Young Leaders Advisory Council

Vision & Mission 

YLAC will ensure that young professionals with an interest in Greater Hartford will know the value of Hartford Hospital, commit themselves to its success, and engage others to help the hospital continuously improve the health of those who live in the region and beyond.  YLAC will be respected for the knowledge, skill, compassion and dedication of its members to Hartford Hospital.


To enable young professionals in the Hartford community to serve as ambassadors for Hartford Hospital y offering educational, networking, philanthropic, and volunteer opportunities.


Programs and Opportunities

Members of the Young Leaders Advisory Council (YLAC) enjoy the camaraderie of serving as ambassadors for Hartford Hospital by organizing and attending educational, networking, philanthropic, and volunteer events throughout the year. YLAC events and engagement opportunities include:

Leadership Conversation Series & Lunch and Learn Programs

YLAC Breakfast 2010Once a year YLAC members and Hartford Hospital and Hartford HealthCare leadership come together for breakfast and an open discussion about a range of topics. The members-only event is an opportunity for YLAC members to give hospital leaders feedback and for hosptial leadership to discuss the healthcare system’s role in the community and the industry.

YLAC members also have the chance to meet with hospital board members and hospital leadership during the course of the year to discuss topics such as board service or current healthcare topics.  3-4 Lunch and Learn Programs are held on campus with a Hartford Hopsital leader (e.g. Administrator, Clinician, Corporator, Community Partner).


Spring Into Action

YLAC Check Presentation to Labor and Delivery July 2015YLAC’s signature fund-raising event is Spring Into Action. Held in the spring each year, the event benefits a chosen hospital program voted for by YLAC's Executive Committee members. In 2017 YLAC presented a check for more than $25,500 to Hartford Hospital’s Grace S. Webb School at the Institute of Living to assist in the purchase of a student outreach service vehicle. The money was raised through ticket sales, a silent auction, and donations. A special thank you to our many generous sponsors!