FSC Board of Directors Announcement

Brenda and Kerin at State House

   After nineteen years serving at the helm of The Falmouth Service Center (FSC), Brenda Swain will be retiring at the end of August 2020, announced Cathy Kligler, President of the Board of Directors.  “Brenda has been an incredible leader and a visionary and we are so grateful for her outstanding service to this organization,” said Kligler.  “Brenda will be honored by FSC and the Board later this year for her extraordinary contributions and leadership. Brenda’s exceptional leadership of FSC over these last two decades has been characterized by her compassion for clients, volunteers, community partners, and staff; by her tireless commitment and dedication to the entire community; and by her passionate determination to lead from the heart. Her impact in our community has been extraordinary!”
   The FSC Board also was thrilled to announce that they have appointed Kerin Delaney as the new Executive Director of the organization beginning on September 1st.  Kerin is currently serving as the Acting Executive Director while Brenda is out on an extended medical leave. 
   Kerin joined the Falmouth Service Center in 2009 as the organization’s first Deputy Director and worked closely with Brenda to grow the organization over the last eleven years.  FSC is a multi-service agency working to provide a safety net for families in need.  They now have 600 volunteers and fourteen programs, including the new thriving and active Hand in hand Thrift Shop, which supports the work of FSC.
   The Board expects a smooth transition as Kerin continues her leadership role.  “Kerin has done a tremendous job over the last year and has seen the organization through incredible challenges; including a renovation and most recently the pandemic, when her team had to swiftly pivot the way it delivered services in order to meet the needs of our community,” said Bob Antonucci, a member of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Governance Committee. 

   Kerin has an extensive background working in the nonprofit sector including work with victims of domestic violence and homeless families.  She began her career serving for two years in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Philadelphia and San Francisco. She also has worked in Boston and London, where she was the Deputy Director of an organization that assisted expatriates.

   Kerin has lived on Cape Cod with her family since 2001 and has served as President of the Board of the Woods Hole Child Center; a volunteer and a mentor with Falmouth Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS), co-chair of the Human Services Committee, as well as other volunteer work.

   Kerin has her Master’s in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management with a focus on non-profit management.  She also has her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Fairfield University. 

   “I am honored to lead this exceptional organization.  Brenda Swain has been an extraordinary mentor to me and I am thrilled to be able to continue the integral work that all of our staff and volunteers do in our community everyday ” said Delaney.