Just Who is in Charge at Cape Cod Child Development?

Missed corporate filings and change of officer forms sow confusion...

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".

Cape Cod Child Development's Varying Lists of Officers/Directors
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
Director       Paul Niedzwiecki
Director       Stephanie Abdina

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.


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