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Staff

The Cape Cod Foundation has a committed staff of two full-time and five part-time professionals.

Kristin O’Malley

Kristin O’Malley

President and CEO
Kristin was promoted to President and CEO in January 2017.

Dara P. Gannon

Dara P. Gannon

Director of Programs and Donor Services
Dara was promoted to Director of Programs & Donor Services in January 2018.

Nancy Coyle

Nancy Coyle

Operations Officer
Nancy first joined The Cape Cod Foundation team as a volunteer in 2012, and then in 2013, was named the Foundation’s first Operations Officer.

Jamie Ghetti

Jamie Ghetti

Finance Officer
Jamie joined The Cape Cod Foundation as Finance Officer in 2011.

Maura K. White

Maura K. White

Office Manager
Maura joined The Cape Cod Foundation staff in 2004 after moving to Cape Cod the prior year with her two daughters.

Joanna Christopher

Joanna Christopher

Marketing and Communications Officer
Joanna joined the Cape Cod Foundation as its Marketing and Communications Officer in 2017.

Tracy Kramer

Tracy Kramer

Director of Operations
In January 2019, Tracy Kramer was selected as the Foundation’s first Director of Operations.

Board of Directors

Officers

The Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers representing the rich diversity and broad interests of our community. They provide the leadership to conduct the business affairs of the Foundation. They are all community leaders, chosen for their sensitivity to and knowledge of Cape Cod’s needs. One of their primary tasks is to ensure that the assets of the Foundation are well managed and fund earnings are used appropriately. In addition to exercising leadership to promote the welfare of our community, the Board is responsible for awarding grants. Board members also serve on committees to guide specific areas of Foundation endeavors.

Dr. Sharon Nunes

Dr. Sharon Nunes

Chairman
Sharon retired from IBM in 2012 after spending 28 years in several areas of IBM’s businesses.

Ramani Ayer

Ramani Ayer

Vice Chairman
Ramani Ayer is a former Chair of the Hartford HealthCare Board of Directors and current Board member.

Larry Thayer

Larry Thayer

Clerk
Larry has served as the President/Executive Director of Cape Abilities.

Mark Quinn

Mark Quinn

Treasurer
Mark spent his professional career as a CPA, primarily as a partner in the assurance practice of Ernst & Young.

Directors

Henry R. Holden

Henry R. Holden

Immediate Past Chairman
Hank joined The Cape Cod Foundation Board of Directors in 2012.

Jacob F. Brown II

Jacob F. Brown II

Jake is Chairman Emeritus of North American Management Corp., a wealth management and private trustee firm in Boston.

Elliot Carr

Elliott Carr

Elliott came to Cape Cod as a community banker after 17 years in Boston. Improving the entire community became an important part of his job as a banker.

Paul Houlihan

Paul Houlihan

Paul has extensive experience in organizational management and administration, international negotiations, and community-based program development.

Patricia Meservey

Patricia Maguire Meservey

Pat served as Salem State University’s 13th president from 2007 to 2017.

Lisa J Oliver

Lisa J. Oliver

Lisa J. Oliver brings thirty-plus years of experience in financial services to the Foundation—and to The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.

Carmen Fater

Carmen Patricia Fater, MD

She says her work and volunteer experience have given her an in-depth view of Cape Cod life and she is proud and privileged to now serve on board of The Cape Cod Foundation.

Lisa Sherman

Lisa Sherman

Lisa grew up on Cape Cod. After practicing law in Boston for 8 years, she joined the Orleans law firm of LaTanzi, Spaulding & Landreth in 2000 and became a Partner in its Trust & Estates Department in 2003.

William Trachsel

William Trachsel

Bill moved to Chatham upon his retirement from United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in 2007.

Founders

John P. English*

Donald B. Foresman*

Mary K. Morgan*

James H. Rice*

S. Murray Rust, Jr.*

William C. Snow

* Deceased

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Together, we have invested more than $75 million in grants and scholarships in the Cape Cod Community. For good.

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