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Successful Executive Transition

December, 2007

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the East Boston Ecumenical Community Council we thank you for your continued support, and share with you the success of our leadership transition process.

On the summer of 2007, the Board was recruited and hired Frank Ramirez, a candidate in the original executive leadership transition process. Frank came to the United States from Nicaragua and has a deep understanding of the immigrant experience.  Frank began work in early August.

The Board and staff feel fortunate to have the benefit of Frank’s experience. He has worked in several nonprofit leadership positions and brings to EBECC an impressive array of management skills. He has an MBA from the University of Southern New Hampshire and two Bachelors of Science degrees. Frank began his career in the United States in Human Resources.  His skill in administration led him to be the Associate Director and later CEO at two health centers, one in Lawrence, MA and the second in Tulsa, OK.  Next Frank played the leading role in turning around a smaller organization, The Literacy Center in Attleboro, MA. His winning strategies to build community and media support were innovative and led to a successful fundraising campaign that included foundations, the United Way and individuals.

We wholeheartedly welcome Frank to the East Boston community. We hope you will create the opportunity to welcome him as well. 

The entire Board and staff of EBECC thank you for your support. We look forward to sharing with you our successes and working with you in supporting immigrants during this highly politicized and publicized focus on immigration in the United States.



William A. Horne
President, Board of Directors


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Immigration counselor assists client. 


ASPIRE participants complete homework assignments in the computer lab.


GOALS member visits legislators to talk about the in-state tuition bill.


A family enjoys a Parents Committee outing.   

United Way of Massachusetts