Jennifer Muggeo

Supervisor, Administration/Finance, Ledge Light Health District
Groton, CT

Leadership is not about having the power; it is about growing yourself and everyone with whom you come in contact.

While her career path has focused on financial management, technology and administrative systems, Jennifer Muggeo always pushed boundaries to become involved in different operational aspects of the workplace. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany. Her career track brought her to Connecticut and her present position at Ledge Light Health District where, she says, she has “learned about public health and racial and ethnic health inequities.”

Muggeo’s father taught her that everyone is equal and should not be judged by the color of their skin, but after completing a People’s Institute Undoing Racism training she understood that many institutionalized systems create unfair conditions for people of color and those living in poverty. Now, Muggeo is teaching her own daughter that she has access and privilege that some friends are denied because of the color of their skin. She adds, “Being part of the Health Leadership Fellows program and starting my master’s in public health are the latest and most exciting steps on my journey and my involvement in a grassroots movement to battle health inequities.”