Our Team

John Brannelly, Regional Director of Development for Metro New York

John Brannelly joined The Clearity Foundation in 2020 as Regional Director of Development for Metro New York, based out of Fairfield, Connecticut.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit health sector with a focus on fund development and integrated marketing communications, Brannelly brings a wealth of experience to Clearity. He is also completing his degree requirements for a Master of Public Health (MPH) in New Haven.

John is focused on expanding Clearity’s presence on the East Coast primarily in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey within the philanthropic community and engaging donors to further our mission. He previously did a similar job for his alma mater, St. Bonaventure University, establishing a Manhattan based office in 1999, a position which still exists.

John serves the communities he lives in with distinction. He is a member of the Fairfield Fire Commission helping oversee the town’s $14 million fire department. He served as a City Council Member in his hometown of Bridgeport, CT for eight years from 1991-2001. While living in San Diego from 2003-2016, he served on the boards of AFP, PRSA and the SDDC.

John is passionate about women’s health as the kid brother to six older sisters. John’s mother was widowed when he was 12 years old and she died of cancer of unknown origin in 2009.