Our Recent Placements

Our Executive Transitions team is hard at work matching candidates with organizations. Here are their recent placements.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Board of Trustees has named Briann G. Greenfield, Ph.D. as the Stowe Center’s new Executive Director. Greenfield will begin her new position on June 18, following Katherine D. Kane who will retire May 11. A program center and tourist attraction, the Stowe Center attracts people from all 50 states and 20 countries to take inspiration from Harriet Beecher Stowe whose words changed the world with her 1852 anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. In addition to those who visit, the Stowe Center annually engages online with more than 300,000 people from countries around the globe including Pakistan, Argentina, India and the United Kingdom. Learn more.

Women’s League Child Development Center

Karen Lott has been appointed Executive Director of Women’s League Child Development Center (WLCDC), effective March 5, 2018. WLCDC was founded in 1917 to meet the needs of migrant and immigrant families. Today, as a recognized leader and provider of quality childcare, WLCDC operates a child development center for over 200 infants, toddlers, preschoolers and schoolagers in Hartford, CT. Learn More.

Coastal Humane Society

Following a national search, the Board of Directors of the Coastal Human Society and Lincoln County Animal Shelter have named Trendy Stanchfield as their new Executive Director, effective January 2, 2018. The organization began as a volunteer-run shelter 65 years ago, and now stands as one of the largest animal shelters in Maine. In 2016, Lincoln County Animal Shelter of Edgecomb came under the management and ownership of Coastal Humane society, increasing the capacity of the facility and offering access to additional resources available through the larger shelter. Learn more.

Berkshire Natural Resources Council

Jenny Hansell has been announced as the next president of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC), effective February 5, 2018. Hansell succeeds Tad Ames, long-time President of over 15 years. BNRC stewards nearly 22,000 acres of conservation land, including approximately 50 miles of hiking trails. Learn more.

American Institute for Architects – CT Chapter

On January 15, 2018, Gina Calabro assumed the role of Executive Director of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute for Architects (AIA CT). AIA CT serves the architectural profession, encourages design excellence, and works to improve society through a concern for the quality of the built and natural environments. Learn More.

Domestic Violence Crisis Center

The Board of Directors at the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) has welcomed their next Executive Director, effective December 20, 2017. DVCC is committed to promoting the fundamental right of all individuals to be safe in their personal relationships. Learn More.

Vietnamese American Initiative for Development

Kim Thai, Board Chair of the Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID), is excited to announce Lisette Le as the next Executive Director, effective January 3, 2018. For over 20 years, VietAID has provided comprehensive economic development programs and services to the Fields Corner community of Dorchester. Learn more.

National Conference for Community and Justice

The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) is pleased to announce Cynthia Martin as the next President and CEO following the retirement of their long-time leader, effective January 1, 2018. NCCJ is a human relations organization that promotes inclusion and acceptance by providing education and advocacy while building communities that are respectful and just for all. Learn more.

Generations IncorporateD

Wes Enicks has been appointed Executive Director of Generations Incorporated, effective October 25, 2017. Driven by the desire to work with community partners and facilitate pathways out of poverty, Wes demonstrates a strong commitment to literacy, leadership, and overall organizational goals. Generations Incorporated strives to improve the literacy of young children, advocating literacy as the key to academic success and pathway out of poverty. Learn more.

Alternatives for Community and Environment

The Board of Directors at Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE) has welcomed Dwaign Tyndal as the next Executive Director, effective October 2, 2017. Located in Roxbury, Massachusetts, ACE is a membership organization building the power of communities of color and low-income backgrounds to eradicate environmental racism and classism, create healthy, sustainable communities, and achieve environmental justice. Learn more.

Country Dance and Song Society

Following a national search, the Board of Directors of the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Kathryn Tarter German as CDSS’ new Executive Director, effective September 5, 2017. CDSS is an education and arts service nonprofit for dancers, musicians, singers, callers, and organizers, specializing in dances, music, and songs from English and North American traditions. Learn more.

SPACE Gallery

Kelsey Halliday Johnson was selected as the next Executive Director of SPACE Gallery, effective August 9, 2017. SPACE is a nonprofit organization located in Portland, ME that supports contemporary arts projects, champions artists, and encourages an open exchange of ideas. Learn more.

South Africa Partners

On May 1, 2017, Dr. Judy Ann Bigby assumed the role of Executive Director of South Africa Partners.   With the goal of unlocking South Africa’s fullest potential, South Africa Partners builds mutually beneficial partnerships between the United States and South Africa, with a specific focus on health and education. Learn more.

The Theater Offensive

Harold Steward, former Manager of the South Dallas Cultural Center and Founder of the Fahari Arts Institute, has been recently announced as the Managing Director for The Theater Offensive, effective June 1, 2017. For over 25 years, The Theater Offensive has presented the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives in art through groundbreaking workshops led by members of the LGBTQ community. Learn more.

Schools for Children

Schools for Children, Inc. is excited to announce Dr. Paul Stein as the next Executive Director, effective July 1, 2017. Schools for Children’s mission is to create and manage schools and educational services that serve as powerful and persuasive role models for other schools, districts, and educators seeking to similarly serve the diverse educational needs of children. Learn more.

The Children's Center

The Board of Directors of the Wolfeboro Area Children’s Center has named Teri Ann Cox as the next Executive Director, effective July 1, 2017. The Children’s Center strives to enhance the well-being of families and communities by meeting the developmental and educational needs of children through childcare and family services. Learn more.

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

Karla Fortunato was selected as the next President of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP), effective May 1, 2017. Ms. Fortunato is a proven leader with a strong vision of how to mobilize the power of philanthropy to effect positive change.  CCP is an association of grant makers committed to promoting and supporting effective philanthropy for the public good. Learn more.

Interval House

The Board of Directors of Interval House welcomed Mary-Jane Foster as the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 16, 2017. Interval House is dedicated to providing comprehensive domestic violence services to prevent and break the cycle of family and intimate partner abuse. Learn more.

Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program

Following a national search, the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program (CPEP) announced Dr. David Beam as CPEP’s new Executive Director, effective November 15, 2016. CPEP seeks to ensure underrepresented youth in Connecticut are encouraged to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through greater exposure to content and learning opportunities. Learn more.

Hyde Square Task Force

Effective August 22, 2016, Hyde Square Task Force welcomed Celina Miranda as the new Executive Director. HSTF empowers youth to enhance their own lives by developing the skills needed to succeed and become committed change-makers. Learn more. Learn more.


Board Chair Will Kilbreth was pleased to announce that Heather Davis has been named Executive Director of Learningworks effective in the fall of 2016.  LearningWorks provides the best learning opporutnities in Maine for at-risk youth, the immigrant community, and low-income families. Learn more.

Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Effective August 1, 2016, Linda Burton assumed the role of Executive Director of the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. The Cambridge Center for Adult Education is a self-supporting nonprofit organization providing community members with the opportunity to explore their interests and nurture their talents and potential. Learn more.

Earlier placements

  • 4H Education Center at Auerfarm
  • Academy of the Pacific Rim
  • Access Strategies
  • Adolescent Consultation Services
  • American Family Therapy Academy
  • Asian American Hotel Owners Association
  • Boston Workers Alliance
  • Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
  • Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut
  • Children’s Friend
  • Community Builders
  • Creative Arts Workshop
  • Creative Work Systems
  • CT News Project
  • Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation
  • Fenway Community Development Corporation
  • Franklin Park Coalition
  • HartBeat Ensemble
  • Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Maine Initiatives
  • MARC, Inc. of Manchester
  • Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
  • Massachusetts Psychological Association
  • MassEquality
  • Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell
  • National Tour Association
  • New Economy Coalition
  • New England Air Museum
  • Northern Berkshire Community Coalition
  • Operation Fuel
  • Philadelphia Charters for Excellence
  • Project Hope
  • Riverfront Recapture
  • Service Women’s Action Network