South Shore Stars Announces Search For New Executive Director

Filed Under: Non Profit News

South Shore Stars, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive early education and youth development programs through a family-support approach, has launched a search for a new executive director.

Executive Director Sheri Adlin plans to retire at the end of 2020.

The search for a new executive director is being led by John Tarvin, principal partner and search consultant at Eos Transition Partners. Tarvin served as the organization’s CFO until 1995.

Eos Transitions has begun to narrow down the field of candidates for the South Shore Stars executive director position, and plans to have an individual in place in the role by October, allowing for some overlap between the new executive director and Adlin.

“There is no doubt of the legacy that Sheri will leave behind at South Shore Stars, especially given her leadership over the last 25 years, or half of the organization’s existence,” said Christopher Ernest, a partner with blumshapiro and chair of South Shore Stars’ Board of Directors.  “We are lucky to have her involved in the process, as well as John, who has an expansive knowledge of the organization and understands well the type of person we are looking for to lead this great institution into the future.”

South Shore Stars is a not-for-profit organization that has been a resource for working parents on the South Shore since 1970.  Today, they annually serve over 1,200 children and youth age newborn through 18 years in a family child care system, Early Head Start, preschool centers, school age centers, middle school programs, a high school program, and summer camp, throughout the communities of Braintree (family child care system only), Holbrook (Early Head Start and family child care system only), Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth, and Westwood (summer camp), and surrounding cities and towns.  Stars’ core goals are to enable parents to work, help each child reach their full development potential, improve academic achievement for students at-risk of academic failure, and facilitate positive youth development. Stars recognizes the importance of supporting and partnering with parents for children to be the best versions of themselves.

South Shore Stars’ main office is located at 200 Middle St., East Weymouth.  For more information, visit