Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Community Action Agency of Somerville is trying to move forward, and protect its federal funding, after a damning financial audit. It has hired an interim executive director to turn things around.
The former director of the non-profit Community Action Agency of Somerville racked up over $28,000 of personal charges on the agency credit card at clothing stores, online retailers, restaurants, supermarkets and elsewhere, according to a financial audit released Friday. The agency runs Head Start programs for over 350 kids in Somerville and Cambridge and a variety of services for low-income residents. The audit, presented to the Community Action Agency of Somerville and the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development at a meeting on Friday, shows the former executive director, Kimberly Smith-Cofield, made $28,614.91 of credit card purchases from December of 2010 to June of 2012 at places like Nordstroms, CVS, PetSmart, …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Kat Rutkin replaces Joe Grafton as the organization's executive director. She has a background in economic development, urban planning and non-profit management and recently worked in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Friday, July 6, 2012
It looks like Somerville Local First, a group that supports and promotes independently owned Somerville businesses, has found a new executive director to replace Joe Grafton, who stepped down earlier this year. According to an announcement sent by the organization, Kat Rutkin will officially step into the role on July 16. Rutkin previously worked as executive director of a neighborhood business improvement district in Brooklyn, N.Y., the announcement says. Here's the announcement sent by the local business organization: Somerville Local First, a nonprofit network of locally-owned, independent businesses, community based nonprofits, artists and community members working to build a sustainable community and an economy that is local, green …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Thomas Colligan will helm the Somerville non-profit.
Ed. note: The following was sent by the Elizabeth Peabody House. The Elizabeth Peabody House's previous executive director, Selvin L. Chambers III, left that role to become executive director of The Food Project.: The Elizabeth Peabody House Board of Directors has named Thomas M. Colligan as interim Executive Director of its 116-year-old non-profit. He assumes his position on Monday. “We’re excited about Tom leading the organization until a new executive director is selected,” said Board President John H. Sanders, Jr. “Tom brings over 30 years of senior non-profit leadership experience, and we are lucky to have him at the helm.” Colligan came to the Board’s attention by way of Third Sector New England, a consulting group that provides …