YLAC - Young Leaders Advisory Council

YLAC Mission Vision ValuesHartford Hospital's Young Leaders Advisory Council is a group of early- to mid-career professionals in the Hartford region who serve as ambassadors of the hospital. They strive to educate an upcoming generation about Hartford Hospital's innovative programs and services, as well as involve and cultivate emerging community leaders with an affinity for the hospital. Our members come from a wide range of industries, including the nonprofit sector, insurance, finance, law, health care, and others. The benefits of being a member of the Young Leaders Advisory Council include opportunities to:

  • Educate the community about Hartford Hospital's innovative programs and services and the healthcare system as a whole;
  • Involve and cultivate a new generation of community leaders to inspire a culture of philanthropy of giving both time and money;
  • Engage young professionals in the region in networking, professional development, educational, and fund-raising opportunities;
  • Receive invitations to exclusive Hartford Hospital events and educational opportunities (Focus on Health, Scrubs Tour, Ribbon Cuttings, etc.);
  • Participate in group social events and outings (Yard Goats games, happy hours, etc.)


If you are interested in joining YLAC, please contact
Kristen Lapenta at kristen.lapenta@hhchealth.org or 860-972-1299



Membership Commitment

  • 4 committee meetings per year (currently held virtually)
  • Fundraise for Annual Spring Into Action
  • Participate in 1 or 2 additional fundraising/volunteer events
  • Members are required to make an annual donation to Hartford Hospital. While there is no formal requirement on the amount of the donation, as members are required to give an amount that is significant to them, we suggest $50 or more.