Community Services reorganizes development team, and names Jan Hatchard new donor relations manager


Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) has announced that Jan Hatchard has rejoined the agency in a newly created position of donor relations manager. According to a press release, Ms. Hatchard’s hiring comes on the heels of a board-approved development restructuring plan that aims to meet the goals of growing major gifts, cultivating new donors, and managing the image of the organization to attract a broader base of support.

Ms. Hatchard is a nonprofit development professional with more than 30 years of experience in the field, eight of those years (2000-2008) as the director of development and communications at MVCS. Ms. Hatchard comes with a wealth of experience, most recently in Philadelphia as director of development at Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, where she established and staffed the first on-site development office for the organization. She brings a passion for the creative process within fundraising, and an interest in philanthropic trends.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Jan back to MVCS,” said Victor Capoccia, president of the board of directors at MVCS, in a press release. “Jan was instrumental in establishing a development office for the agency during her initial tenure, and brings a deep-rooted understanding of our history and a vision for the future of MVCS.”

As part of the development office reorganization, Nell Coogan will be transitioning into the role of director of operations and community relations. In her new position, Ms. Coogan will be responsible for the development of new programs and initiatives for MVCS, including the so-called “Red House” crisis stabilization unit, the Island Wide Youth Collaborative (IWYC), and the Veterans Outreach Program. Ms. Coogan will continue in her role overseeing community relations.

Continuing to work closely with Ms. Coogan and the development team will be Mary Korba, in a newly created position of communications and web content manager. Ms. Korba’s role will focus on meeting the goals of expanding community presence and managing the image of the organization, with emphasis on branding and unification of all programs. Rounding off the team will be Jessica Rogers, who joined the agency in December as development associate and events coordinator. Ms. Rogers will be responsible for the coordination of MVCS special events, including the Possible Dreams Auction and biannual Electronic Disposals Day.

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