Tri-County Community Action Announces Leadership Transition
Tri-County CAP today announced that its CEO, Robert Boschen will be stepping down on January 5th, 2018.
Boschen was hired by the TCCAP in June of 2014 as the CFO. He then transitioned into the role of COO/CFO and then to CEO last year with the departure of former CEO, Michael Coughlin, who left to take the CEO position at Crotched Mountain in Greenfield, NH.
Since Boschen’s arrival, CAP has strengthened its financial position, sold off properties not related to its mission, put new policies and procedures in place, created new reporting systems to assign accountability, and paid off some old, burdensome debts while continuing to deliver TCCAP’s needed services. During Boschen’s tenure, new senior staff was hired, information technology and human resource positions were created, and plans and funding for a new Substance Abuse Disorder facility were created and obtained. Over the three year period, CAP launched a five-year Strategic Plan and TCCAP’s independent auditor, Leone, McDonnell & Roberts completed audits of TCCAP’s finances and found no material deficiencies in CAP’s financial reporting. The audit firm noted several times the progress CAP made toward fiscal health.
“I observe the work that CAP does for the community,” Boschen said. “And I respect and admire the people who do such amazing work. I see it every day. I wouldn’t be able to leave at this point if our organization hadn’t made the remarkable progress that we have. I was hired for a specific purpose at CAP. That purpose has been substantially completed so we are ready to transition to new leadership to keep the momentum going and look for new opportunities for our community. I look forward to spending the next eight months continuing our work and preparing the organization for a smooth transition.”
Sandy Alonzo, Board Chair for Tri-County CAP said, “We appreciate Rob’s contributions these last three years. We’ve grown together as a Board and senior management team, and have truly transformed the agency. We will be sad to see Rob go, but we’re happy for the work we’ve done together to rebuild TCCAP. “ The Board of Directors and Boschen are developing a plan for the leadership transition, and the Board plans an announcement with details in the near future.
“We’re meeting our mission to help people in the Northern Counties of New Hampshire move out of poverty, or keep themselves out of poverty,” Boschen said. “And in the last couple of years, we’ve shown that we can pursue our mission while living within our means. The Board and senior staff all understand that that’s what we have to keep doing. And when we do that, we’ll have a sustainable CAP that’s able to help people for many, many years to come.”
As to challenges within the current changing environment, Boschen said, “We understand the current administration’s aim and our related obligation to save money and be a steward of public and private dollars. As budgets develop, Tri-County Community Action Program hopes the human services value will be fairly balanced against those fiscal concerns for our vital programs. Part of that consideration should be the costs that are avoided by the stabilized health and well-being of those truly needy individuals utilizing it and the benefits to the communities in which they reside.”
Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., is a private, non-profit 501 (C) (3) corporation that is dedicated to improving the lives and well-being of New Hampshire’s people and communities. Formed on May 18th, 1965, we provide opportunities and support for people to learn and grow in self-sufficiency, and to get involved in helping their neighbors and improving the conditions in their communities.