DANBURY, Conn. – Regional Hospice and Home Care President and CEO Cynthia Emiry Roy was recently named a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, an international group of leaders from the business and nonprofit sector under age 45 from 130 countries.
Members of YPO are peers who share in common the achievement of success at an early age, a commitment to learning as a lifelong adventure, and a desire to connect authentically in an environment of trust and confidentiality.
Roy is only one of only a few women in the YPO’s Fairchester Chapter encompassing Westchester and Fairfield Counties. She was the force behind the Center for Comfort Care & Healing that opened in Danbury in February of 2015. The center is a 12-bed, private patient suite, state of the art, in-patient, specialty hospice facility with amenities for families to stay with loved ones—the first of its kind in Connecticut. Since the center’s opening last year, Regional Hospice has cared for more than 850 patients and their families from Connecticut and nine other states.
“It's an honor to be part of such a prestigious group of young presidents whose experiences are vast. We all have so much to learn from and teach each other. I have learned so much building our dream of an in-patient center, and I am so pleased to be given the opportunity to be part of an amazing group of innovative thought leaders,” said Roy.
“I have known and worked with Cynthia for over five years. Her leadership, her vision, her passion for her work and her character are all impressive beyond measure. She will surely be a terrific addition to the YPO,” said Chairman of the Regional Hospice and Home Care Volunteer Board of Directors John Royce.
The Young Presidents’ Organization was founded in 1950 by manufacturer Ray Hickok who, at 27, inherited his family’s 300-employee company in New York. Today the YPO provides 24,000 peers and their families with access to educational and networking experiences designed to support their business, community and personal leadership.