Hyannis, MA 02601
The Community Impact Council is comprised of community representatives who bring specific expertise in social services, outcomes and measurement, and our impact areas of health, education, financial stability and housing. The Council is an advisory group to the Board of Directors. They are charged with: the annual review and development of social service strategies and funding priorities (Results Framework); the oversight of the work of our Impact Teams (citizen volunteers who review grant proposals and monitor the work of funded partners); and making funding recommendations to the Board that best serve the needs of the community.
Director of Human Services for Barnstable County
Elizabeth Albert, M.S. W. is the Director of Human Services for Barnstable County. Beth provides leadership on regional initiatives including the Barnstable County Health and Human Service Advisory Council and the Regional Network to Address Homelessness. In January 2015 she organized the Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council. She is responsible for several large multi-year grants including the Prevention Wellness Trust Fund, Substance Abuse Prevention, and grants from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Beth is currently enrolled in Suffolk University’s Government Leadership Certificate Program.
Prior to coming to Cape Cod, Ms. Albert resided in Philadelphia for 20 years where she was the executive director of a civil rights organization, the Fair Housing Rights Center of Southeastern Pennsylvania. In this capacity Beth worked on hundreds of fair housing cases, specializing in obtaining reasonable accommodations and modifications for people with disabilities. She has extensive experience in advocacy, program development, and is a successful grant writer.
Retired Superintendent of Falmouth Public Schools
Peter Clark retired as Superintendent of the Falmouth Public Schools in 2005 after 9.5 years in that role and 23.5 years in Falmouth as high school principal and assistant superintendent. During his tenure in education and after retirement, he served on numerous boards and committees, including Falmouth Service Center, Falmouth Human Services, Falmouth Housing Authority, Falmouth Community Preservation Committee, Cape Cod Healthcare Behavioral Health Advisory Committee, and Samaritans on the Cape and Islands, as well as being a representative at the Falmouth Town Meeting.
Financial Stability Impact Team Chair
Attorney Heidi A. Grinsell, is a former Board Member of the Cape & Islands United Way. She now serves on the Governance Committee and is the Chair of the Financial Stability Community Impact Team. She is an Associate with the Law Office of Eugene R. Curry located in Barnstable Village, Massachusetts. The firm offers legal counsel for profit and nonprofit organizations in all areas of business, from start-up to dissolution; including contracts, trademark & copyright, licensing, real estate, civil litigation, as well as personal guidance for estate planning and administrations in the Probate Court. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. She later attained a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Massachusetts, School of Law; managing to graduate Cum Laude and pass the bar while simultaneously working full-time and raising three children. She has been employed in real estate, the manufacture of major league baseballs, the lumber industry, and distribution of medical device products. She has volunteer experience as a former Emergency Medical Technician having served on an ambulance with her hometown fire department; as a former Board Member of Dream Day on Cape Cod helping to provide respite for families of children with life-threatening illness; as a foster “parent” for Friends of Plymouth Pound, aiding in the rescue and rehabilitation of cats and canines; and currently as President for the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association and as a Board Member of the Cape Cod Ski Club and Barnstable Bar Association. She was raised in the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut and currently resides in Marstons Mills.
Cape Cod Healthcare
Lisa is the Director of Community Benefits for Cape Cod Healthcare. In this role, she is responsible for directing a system-wide community benefits program and promoting positive relationships between Cape Cod Healthcare and community organizations and coalitions, task forces, public health providers and governmental agencies. Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod.
Early in her career, Lisa built her skill set in commercial real estate ventures and the hospitality industry. In 2004, she founded Building Impact, an award winning non-profit organization in Boston dedicated to increasing corporate citizenship in the small and medium business sector. Lisa has been recognized as a Social Innovator for her non-profit business ventures by the Social Innovation Forum in Cambridge and was selected a ’40 Under 40′ rising business leader by the Boston Business Journal in 2007 and Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine in 2012.
Lisa is a graduate of Harwich High School and Wheaton College. She resides in West Barnstable and is committed to building a vibrant and healthy Cape Cod through her involvement with many organizations as an advisor, volunteer and board member.
Dr. Maureen O’Shea
Director of Institutional Research and Planning
Cape Cod Community College
Maureen O’Shea is a developmental psychologist with extensive experience in teaching, applied research and strategic planning. She relocated to Cape Cod in March 2013 to accept an appointment at Cape Cod Community College as the Director of Institutional Research and Planning. A Connecticut native, returning to New England brings Maureen closer to her extended family and two children working in Boston.
Maureen holds a BA in Psychology from Princeton University and earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In addition to college faculty positions, Maureen served as the research and planning director for two “umbrella” non-profit organizations committed to public health and social services in Newark, NJ. In 2010, Maureen transferred her skills to a new role in institutional effectiveness at Delaware County Community College in Media, PA.
Maureen’s most significant volunteer work includes founding and leading a Pennsylvania chapter of the national organization Wild Ones, dedicated to native plants and sustainable landscaping. On Cape, Maureen volunteers for Horizons for Homeless Children, serves as a board member of Association to Preserve Cape Cod and on the Community Impact Council of United Way. She is an avid gardener, music and nature lover and is looking forward to exploring the Cape and becoming more connected with her new community.
Director of Community Programs
Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office
Kathy Quatromoni is the Director of Community Programs for the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office, and oversees the Diversion Program for youth under 21, and the truancy prevention program, Keep Them Coming as well as being office liaison for community collaborations. She has a background as a police officer and a police training administrator for MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, and holds a B.S. in Sociology from Northeastern University and an M.Ed. from Boston University.
Retired, Citizens Bank
Larry joined Citizens in June, 2004, bringing over 30 years of corporate banking experience. He has been a Senior Vice President in the Healthcare & Non Profit Division since October, 2006 and is now retired. He was responsible for managing and developing a portfolio of healthcare and non-profit clients primarily in Mass. but also in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Prior to joining Citizens, he spent 21 years with BankBoston/Fleet/Bank of America, most recently as Managing Director and Team Leader in the Financial Institutions Division, focusing on corporate banking relationships with insurance companies and asset managers.
Larry received his MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Connecticut and his B.A. in Administrative Science from Colby College.
Larry is currently on the Aging & Vulnerable Population Grants Committee of the Cape & Islands United Way and just completed his role on the Planning Committee for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. 100th Anniversary Gala. He is also a member of Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s Annual Awards Committee. He is a past President of the Acton-Boxborough United Way as well as a past Director of the United Way’s Northeast Regional Council. He has also been Treasurer and a Board member of Community Alliance For Youth, a non-profit agency in Acton. He currently resides in East Falmouth.