Leon Bailey

Second Vice President

Leon Bailey is currently employed at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. He has a record of starting and directing innovative community-based programs. His work with nonprofits includes starting the first family planning clinic for men in the state of New Jersey and starting one of the first community-based alternative programs for incarceration for children in New Jersey and in the country. In the private sector, Bailey was a partner in the optical industry with the franchising chain American Vision Centers and served as Vice President of Franchising. He was instrumental in developing the operational processes that led to the success and ultimate sale of this company. The growth of this company led to its purchase by Pearl Vision Centers. Bailey was Vice President of Human Resources for Dianon Systems in Stratford, an anatomical laboratory specializing in the diagnosis of cancer. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University in Psychology, a Masters in Public Administration from New York University, a Masters of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry.