Yale University

Cándida Flores

  • Executive Director, Family Life Education, Inc.
  • Member, Community Research and Implementation Core, CIRA
(860) 231-7744


Candida Flores is a human service administrator with over 30 years of experience in the non-profit, government, and corporate sectors. She has dedicated most of her career to serve low-income, underserved populations with a focus on service to women and children.  Candida worked at the Hispanic Health Council for over 13 years, serving as the Council's CEO from 1987 to 1993. After the Hispanic Health Council, Candida served as Assistant to Governor Lowell P. Weicker for Urban Affairs from 1993 to 1995. During this period, she was instrumental in the development of the Puerto Rican/Latino Affairs Commission as well as in securing state funding for various community-based organizations throughout the state, particularly youth service organizations and organizations serving people with AIDS. After leaving the Weicker administration, Candida moved to Puerto Rico for a few years. While in Puerto Rico, she became the Executive Director of the Caguas Downtown Development Corporation, an economic development organization; and founded INCORE, a housing service organization.

Upon her return to Connecticut in 2000, Candida served as Chief of Staff for the Mayor of New Haven. In 2002, at the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies, she served as Director of EPS and later as Interim President and CEO. She is currently the Executive Director of Family Life Education Inc., and organization serving children and families in the Greater Hartford area for over 22 years.

Candida has received numerous awards from various local and national organizations in recognition to her dedication and commitment to serving communities in need.