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HKYFS Chooses New Executive Director, Tyree Hughey

Submitted by Laura Shipman, HKYFS

(August 9, 2022) — Haddam-Killingworth Youth and Family Services is thrilled to announce the selection of Tyree Hughey as its new Executive Director.  His official start date with the agency was August 8, 2022 and he has jumped right in by getting to know the Board of Directors and staff in the office. Tyree grew up locally in Portland and Middletown.  He played football at Xavier High School and at Villanova University, where he earned his BS in Health Services before returning to Connecticut and earning his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Connecticut.  His career has been focused on providing opportunities for children and families around our state to, “Be the hero of their own song.”

Tyree has significant experience in creating, implementing, managing and assessing programs; developing, leading and motivating teams; and identifying and solving problems.  These were all assets the Board felt met the needs of our agency.  Tyree has established a strong network both with state representatives, elected officials and business partners throughout the state.

During the search process Tyree was described as an individual who “enlightens, educates and motivates” youth and who works to create environments where people are comfortable asking for help.  Tyree shared that he looks forward to learning about our community and exploring what the data tells us are our “growth opportunities.”  He looks forward to building partnerships and helping to rebuild our agency’s offerings to best support our youth and our families.

One of Tyree’s first official roles as Executive Director will be to help the Board hire a new Prevention Coordinator and Clinical Coordinator in order to return our counseling services to capacity.  At this time, HKYFS services are available for children and families, but may temporarily include referrals out to other resources until our Clinical Director is in place.


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