Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS), the Island’s umbrella social services agency, announced that Jan Hatchard has rejoined the agency in the newly created position of donor-relations manager. The decision to hire Ms. Hatchard 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, according to a press release.
Ms. Hatchard is a nonprofit development professional with more than 30 years of experience in the field, and from 2000 to 2008 was the director of development and communications at MVCS. Most recently she was director of development at Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, where she established and staffed the first on-site development office for the organization.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Jan back to MVCS,” Victor Capoccia, president of the board of directors at MVCS, said. “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. We are very lucky to have her on our team.”
“I couldn’t be happier to be back here in this community,” Jan Hatchard said. “I learned so much that I’ve brought back with me from my time at the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance. I’m grateful for the opportunity to join this dedicated team and inspired to be reunited with MVCS during this exciting time of growth for the organization.”
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 coming on line 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.
“Nell is a tremendous asset to the organization,” said Julie Fay, executive director at MVCS. “In her new role as director of operations and community relations, she will be vital in both launching and sustaining the growth of the new programs and initiatives we have in the works.”
Mary Korba will fill the newly created position of communications and web content manager. Her 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, according to the press release announcing the changes.
Jessica Rogers, who joined the agency in December as development associate and events coordinator, will be responsible for the coordination of MVCS special events, including the Possible Dreams Auction and biannual Electronic Disposals Day.