Just who is in charge at Cape Cod Child Development?
According to the most recent corporate documents at the Secretary of State's office, Matthew Bresette is still President, Anne Colwell is still CEO and someone named Mark Hogan is CFO. We know that Mr. Bresette resigned from the board last spring after he ran into trouble for misappropriating client funds at his law firm. Ms. Colwell left the agency according to an August 3, 2018 press release. A recent federal report on the Cape Cod Child Development (CCCD) Head Start program stated that the agency had been without a CFO for months and was using a part-time consultant as CFO, so we assume Mr. Hogan is no longer there.
The CCCD website appears to be more up-to-date, however the info on file with the Secretary of State is the official body of record. The board of directors listing includes Sheryl Walsh as President and Matt Quitmeyer as Treasurer. Staff-wise, the August 3rd press release lists Nancy Sorbo as "Interim Agency Director". Ms. Sorbo was previously in charge of the agency's enrollment programs - an area which came under criticism by the Administration of Children and Families (ACF) after an unannounced visit and review this past summer where investigators found records indicating some families had not been properly screened for income eligibility. The agency is currently advertising for a Controller and also for a "Director of Head Start and Preschool".
|Position||Business Entity Summary||Change of Officers 2/2018||2016 Annual Report||CCCD Website 12/17/18|
|President||Matthew J. Bresette||Matthew J. Bresette||Matthew J. Bresette||Sheryl Walsh|
|Treasurer||Sheryl Walsh||Sheryl Walsh||Sheryl Walsh||Matt Quitmeyer|
|CEO||Anne Colwell||Anne Colwell||Anne Colwell|
|CFO||Mark L. Hogan||Mark L. Hogan||Mark L. Hogan|
|Clerk||Christine Johnson-Staub||Christine Johnson-Staub||Christine Johnson-Staub||Dave Chase|
|Vice President||Christine Johnson-Staub||Christine Johnson-Staub||Christine Johnson-Staub||Sally Fogerty|
|Director||Matthew J. Bresette||Matthew J. Bresette|
|Director||Sheryl Walsh||Sheryl Walsh||Sheryl Walsh|
|Director||Christine Johnson-Staub||Christine Johnson-Staub||Christine Johnson-Staub|
|Director||Marissa Noble||Marissa Noble||Marissa Noble||Marissa Noble|
|Director||T. Berry Brazelton||T. Berry Brazelton||T. Berry Brazelton|
|Director||Matthew Quitmeyer||Matthew Quitmeyer||Matthew Quitmeyer||Matt Quitmeyer|
|Director||Dave Chase||Dave Chase||Dave Chase||Dave Chase|
|Director||Sally Fogerty||Sally Fogerty||Sally Fogerty||Sally Fogerty|
|Director||Mike Pierce||Mike Pierce||Mike Pierce||Michael Pierce|
|Director||Tammy Glivinski||Tammy Glivinski||Tammy Glivinski|
|Director||Robert Rice||Robert Rice||Robert Rice||Robert J. Rice|
|Director||Bill Payne||Bill Payne||Bill Payne|
|Director||Sharon Hawkins||Sharon Hawkins||Sharon Hawkins||Sharon Hawkins|
Massachusetts non-profit corporations are required to file an annual report, due November 1st of each year. The last annual report on file for CCCD is for the period ending November 1, 2016. It was filed by Anne Colwell on August 30, 2017 - nearly ten months after it was due. No annual reports are showing for 2017 or 2018 in the Secretary of State's database as of 10 a.m. on December 17, 2018.
Apparently no change of officers form was filed with the Commonwealth after Matthew Bresette resigned and the board reorganized.
With the many deficiencies and items of non-compliance cited by the ACF's Head Start investigators, it's hardly a surprise to see a confusing package of corporate information such as observed here. That said - parents, donors and the public have a right to know "who's in charge" at an agency facing profound administrative and program challenges.