WHO WE ARE
Aurora Community Connection Family Resource Center seeks to empower individuals and families that reside in Aurora and Denver by increasing access to health, education and wellness through a variety of programs and services.
Our center aims to foster an inclusive space, one that is welcoming to all local families.
Develop the capacities of families and promote social equity!
Foster healthy, interdependent communities by recognizing and engaging people’s capacities
Chris Gattegno, Executive Director
Chris joined the Board of Directors of Aurora Community Connection in 2018 and served as Secretary of the Board for 2 years. After the founder’s retirement in 2021, he held the position of interim Executive Director during 2022 before being appointed as the current Executive Director in April 2023.
With several decades of Leadership and Human Resources experience including 15 years at the executive level, he has considerable experience in dealing with complex people issues and in shaping business strategy while attracting and retaining talent. A native of France, Chris earned his MBA at the University of Wisconsin and went on to work for various multinational corporations in increasingly more responsible positions throughout his career. He has worked and lived in all 4 continental US time zones as well as in Asia, Australia and Europe and traveled extensively throughout the world.
As an immigrant, Chris has had first-hand experience in trying to adapt to a new culture and knows the difficulties of overcoming language barriers and prejudice, and of accessing services. He is driven by a strong sense of justice and compassion and believes wholeheartedly in empowering people to help them achieve their life goals.
When he is not working, Chris most enjoys exercising (running, biking, hiking and skiing) and spending time with his two young adult sons.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets monthly to ensure that Aurora Community Connection is effective, viable and sustainable. In 2019, the Board is focusing on expanding ACC’s marketing and outreach efforts, planning fundraising activities and revising the organization’s strategic plan.
Community Advisory Board
The Community Advisory Board is a group of local representatives who meet monthly to discuss emerging community interests and needs. The insight and expertise of Community Advisory Board members informs ACC’s program development and strategic planning.