Director’s News

Press Release

June 10, 2015

Corey We are pleased to announce that Corey Gagnon has joined Community Alliance of Human Services as Executive Director. He has a graduate degree from the University of Southern Maine and has worked in transportation for most of the last decade. He was most recently Operations and Logistics Manager at Regional Transportation Program in Portland, Maine, where he was responsible for all para-transit operations and was instrumental in establishing a fixed route system.

Gagnon steps into the position following the departure of Interim Executive Director Liz Chipman. “It has been my privilege to work with the Board of Directors and staff of Community Alliance since coming on board as Interim Executive Director in May 2014.  I am very honored to have been part of the important work of this agency and to get to know so many others working and living in Sullivan County. Now it is time for a permanent Executive Director to take the helm and lead this agency forward,” says Chipman.

The Board has accomplished a great deal in the past year leading to Gagnon’s arrival: a comprehensive evaluation of all of the agency’s programs, service delivery and community impact; development of a three year strategic plan, and implementation of the first steps in that strategic plan.

“We are extremely fortunate to have someone with Corey’s experience step into this leadership role,” said Chris Kebalka, Board Chair. “Corey’s depth of knowledge in public transit and strong leadership style will be a great benefit to our agency and to the communities of Sullivan County.”

“I’m excited for the opportunity to develop transportation and other services that will positively impact the residents of Sullivan County,” says Gagnon. “I’m passionate about building transportation systems to break down the barriers for the people who have no access to transportation and thus no connection to vital medical services, shopping or social interaction. I will be working hard to forge relationships and develop community partners to positively grow and expand our impact in Sullivan County.”

 

Rolf E. Olsen, Secretary on the Board of Directors of Community Alliance of Human Services.

Director of Community Engagement
Valley Regional Hospital
243 Elm Street
Claremont, New Hampshire 03743
(603) 542-1836  |  Rolf.Olsen@VRH.org