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William Charles Powanda, American health services company executive.


Powanda, William Charles was born on May 22, 1940 in Derby, Connecticut, United States. Son of William Charles and Henrietta (Modz) Powanda.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Quinnipiac College, 1968.


Foreman Uniroyal Inc., Naugatuck, Connecticut, 1963-1967. General foreman Seamless Inc. division Dart Industries, New Haven, 1967-1969, material manager, 1969-1971. Systems analyst Barden Corporation, Danbury, Connecticut, 1971-1972.

Owner, manager Rita Personnel Agency, Bridgeport, 1972-1974. Sales consultant Kerite Corporation, Seymour, 1974-1975. Director public relations Griffin Hospital, Derby, 1975-1980.

Vice president Griffin Health Services Corporation, since 1980. Chairman grant committee Office for Substance Abuse Prevention, United States Public Health Service.


Member Connecticut Senate, 1972-1974. Officer, member Citizens Engine Company, Seymour, since 1968. Chairman Seymour Board Ethics, 1972-1973.

Member Seymour Board Tax Review, 1970-1972. Corporator Valley United Way, Ansonia, Connecticut, 1976-1989. Officer, board directors Valley Cablevision Advisory Council, Seymour, 1980-1989.

Board directors American Red Cross, Ansonia, 1980-1982, Valley Substance Abuse Action Council. Member policy issues committee Sacred Heart University, Bridgeport. Trustee emeritus past president Sterling Opera House Foundation.

Member advisory council KatherineMatthies Foundation. Member Coalition for Healthy Cities and Communities in the United States. Coordinator committee chairman Healthy Valley 2000.

Member Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Valley Advisory Committee. Chairman Valley Regional Economic Development Committee. Member Public Relations Society of America, American Hospital Association, New England Hospital Public Relations Association (Connecticut delegate), American Hospital Association Public Relations Society, Valley College of C. (chairman, board directors 1978-1986, gold seal award 1980).


Married Glynis Lovegrove, June l2, l97l. Children: Matthew William, Christopher Willard.