Over the fall, CAPE board and staff worked together to hire and welcome an interim executive director to lead our small but mighty team during Anjali’s parental leave.
Some of you might have already been in contact with Raissa Marks since she started with CAPE in December to ensure a smooth transition. As of the new year, Raissa confidently stepped into her new role after an impressively successful fundraising campaign for which we raised over $100,000 this past month! Thank you for your continued support; we knew we could count on our wonderful community to set Raissa and our team up for a successful year at CAPE.
We are pleased to welcome Raissa aboard the CAPE team. With over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, she joins us with a wealth of advocacy leadership expertise from her time as executive director of the New Brunswick Environmental Network and she comes to CAPE from the Canadian Community Economic Development Network where she was responsible for policy and government relations. In the weeks that we have spent undertaking this transition, Raissa has demonstrated impressive strategic, analytical, and organizational capabilities. Transitions can be difficult, and there will always be some bumps in the road, but we are full of optimism for what CAPE will accomplish in 2022.
We are excited to move forward in this new year, we wish you the very best for 2022 and will continue to keep you updated throughout the year.
Dr. Joe Vipond, President, on behalf of the CAPE Board of Directors