FCCF Welcomes Three New Team Members

Jul 25, 2022

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is delighted to welcome three new team members! Get to know Carolina Bonaparte, Liz Hoagland and Dr. Tanya Hills, who joined FCCF in July 2022.

Carolina Bonaparte joined Fairfield County’s Community Foundation in 2022. As Controller, Carolina is responsible for the management of the financial operations of the Community Foundation, including financial accounting, reporting, data analysis, audit, and tax.

Before joining the Community Foundation, Carolina worked at PNT Data Corp., where she was the Financial Specialist. Carolina’s career began as a Director of Client Services for almost ten years, focusing on Financial Management. She then moved into a Staff Accountant position with RJ Testo and Associates, where she spent her time focused on establishing and maintaining the financial foundation of various small businesses around the State of Connecticut.

Carolina received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from SUNY Plattsburgh. She currently resides in Fairfield County and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and salsa dancing with her son in her spare time.

Elizabeth (Liz) Hoagland joined us as Director, Education & Workforce Development on July 5th,  2022, reporting to Mendi Blue Paca.

Liz comes to us from Bronx Youth Center at The Door, where she was Managing Director.  In that role, she oversaw all programming and operations at The Door’s satellite location in the South Bronx with young adults ages 16-24.  She also served as part of the senior management team at The Door.  Liz previously served as a Director at The Door where she oversaw all of career and education work in the South Bronx with young adults who were out of school and out of work.

Liz began her career as Assistant Director of College and Academic Services at The Door/University Settlement Society of New York and as Senior Manager of Education and Workforce Development at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, where she oversaw the agency’s work with young adults.

Liz received her Master of Public Administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Bates College, and is a graduate of Columbia University’s Developing Leaders Program.  Liz has also served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and has served on the board of College Access Consortium of New York (CACNY).  Liz resides in Bronx, NY with her family.

Dr. Tanya A. Hills joined Fairfield County’s Community Foundation in 2022. As Director, Learning & Evaluation, Dr. Hills is responsible for managing the learning and evaluation practices of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.

Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Dr. Hills began her career at Lawyers Without Borders, where she developed, implemented, monitored, and evaluated research, measurement, and evaluation plans for international rule of law programs and provided data-driven strategic direction to the efficacy and fidelity of programs, curricula and trainings.

She is an applied Research & Evaluation professional with fifteen years of expertise in leveraging research and evaluation methods to improve learning, strategic planning, and strategic decision-making. Dr. Hills is a published author; her research is focused on evaluation capacity building. In practice, Dr. Hills leverages research and evaluation to help mission-based organizations achieve measurable social change.

Dr. Hills received a Doctorate in Health Education from A.T. Still University, master’s degree in Public Policy & Law from Trinity College and bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Bard College.