Tri-County Community Action Announces New CEO

Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., announced today that the board of directors has chosen a leader to succeed current Chief Operating Officer Robert Boschen, Jr., who is leaving the organization in January 2018.

Sandy Alonzo, Chair of the Board of Directors, announced that Tri-County CAP has promoted current Chief Operating Officer Jeanne Robillard to assume the role of CEO as of January 6th, 2018.

“Along with 20 years of institutional history, Jeanne brings a strong commitment to TCCAP’s mission, a solid understanding of the communities we serve, and a clear vision for the future of TCCAP.” said Alonzo. “The board has been impressed with Jeanne’s work as COO and looks forward to working with her in this new role. We believe she is the right leader to continue the momentum and progress the agency has made and to lead the Agency toward new opportunities for growth and sustainability.”

Ms. Robillard has served Tri-County CAP for over 20 years as a program director, division director, and most recently, chief operating officer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human services, is a nationally certified Results Orientated Management and Accountability implementer and is a candidate to receive national certification as a community action professional. She has served her community as an elected or appointed official since 2006, most notably as the chair of the Bethlehem Board of Selectmen, and is a graduate of the Tillotson Learning Community 2016 Cohort.

“This is an exciting time for Tri-County CAP” said Robillard. She added that during the tenure of Boschen, the agency strengthened its financial position and worked diligently on strategic planning for the future of the organization.

“We’ve shown that we can pursue our mission, deliver high quality services to the public, and still live within our means. Our role in the community includes being good stewards of public and private funds and reflecting that in the delivery of our programs. We have a dedicated staff, board and the support of community stakeholders,” she said. “I’m looking forward to serving TCCAP in the role of CEO and leading the agency in this next chapter of our growth.”

Boschen said,” “I observe the work that TCCAP does for the community, 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 TCCAP — to bring financial and organizational stability. With the team we have, 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 my remaining few months continuing our work and preparing the organization for a smooth transition. Jeanne is a great and natural choice given the better place where the organization is headed.”

Jeanne Robillard new TCCAP CEOJeanne Robillard new chief executive officer at Tri-County Community Action Program. (COURTESY PHOTO)