Executive Leadership

Candace Cramer, President & CEO

As president and CEO of Goddard House, Candace oversees the strategic direction and operation of its prestigious assisted living residence and memory care neighborhood known for its innovative, holistic cultural and therapeutic programming.  She recently spearheaded the development of a strategic plan that focuses on maintaining operational excellence and empowering older adults to thrive.

Candace also leads the development of Goddard House Community Initiatives, a new social enterprise that is bringing participatory arts programming beyond the walls of Goddard House to diverse older adults living in Greater Boston.  Current initiatives include a collaboration with the City of Boston to launch Creative Aging Programs designed to engage older adults in art, music, dance and other forms of creative expression while also easing social isolation.

Prior to joining Goddard House, Candace served as CEO of Sophia Snow Place, a senior living community with a 165-year legacy in Greater Boston.  Previously she served as Chief Development Officer for Ascentria Care Alliance, a human services organization with over 60 programs and six senior living communities in New England.  Candace also has extensive experience in community cultural work, including program design, implementation and management.  She began her career with Deloitte, served as a senior manager on multinational engagements, and remains a Certified Public Accountant.

Candace holds an MBA and MA in nonprofit management from the University of Cincinnati and a BA in economics and music from Albion College.  She is an accomplished musician whose love of music enhances her interactions with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.

“I enjoy leading the design, development and implementation of strategic initiatives, including community partnerships, that enrich the lives of older adults. I work closely with the Goddard House board and management team to grow our innovative organization.”

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