Press Release: CO-OP ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT & CEO JOYCE FARIA

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 2, 2018

CO-OP ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT & CEO

North Dighton — CO-OP announced today that Joyce Faria has accepted the position of President & Chief Executive Officer. Joyce has been with CO-OP for 37 years, most recently as the agency’s Chief Operating Officer. According to CO-OP Board Chairman Raymond Pelote, “Joyce has been a driving force behind CO-OP’s culture and mission of supporting all people with developmental and other disabilities with respect and dignity as CO-OP provides opportunities for meaningful participation in areas of personal pursuit.”

After interviewing numerous highly-qualified candidates, the Recruitment Committee and the Board of Directors determined there is no one more qualified and more able to lead CO-OP into the future than Ms. Faria. Under her mission-driven leadership, CO-OP is continuing to expand its reach and scope of services – while still ensuring that its programs achieve the highest levels of licensing, certification and accreditation. According to Pelote, “Joyce is ever-diligent in maintaining the highest quality of care and in remaining committed to individualized and meaningful services to the people CO-OP supports. She is respected by all of us on the Board of Directors, her senior management team, and CO-OP staff. Her strengths and strategic planning skills will serve CO-OP well in an ever-changing social services environment.”

According to Ms. Faria, “This is an exciting time of change and growth for CO-OP. I am deeply gratified by the support the Board and CO-OP staff have shown and look forward to meeting the challenges of 2018 and beyond.”

About CO-OP
CO-OP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting local citizens with developmental and other disabilities, including brain injuries, in a variety of residential and day programs, employment supports, and clinical services. Founded in 1972 and currently serving approximately 300 individuals and family members in Southeastern Massachusetts, CO-OP’s mission focuses on individualized services and community participation. For more information, go to www.co-op.cc.

For more information, contact:
Jeanne Connolly-Horrigan
jconnolly@nullco-op.cc

455 Somerset Avenue
North Dighton, MA 02764

508-824-1717 X107 (phone)
508-822-0919 (fax)