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Newly created role to focus on expanding community-based programming for seniors

(Brookline, MA) The Board of Trustees of Goddard House is pleased to announce the appointment of Candace Cramer as its first CEO.  Goddard House is a non-profit operating a high-quality assisted living community and creating innovative programs for greater Boston residents as they age. In this newly-created role, Candace will collaborate with the Goddard House Board in developing and implementing additional community-based programming and strategic partnerships.

“The Board has spent several years laying the groundwork for this enhanced ability to fulfill our mission; with the addition of Candace as the leader of these initiatives, we can move forward in a sustainable way,” said Alexandra Schweitzer, Chair of the Board of Trustees.  “Goddard House Assisted Living is already known for its creative programs for seniors and we look forward to expanding our reach.”

As CEO, Cramer will lead the design, development and implementation of strategic new initiatives, including community partnerships, to enrich the lives of seniors in greater Boston.  She will assist the board in building the infrastructure necessary to support organizational growth, as well as provide guidance on programs and best practices.

“This is an exciting opportunity to find creative ways to empower older adults to thrive,” said Cramer.  “I look forward to working closely not only with the board and current Goddard House Assisted Living management, but with the larger community to ensure that we are developing programs that truly enhance the lives of our region’s seniors.”

Cramer’s career has been focused on leading non-profits that provide creative, person-centered programing and services.  She most recently served as Chief Executive Officer at RHAW/Sophia Snow Place, a senior living community; she has also held leadership positions at Ascentria Care Alliance and CNC Nonprofit Consulting.  A graduate of Albion College, she holds both a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in non-profit management from University of Cincinnati.

Goddard House has a long history as a leader in developing and offering programs which support seniors in living engaged lives.  Growing the Farm, Opening Minds through Art, and Camp Memory Connections are among the signature programs which offer opportunities for the residents of Goddard House Assisted Living and the surrounding neighborhoods to continue to grow and contribute to their communities.