Jeannette DeJesús, now special advisor to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on healthcare reform, was a founding member of the Board of Directors of The Connecticut News Project, publisher of The Connecticut Mirror. DeJesús, who has a degree in social work from New York University and a degree in public administration from Harvard, previously worked as vice president for strategic alliances at the Connecticut Hospital Association, a job she took in the fall of 2010. She spent eight years at the Hispanic Health Council, where she served as president and CEO. She also previously served as executive vice president of the National Conference for Community and Justice, and program coordinator at St. Vincent’s Hospital’s rape crisis program in New York.