From Middletown Press article by Cassandra Day on 11/23/18
New leader of Middletown organization: Everyone deserves respect, dignity
MIDDLETOWN — The motto of St. Vincent de Paul Middletown is “meeting needs, offering hope” and it’s something new Executive Director Ethel Higgins is eager to continue.
Higgins, who joined the agency Nov. 5, grew up in the New Haven area, relocated from North Carolina, after leaving her job as regional director of the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh in Greenville, S.C. After working there for more than a year, and being in the south for nearly 13 years, Higgins sought a return to New England to be closer to family
Higgins spent a decade as director of disaster preparedness and case management for Catholic Charities Atlanta. Higgins, a trained jazz singer, also served as child health director for the Georgia state Department of Public Health in Macon, and regional director of the Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities in Lowell, Mass. (Read full Middletown Press article)