David J. Hopkins
President and Chief Executive Officer
In January 2019, David Hopkins became the 8th President and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Greater Hartford. The former CEO of Primary Care Health Services, Inc. (PCHS) headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, moves to Connecticut after leading the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Western PA, with a $12MM budget, 150 employees throughout the organization’s nine medical, four dental, seven healthcare for the homeless and one (1) family support service centers.
Prior to joining PCHS, David operated an independent consultancy, Capital Solutions for Community ReInvestment (CSCRi). Passionate about culture, systems, and resources aligning to achieve operating excellence, he provided strategic management, community relations, finance, business development and community engagement consulting. Before venturing into entrepreneurship, David was a Senior Vice President at PNC Bank where he structured bond, treasury management and capital markets deals to finance projects for public entities in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland; led the community development bank for Western PA, Eastern OH and West Virginia; and managed critical project initiatives as an internal consultant to the C-suite executives.
David earned a BA in Economics from Guilford College, in Greensboro NC and his MBA is from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. After successfully completing and defending his comprehensive exams in the summer of 2018, he is an All But Dissertation candidate for a Ph.D. in community engagement, advocacy and policy from Point Park University.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Guilford and president of the Josh Gibson Foundation Board of Directors. He is also a youth teacher at his church, coaches little league baseball, and is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
David and his wife DeVona have four children.
Urban League of Greater Hartford is the 66th affiliate of the National Urban League, whose mission is to reduce economic disparities in our communities through programs, services and educational opportunities. Founded in 1964, the Urban League is a community based, not-for-profit organization.
2022-2023 Executive Committee Officers
Chair -Jonathan Roberts - President and Chief Executive Officer, Hudson Valley Credit Union
Vice Chair - Brian Foley, Town Manager, Tolland County
Treasurer - Elissa Eddie - Senior Vice President / Key Private Bank
Secretary - Shornda H. Cadore, Senior Director, Global Business Development, Pratt & Whitney
President - David J. Hopkins, President & Chief Executive Officer, Urban League of Greater Hartford
2022-2023 Board of Directors
Wes Alexander - Vice President of Workforce Solutions
Rev. Dr. Michael Bailey - Co-Pastor, The First Cathedral
Eric Blumenthal - Senior Market Development Executive, FEDEX Corporate Services
Shornda H. Cadore - Senior Director of Global Business Development, Pratt & Whitney
Christopher Clarke - VP Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch (Bank of America)
Elissa Eddie - SVP Sales Leader, Key Private Bank
Earl Exum - President of International Aero Engines, AG (a Pratt & Whitney joint venture company)
Brian Foley - Town Manager, Tolland County
David J. Hopkins - Chief Executive Officer, Urban League of Greater Hartford
Nichole Hughey, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Sirius XM
Julia Marquis - Senior Legal Counsel, Aetna/CVS
Stephen F. Marshall, II - Tax Director, AAA Northeast
James Michel - Chief Executive Officer, Access Health CT
Renee Coleman-Mitchell - Chief Strategist- Academia, Government and Healthcare Ready Global
Luz Holmes - Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator, New Britain Housing Authority
Johnathan W. Roberts - President and Chief Executive Officer, Hudson Valley Credit Union
Laura Soll-Broxterman - President, Laura Soll Public Relations, LLC
Urban League Staff
President & Chief Executive Officer
Human Resources, Coordinator
Consultant & Grant Writer
Adult and Community Education
Youth Development Manager
Youth Program Support Specialist
Workforce Development Coordinator
Economic Enrichment Program Manager
Senior Housing Counselor
Foreclosure and Rental Assistance Program Manager and Housing Counselor
Health and Wellness
Stronger Families, Stronger Future Outreach Specialist
Hartford Healthy Start Outreach Specialist