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In the news: Michael A. Vance

In the news: Michael A. Vance
Michael A. Vance

The Central Boston Elder Services Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Michael A. Vance as its new chief executive officer, noting that Vance embodies the passionate commitment to serving those in need, demonstrated leadership experience and deep knowledge of non-profit operations needed to lead the organization to the next level in its important work.

Since 1974, CBES has provided high quality, responsive, supportive services and programs to the elderly and disabled in need of health and human services in Boston. The organization seeks to reinforce the dignity and worth of individuals, acknowledge and respect cultural, gender and other differences, and serve the community with vision and integrity. CBES is located at 2315 Washington Street in Dudley Square, Roxbury.

Beverly Ann Rock, CBES Board President, said the board is delighted to welcome Vance to CBES and anticipates that he will build on CBES’ solid foundation.  “We know the vital contributions Michael has made to the Boston community and our most vulnerable neighborhood residents during his years at Action for Boston Community Development,” she said. “We are very fortunate to now have the benefit of his strategic vision and outstanding program development skills here at CBES.”

A Dorchester resident, Vance grew up in Mattapan and joined ABCD as an Assistant Director at the Mattapan Family Service Center in 1993. He was soon promoted to ABCD Director of Field Operations. In 1999, he became Vice President of Field Operations, responsible for 14-17 Boston neighborhood sites, supervising directors and operations managers. Many of the sites provide elder services programs ensuring hot meals for seniors, assistance with housing and health care issues, fuel aid, tax assistance and more.

He also supervised ABCD’s Community Coordination, Housing and Homelessness departments with responsibility for several department budgets; oversaw the annual toy drive/Adopt-a-Family program and represented ABCD on multiple community boards; implemented creative staff development programming.

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