News Release

Connecticut Health Foundation Welcomes New Digital Media Manager

HARTFORD, CT – The Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) is pleased to announce Liz Reni as its new digital media manager. Liz joins the communications team to manage CT Health’s overall web and digital presence, including the foundation’s website and blog, social media platforms, and targeted campaigns.

“Liz recently moved back to her home state after working for years in New York City on global health issues and we couldn’t be happier to welcome her to our team,” said Patricia Baker, CT Health president and CEO. “Liz has a strong background in international health policy and philanthropy.  She understands how vital the use of media is to reaching and informing the audiences that are key to improving lives by changing systems,” added Baker.

Prior to joining CT Health, Liz worked at Born Free Africa, a philanthropic initiative focused on preventing the spread of HIV from mothers to their babies. As their associate director of operations and social media guru, Liz led the development of the organization’s strategic communications initiatives – breathing new life into their website and social media platforms, coordinating small and large scale events, and acting as the organization’s external voice.

“After years of working to strengthen global health systems, I am passionate about applying what I have learned to address issues facing underserved communities here in Connecticut. I think that social media is a crucial part of CT Health’s communications strategy because it creates a two-way conversation that engages diverse and influential voices in health equity solutions,” said Reni.

Liz received her B.A. in international affairs from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She and her husband live in West Hartford.



The Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) is the state’s largest independent health philanthropy dedicated to improving lives by changing health systems.

Since it was established in 1999, the foundation has supported innovative grantmaking, public policy research, technical assistance and convening to achieve its mission – to improve the health of the people of Connecticut. Over the past 16 years, CT Health has awarded grants totaling over $58 million in 45 cities and towns throughout the state.

In 2013, CT Health announced a five-year strategic plan that made expanding health equity the foundation’s central focus. For CT Health, health equity means helping more people gain access to better care, especially people of color and underserved populations. Better care includes physical, mental and oral health.

For more information about the foundation, please visit or contact vice president of policy and communications, Elizabeth Krause, at or 860.724.1580, ext. 14.