With the upsurge in services provided since the spring of this year, and with the projected fall opening of the new 1,200-square-foot Food Distribution Center, the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center (CIVOC) has added three additions to its outreach team.
Mike Gleason of Centerville has joined CIVOC as Operations Manager. Gleason brings more than 30 years of logistical and management experience to his new role. He spent nearly two decades as the Chief Financial Officer at a large, west coast company as well as a national nonprofit. He is an Army veteran who served as a Medical Specialist.
Carey Dobson of Forestdale is the new Case Manager. A U.S. Air Force veteran who served as a Mental Health Tech at Travis Air Force Base and RAF Lakenheath in the U.K., she has a wide scope of knowledge and experience in the human services arena in both the military and the private sectors. She has also worked in the Cape Cod community as a Care Coordinator at a nonprofit transitional housing program.
Rebecca Hopwood joins CIVOC in the newly established role of Outreach Coordinator. A resident of Falmouth, she earned her B.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Rhode Island and an MFA in Writing for Film and Television from Emerson College.
Hopwood’s professional experience in sales, training, and customer service for a variety of industries spans two decades. Most recently she worked as an Activities Director for a 55+ independent living property, and then at an assisted living property, Heritage at Falmouth.
She directed, produced and wrote two short films and two award-winning scripts about the military.