Community Connections Inc., a nonprofit serving people with disabilities throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, has announced that Liz Rabideau has joined the organization as director of community relationships.
She will be responsible for fundraising, brand management, marketing and communications, as well as managing Flower Angels, a program acquired by the South Yarmouth-based Community Connections earlier this year.
“In this role, my focus is on building relationships that can make a real impact in the lives of people with disabilities,” said Rabideau. “I look forward to working with the community and reaching out to new partners to sustain our mission.”
Rabideau was the co-founder and associate publisher of Rabideau Media Group. After the company was sold, she directed her attention to nonprofits on Cape Cod. Most recently, she held executive director roles at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum and Cape Cod Center for Women. Since 2004, she has volunteered as a board member for YMCA Cape Cod, and currently serves as its chair. Rabideau has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Michigan and a graduate certificate in gender, leadership and public policy from the UMass Boston.
“Earlier this year, when Flower Angels joined the Community Connections family, Liz served as a consultant to guide that transition and develop a strategic plan,” said David Botting, president and CEO, Community Connections Inc. “Now, it’s exciting to have a leader like Liz join Community Connections because she brings such unique and valuable expertise to our organization.”
Since 1985, Community Connections has been providing life-enriching services that promote optimal independence for people with disabilities from 65 cities and towns throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. The organization serves more than 800 individuals who attend day centers, receive employment support and are transported to and from programs which provide a lasting impact on their lives