Jason Jakubowski

MPA, 2001

Vice President of External Relations, Hospital for Special Care


Jason Jakubowski is the Vice President of External Relations at Hospital for Special Care (HSC). He is responsible for all government, community, public and media relations, its Foundation, and the Manes & Motions Therapeutic Riding Center. He works closely with civic leaders, members of the media, and elected officials at all levels on a variety of fiscal and non-fiscal issues.

Prior to joining HSC, Jason worked as the Director of Corporate & Community Development at Charter Oak State College, where he still teaches courses in Political Science and Public Administration. He also serves on the adjunct faculty at the Central Connecticut State University.

A New Britain native, Jason holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Connecticut. He was elected twice to the New Britain City Council and served two terms as City Treasurer. In 2012, he served as one of Connecticut’s seven Presidential Electors for Barack Obama.

Jason serves as Chairman of the Board at Community Health Resources, Secretary of the Board at Leadership Greater Hartford, and he serves on the boards of both the Middlesex County and Greater New Britain Chambers of Commerce. In 2010 he served on the Transition Team for Governor Dannel P. Malloy, and in 2008 he was named one of the region’s “40 Under 40” by the Hartford Business Journal.
Jason currently lives in West Hartford with his wife and five children. He is an avid supporter of the West Hartford Public School System and a longtime coach with the West Hartford Youth Baseball League.

About Hospital for Special Care

Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is one of the five largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospitals in the United States and the nation’s only long-term acute-care hospital serving adults and children. HSC is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders (including ALS research), spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure as well as diagnostic, assessment and consulting services for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.

Located in New Britain and Hartford, CT, HSC operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England on a not-for-profit basis. For the latest news and information, please visit www.hfsc.org, and follow them on Twitter @HospSpecialCare.

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