Michael Cancilliere

President & CEO’s Message

November 15, 2021

Dear CO-OP Community,

I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve as CO-OP’s new CEO and am looking forward to building upon Joyce Faria’s legacy of dedicated care and compassion towards the individuals, staff, and families we serve.

To that end, I want to take a moment to say a special thank you to Joyce Faria for all of her amazing work in helping to make CO-OP what it is today. Her work over the years with individuals and staff has created an atmosphere of respect and excellence, and on a more personal note I want to express my gratitude for her graciousness and generosity with her time and knowledge as it has helped me learn more about CO-OP and will ensure that we can continue to move forward as a community.

I have dedicated my career to supporting individuals and families and am excited to be able to continue that mission as part of the CO-OP team. Every individual and family we support and each member of our staff places their trust in CO-OP as an organization and a community.

At CO-OP this trust is the foundation of our relationships with each of you and will remain our focus as we move forward. While we continue to grapple with uncertain times related to the pandemic and social issues, I truly believe CO-OP can continue to set an example of how people who are dedicated to the ideals of compassion, empathy, and support can make a difference in the lives of people and the communities around them.

Thank you,
Michael Cancilliere, LMHC, MBA
President & CEO

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