Yarmouth - Nearly five years after it was founded, Flower Angels USA has its first-ever executive director, Kristine Callahan, who has more than two decades’ worth of experience in the private sector and nonprofit health care and senior advocacy field.
“As we approach our five-year anniversary in 2019, we are excited to have Kristine lead our organization, not only to celebrate all that we have achieved, but to help us look toward the future,” said Flower Angels USA Founder Suzanne Carter. “She brings a wealth of knowledge of the health care industry and most importantly care and compassion for those we serve.”
Callahan, who began her new role on November 1, was selected by the nonprofit’s Board of Directors following an extensive search and selection process.
She will be responsible for overseeing the vision, growth, and day-to-day operations of a nonprofit that is dedicated to uplifting spirits and relieving loneliness by delivering repurposed flower arrangements and moments of kindness to elderly and disabled residents in Cape Cod nursing homes, senior living communities, and hospice care.
“In today’s society, Flower Angels’ work is more important than ever,” Callahan said. “You can never share too much kindness, especially with those who need it most. I look forward to finding ways for Flower Angels to expand its impact and partner with more businesses, like-minded agencies, and individuals so we can let kindness bloom in all corners of the Cape.”
Since arriving at Flower Angels, Callahan has seen the power of its work firsthand, helping deliver arrangements to veterans in facilities from Bourne to Provincetown, and all points in between, in advance of Veterans Day.
Callahan’s previous work includes executive sales roles with Senior Living corporations. Over the past two years, Callahan has worked as the Cape & Islands Advisor for 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors, becoming a valuable local resource to seniors and their loved ones. She will continue her work as an advisor while directing Flower Angels’ next phase of development.
A board member of the Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod, Callahan is a Certified Senior Advisor and Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has called Cape Cod her home since 1999 and currently resides in Cotuit.