Bill Baccaglini President and CEO of The New York Foundling

As President and CEO, Bill has overseen the expansion of The Foundling, reduced the charity’s operating deficit by $7.5 million, implemented policies and procedures that have resulted in the organization securing national accreditation and expanded the charity’s foster boarding and prevention programs. He has led the push towards Evidenced-Based Practices in The Foundling’s programs, increasing the effectiveness of service delivery for the people we serve, and enhancing The Foundling’s role as an industry leader. Prior to coming to The Foundling Bill spent more than twenty years in New York State government, developing programs and policies directly impacting children, youth and families. He was instrumental in the creation of the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OFCS) in Albany, where later he served as Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development. In this role, he oversaw the agency development of a new model for funding foster care services in New York State and led the agency’s initiative to expand mental health services in child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Bill holds Master Degrees from both the State University of New York at Albany and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Brockport.