At the Spark! Gala, Vision and Pathways honors volunteers and companies that have brought their time and talent to the organization and for the positive impact on the youth.

The 2019 Honorees will be:

Claire Calandra
Dedicated Volunteer

We are proud and honored to thank Claire Calandra for 10 years of dedicated service on the Visions and Pathways Board.

Claire L. Calandra was a member of the Board of Directors for Visions and Pathways for 9 years, during which time she served on the Scholarship Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, and most recently, as President of the Board. She currently is a member of the Visions and Pathways Advisory Council, and was instrumental in bringing together the strategic alliance between Visions and Pathways and the International Youth Organization of Newark.

From 2002 until 2016, Claire served as the founder and principal of The CLC Group, specializing in both strategy and corporate training. During that same time period, in addition to her consulting work, she was a Clinical Associate Professor at Rutgers Business School, teaching management and strategy classes in the US and internationally in Rutgers’ undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs.

From 1997 to 2002, Claire was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TyCom, Ltd, a $2.5 billion publicly traded undersea telecommunications company. From 1983 to 1997,  she worked at AT&T in various positions including Chief of Staff to the Vice Chairman, and Chief Counsel of two of AT&T’s businesses, AT&T Submarine Systems and AT&T General Business Systems. Prior to that, she worked at both the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office as a Senior Trial Attorney and Chief of their Special Investigations Unit, and as a Deputy Attorney General in the NJ Attorney General’s Office.

Claire has a JD from Rutgers Law School and a BA from Douglass College, the then women’s college of Rutgers University. She currently lives in Princeton with her husband of 46 years, and has 2 grown daughters and 5 grandchildren.




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Bausch Health Companies Inc. is a global company whose mission is to improve people’s lives with our health care products. We develop, manufacture and market a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health.