Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Congratulations to CCICSW Commissioner Stefanie Coxe!

From today's Cape Cod Times:

Human services agency names Coxe director

HYANNIS — A local organization which supports low to moderate income residents has hired a new executive director.
Stefanie Coxe, a district representative of U.S. Rep. William Keating for nearly three years, was chosen to hired to lead the Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands Inc.
Coxe, a Cape native and graduate of Barnstable High School, had served on the organization's board for a year and a half before taking the top spot.
"I'm really passionate about the agency," Coxe said.
The Hyannis-based organization advocates and provides services or resources in several different areas including affordable housing and health care, childcare services, living wages and elder support.
For example, the organization hold financial literacy classes and gives free tax return support and runs Missy's Closet, a Hyannis pantry that provides clothes, diapers and emergency food. It runs a voucher program to help residents in need pay their rent.
Kristina Dower, director of the career center program at Career Opportunities was interim director of the Community Action Committee since last June.
She will serve as chief operating officer of the community action committee.
"I think she brings a tremendous amount of knowledge about area agencies, about federal and state legislators and programs," Dower said about Coxe. "I think she brings an exceedingly large amount of energy and enthusiasm."
Coxe served as policy advisor and community liaison on the
environment, health and human services & tribal relations for Rep. Keating. She previously worked for State Rep. Cleon Turner. Coxe is also on the board of directors and advocacy committee of the Cape Cod Young Professionals.
Coxe said her experience on the community action committee board helps her get started right away in her new job.
"I think it gives me a leg up and lets me dive straight into strategic planning with the board," she said.

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