Mary Pat C. Healy
Mary Pat was named Executive Director in February 2010. Prior to joining BCAC, Mary Pat served as the community relations and government liaison for AT&T. A native of Bridgeport, she has a passion for the well-being of Bridgeport’s children and families and the issues that have long engaged members of the BCAC coalition.
Community Advocate / Organizer
A Bridgeport resident, Mory has worked on the HUSKY health program since its inception, and she also chairs the Community Task Force. She is an active member of the Community Health Workers Association and also serves on the Board of Directors at Southwest Community Health Center.
Ashley R. Blanchard
Public Policy and Research Analyst
Ashley is a political social worker who has worked on a variety of focuses ranging from homelessness advocacy to health care disparities. Ashley has a broad range of duties including analyzing policy, grant writing, conducting research, group facilitation, and leading this year’s State of The Child in Bridgeport report. Ashley has a passion for human rights and social justice.
Magaly Cajigas was born and raised in New Haven. She has worked in the nonprofit field for more than ten years and has her Master’s in Public Administration. In her role as Operations Manager for BCAC, she is in charge of management for overall office and staff needs. Prior to BCAC, Magaly worked for United Way of Greater New Haven and Housatonic Community College Foundation.
Amina Seyal Communications Assistant
As a Public Ally AmeriCorps member, Amina is serving as BCAC's Communications Assistant. She has worked with survivors of human trafficking and continues to advocate for local and international crises. With stories and photographs, Amina is putting a face to the resiliency in Bridgeport. She also works to strengthen and expand social-emotional learning and civic engagement workshops.