clients to support and encourage data-driven decision-making and the use of evidence-based practices to improve results-oriented performance. Mr. Gluck was the principal author of an innovative approach for monetizing short, intermediate, and long-term outcomes – Expected Value Return on Investment (EV-ROI) – to calculate the taxpayers’ and philanthropic foundations’ return on investment.
Mr. Gluck holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.