Rob Michalman

Rob Michalman

Hartford Workforce Leaders Academy, Class of 2017-18, Economic Opportunities Program

Program Manager, Chrysalis Center, Hartford, CT

Robert Michalman is a Program Manager with the Chrysalis Center, Inc. located in Hartford, CT. The Chrysalis Center is a private, nonprofit, CARF accredited socially innovative multiservice organization. It has been operating in Connecticut’s capital city for more than 41 years, serving individuals and families living in the State of Connecticut. The Chrysalis Center provides services focused on case management, supportive housing, recovery services, community connections, veteran’s services, community reintegration, and employment services.

Rob has worked within the social service/nonprofit industry for more than 15 years. Prior to his current role, he worked as a Case Manager, a Clinician, and Manager/Director of several different programs, all with some level of focus on employment. Currently, he oversees the operations of three programs, including a transitional housing and employment program, an employment program for individuals on parole, and a career-focused employment and research initiative serving residents in Hartford’s federally designated Promise Zone. Rob is an active member of the Greater Hartford Reentry Council (GHREC), Lead Organizer of two successful Greater Hartford Reentry Employment and Resource Fairs, a graduate of the Middle Management Academy at the National Council for Behavioral Health in Washington, DC, and was awarded a certificate in Supervisory Excellence from the University of Hartford in 2013. He is also the Chairperson of the Social Services Commission for his hometown in CT.

Rob Michalman is a member of the Hartford Workforce Leaders Academy, Class of 2017-18, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at