Betsy Delgado has been selected to serve as vice president, mission and education initiatives for Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Inc., leading the organization’s efforts to help individuals and families access education, employment and health services. Delgado resides in Carmel with her husband and two children.
“Few people can match Betsy’s compassion, acumen and results,” President and CEO Kent A. Kramer stated.
Delgado joined Goodwill in 2011 as executive director of The Excel Center, Goodwill’s high school for adults. In two years, she managed The Excel Center’s growth from one site to nine. The school now has 11 sites and 3,000 students enrolled in central Indiana.
Prior to joining Goodwill, Delgado worked with state education and workforce development leaders to revise the funding and program structure for adult education. She was an early adopter of managed enrollment, career pathway development and programming to bolster student education and employment outcomes.
In 2013, Delgado began serving as vice president of mission advancement. She oversaw statewide expansion of Nurse-Family Partnership, the nationally recognized, home-visitation program for low-income, first-time mothers. Under her leadership, Goodwill has received millions of dollars to bring the program to six counties, increasing health care access and improving health outcomes for participants, with a capacity to serve nearly 1,200 families by 2018.
A graduate of University of North Dakota, Delgado earned a bachelor’s degree of English and Education.
“I’m excited, and I’m grateful to Goodwill leadership for continuing to have confidence in me,” Delgado stated. “I see a tremendous opportunity to unite our mission and education teams around a common vision, resulting in greater support and outcomes for individuals and families. Our staff has great enthusiasm for their work. I can’t think of better people to work with, nor a better organization to work for.”