Ms. Homer-Bouthiette, a Massachusetts native, is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Clark University, receiving her BA in psychology there in 1981. She went on to earn a masters degree in social work from the University of Connecticut in 1986, with a concentration in policy and planning and a minor in community organizing.
Ms. Homer-Bouthiette has more than 20 years' experience in the executive as well as legislative branches Connecticut government, working in public administration, policy analysis, staff development, organizational development, contract negotiation, and social welfare planning. The range of her professional experiences stretches from a critical role in shaping Connecticut's Fatherhood Initiative to coordinating statewide economic development strategies through the federal Community Services Block Grant Program, developing public-private coalition-based community partnerships to reduce youth violence and substance abuse to interagency efforts to maximize federal revenue.
She has served as the statewide director for the Commission's family civics initiatives since 2004.