The Westport nonprofit Positive Directions has appointed Jennifer Hrbek as its new executive director. She spent the last four years at the Women’s Business Development Council where she worked on program development and community partnerships in support of female entrepreneurs throughout Connecticut. Her clinical experience includes work at Silver Hill Hospital as a residential counselor for people struggling with mental illness and co-occurring disorders.
Referring to the nearly 50-year history of Positive Directions, Hrbek said, “I’m looking forward to growing and expanding these efforts as we head into the new year and continue to build on the foundation that already exists.”
Lynn Abramson, the organization’s board president, said, “Her experience as both a clinician and an administrator, as well as her energy and enthusiasm, are the perfect combination to lead Positive Directions in this challenging climate for nonprofits.”
Positive Directions provides alcohol and substance misuse prevention and individual counseling services. The agency principally serves Fairfield, Norwalk, Weston, Westport and Wilton.