Bill Baccaglini has led The New York Foundling since 2003, moving one of the oldest and largest child welfare organizations in the country to the forefront of issues affecting at risk children and families.
Bill was one of the early proponents of Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs), and The Foundling is now a global leader in the field, utilizing EBPs to achieve better outcomes for families and lending its expertise to other states and countries. He has made education a centerpiece of The Foundling’s focus – based on the belief that, after ensuring health and safety, education can have the greatest impact on a child’s future. And, he has overseen a significant expansion of The Foundling’s Developmental Disabilities programming.
Prior to coming to The Foundling, Bill spent more than 20 years in government and was instrumental in the creation of NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OFCS) in Albany, where he later served as Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development.