Paul Mounds Jr. '07

Paul Mounds Jr. serves as vice president of community and corporate alliances at Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS), where he is responsible for cultivating and enhancing partnerships between YNHHS and key community-based stakeholders. Mounds began his career in the public sector, where he worked for two decades, first with the Office of U.S. Congressman John B. Larson and later with the Offices of Senator Richard Blumenthal and then-Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy. After working as vice president of policy and communications for the Connecticut Health Foundation, he served as chief operating officer for the State of Connecticut and deputy chief of staff, and later as chief of staff, for the Office of Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, the position he held before joining YNHHS.

Mounds earned a B.A. in political science from Trinity; during his time as a student, he took part in the Legislative Internship Program and played varsity football, earning multiple honors including being named All-Conference. As an alumnus, he previously served on Trinity’s board as the Funston Trustee, on the Trinity College Alumni Association Executive Committee, and as a member of the Trinity Club of Hartford.

Mounds serves on the Governor’s Prevention Partnership and as a visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government. He was born in Hartford, raised in East Hartford, and currently lives with his son in Wethersfield, Connecticut.