Peg Wright The Center for Great Expectations, Founder and CEO
Achievements: After a corporate career in sales of diagnostic medical-imaging systems, founding a nonprofit, The Center for Great Expectations, in 1998 to provide care for homeless pregnant women and teenagers; raising money toward construction of two residential treatment centers for the nonprofit; serving on the board of the Somerset County Business Partnership, and as a trustee of New Brunswick Health Partners, a newly formed accountable care organization.
Education: Undergraduate studies in liberal arts and communications at John Carroll University and New Jersey City University.
Last book read: “Clinical Studies in Infant Mental Health: The First Year of Life,” by Selma Fraiberg.
What change would make workplaces friendlier to work-life balance? “We need to make it more affordable for nonprofits to provide a fair level of compensation to our employees. Nonprofits are overly challenged in providing the affordable health care and other benefits that would allow us to compete more readily with the private sector.”
What do you wish someone had told you when you were first starting out in business? “If you’re not pursuing your passion, then regroup and spend the time to find out what it is.”
Peg WrightFounder and CEO
The Center for Great Expectations
Somerset, Somerset County