The COVER Board is excited to announce that Bill Neukomm will be joining COVER as its new Executive Director on April 25, 2016. Bill spent his formative years as a community organizer in the Oakland, CA, area and as the founding Executive Director of Chelsea Neighborhood Housing Services improving housing conditions for low income families in Chelsea, MA. Bill has a passion for working with volunteers, renovating homes, and creating lasting organizations that can make a difference in our lives.
The search committee was chaired by Sarah Simonds and consisted of four board members, a former board member and a former staff member. Using a deliberative and consensus-driven process, Bill emerged as the right person to lead COVER’s existing programs and staff and to seek new opportunities for growth. Rob Schultz will remain on staff at COVER until April 29 to help with the transition. A big thank you to Rob for all of his contributions to ensure that the transition will be seamless for the staff, board and the wider community.
Bill and his wife, Sally, are in the midst of renovating their home in Reading, VT. They are excited to become part of the Upper Valley community. COVER will be organizing several events where the community will be able to meet Bill. We hope you can join us to give them a warm welcome!