Nancy Kingwood

Deputy Director of HIV Services
Bridgeport, CT

“Leadership is having the ability to meet people where they are and facilitate a positive change.”


A woman of African descent, Nancy Kingwood has experienced the effects of racial and health disparities in her family as well as the devastating impact in the greater community.  “Health disparities is not a black or white problem, it is a human problem that can be addressed by creating an informed and empowered community,” says Kingwood.

Currently Kingwood holds two degrees in human service and a master’s degree in human service administration from Springfield College in Massachusetts.  In addition she is a graduate of the Women of Color Leadership Institute, has a certificate in Pastoral Care, and is a graduate from the Black Ministries Program at Hartford Seminary.  She is an associate minister at Mount Aery Baptist Church and has worked in the area of HIV/AIDS for almost 20 years.

When not at work, Kingwood enjoys spending time with her husband, three married daughters and eight grandchildren.  She loves to read, travel and play volleyball