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Hyannis

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM 
Hyannis Country Club
1840 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA  02601
United States
PO Box 39, Hyannis, Ma 02601
 
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Kristin O’Malley is the current Executive Director of The Cape Cod Foundation. As Executive Director, a
role she assumed in 2013, Kristin is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, developing
resources and partnerships, setting strategic direction with the Board, and identifying, creating and
implementing program initiatives to ensure the Foundation’s mission is fulfilled. Kristin began her tenure
with The Cape Cod Foundation in 2004, transitioning from program officer to manager of community
investment services before assuming her leadership role.
Kristin has been involved with many local community groups, including the Cape Cod Young Professionals;
Barnstable County Council for Children, Youth, and Families (now the Community Network of Cape Cod); the
Youth Council of the Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board; the Community Leadership Institute of Cape
Cod & the Islands (Class of 2004 and Board Member 2004-2008); and the Middlebury College Alumni
Admissions Program. Kristin is a member of the Board of Directors for Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and
Islands, serves as a judge for the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s Excellence Awards, is a Trustee of the
Joshua A. Nickerson Society, and a volunteer for St. Pius X School. She has presented on grantmaking topics for
various groups and has served as a spokesperson for local and national publications and media outlets in the
area of philanthropy.
Kristin, a native Cape Codder, holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA in Nonprofit Management from
Suffolk University. She was named one of the 2012 “40 Under 40” leaders by Cape & Plymouth Business
Magazine. She lives in West Barnstable with her husband and two young children.
 

 
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.
 

 
Beth Marcus has the official title of Business Manager at Cape Cod Beer, but wears many hats at Cape Cod’s original microbrewery.  When she and her husband Todd washed ashore in 1998, they dreamed of opening their own brewery.  In 2004 that dream became a reality!  Beth has been with Cape Cod Beer since its inception – when it was just an office in the basement of the Marcus house.  While she worked full time outside of the business for the first two years (mostly for health benefits for her family), she joined the company officially in 2006, and adopted the title of Business Manager – because there was no great way to describe all the stuff she does around the brewery – including finances, marketing, retail and so much more.  A technologist by training, economist by education and plate juggler by necessity, Beth is somehow involved in every aspect of Cape Cod Beer that does not involve the actual making and packaging of the beer.  That she leaves to her husband, Todd.  As the mother of a 12 year old business, two teenage boys (16 and 18 years old), two cats and a 8-year-old “puppy”, she does so with much passion and NOT much sleep.  A lover of all things local, when not working on or in her family business, she is working to help promote local business and support local charities that make up the community that she so deeply loves.
 

 
AMT Student Retention Specialist, Miles Tranchina - Miles has been in aviation maintenance technology-education for over 11 years plus 4 years as a public school teacher and 1 year as a case manager for the Department of Children and Families.  Miles has held Director positions in Student Services and Career Services.  His main responsibilities here at CCCC will include recruiting prospective students, assisting existing students' needs both academic and personal, and assisting graduates with FAA testing and career placement.
 

 
Since March, 2010, Andi Genser has proudly served as the Executive Director of WE CAN, a Cape Cod organization that empowers women to achieve lasting, positive change. Prior to her move to Cape Cod in 2008, Andi worked in the Boston area in a wide range of nonprofits that support children and families. In all of these roles Andi brings her passion for social justice, commitment to working in collaboration with others and focus on providing participant-centered services. Andi is a parent, grandparent and loves cycling the roads and bike paths of Cape Cod.
 

 
 
 
 
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