Bruce A. Bierhans, President of Cape Wellness Collaborative (CWC) announced today that Abigail Field has been appointed new CEO of the organization, which provides funding for integrative therapies for people facing cancer on the Cape and Islands.
Field, an experienced nonprofit leader, will succeed Sarah Swain and assume her responsibilities on Oct. 18.
“I am humbled and proud to have had the opportunity to lead Cape Wellness Collaborative over the past seven years and now is the perfect time for Abby Field, with her extensive non-profit experience and passion for the CWC mission, to lead this organization into the future,” said Swain, who founded the organization. “I am so grateful to Bruce and the board for putting so much time and thought into this transition and am absolutely thrilled with their choice”.
Swain will continue to work with CWC as a volunteer and work with Field as she transitions into her new role.
Previously, Field was Associate Director at Pleasant Bay Community Boating, where she focused on offering sailing to the Cape Cod community and beyond. Field has extensive experience building partnerships within the community and has helped people of all ages increase their quality of life through sailing.
In addition to her work in nonprofit, Field is a classical pianist and has been a member of several chamber ensembles. She studied with the New York Institute of Photography and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Founded in 2014, by local musician Sarah Swain, Cape Wellness Collaborative (CWC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which provides free-of-charge integrative wellness therapies and support for anyone on Cape Cod and the Islands facing cancer. To date, CWC has supported over 1,200 clients with integrative therapies and has cooked and distributed over 4,000 meals through its Wellness Eats program.