Joyce Faria

Interim President’s Message

While we have certainly heard the phrase “lazy days of summer,” that may not apply to the Summer of ’17 for all of us at CO-OP. We are truly entering a new era filled with excitement, new projects, and growth.

This June, we wished a fond farewell to Bill Corbett, our President and CEO for the past 28 years. There is no doubt Bill will be missed, but we imagine his retirement will be filled with good health, much happiness and many sunny days on the golf course.

After my own two decades of service as CO-OP’s Sr. Vice President & COO, I appreciate the confidence the Board has shown in me as I step into the role of Interim President and CEO. I am honored to take this on and will strive to meet the high expectations of all in the CO-OP community. During this interim period until Bill’s replacement is found, we will continue to carry out CO-OP’s mission with dedication and diligence. We take great pride in providing the individuals we support with the exceptional services they have come to expect.

This website, the CO-Operative Advantage newsletter, and our digital news, will give you a glimpse of the great things CO-OP does each and every day. Together, all of us at CO-OP are proud of this work and happy to share it with all of you.

In the coming months, there is exciting growth coming to CO-OP. In addition to the individuals who moved into a new home opened in Marion, we are in the process of more residential service development in the Wareham area. We will also be establishing an Acquired Brain Injury Day Center in Taunton; and were recently certified to provide a number of new services to individuals with brain injuries.

Personally, I want to thank all of you for your support, your generosity, and your continued involvement in CO-OP.


Joyce Faria, Interim President & CEO