Sara Cushing has worked in sales and marketing roles in the health care industry for over fourteen years. She recently started her own marketing communications firm, supporting Cape Cod-based businesses with their traditional and digital communications, content development, strategy and business development. Ms. Cushing also supports the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce as an account manager on their membership sales and marketing team. She is also a freelance health writer. Ms. Cushing was elected to the Barnstable Town Council in November 2013 for a four year term representing Precinct 10. She has been active with CCYP's Shape the Cape efforts and its Marketing Committee over the several years she's been a CCYP member. Cushing holds a BA in advertising from the University of Georgia and a MS in health communication from Tufts University School of Medicine. She resides in Marstons Mills.
Christina Bologna is almost a native Cape Codder. Moving to the Cape at the ripe age of three, she grew up in Brewster and Harwich. Graduating with a degree in Communications from Waynesburg University located in southwestern Pennsylvania in 2006, she promptly moved home and started working jointly for the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Coastal Community Capital as an administrative assistant. In 2009, she moved to Pittsburgh, PA to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh. During her time there, she successfully completed the first Faith Build in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh as the Faith Relations Coordinator. Before moving back to Cape Cod in 2011, she spent some time in Brooklyn, NY where she worked at an art gallery, coordinating special events and managing daily operations. She is currently the Marketing Coordinator for The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod where she manages the bank’s Charitable Giving Program; serves on the Marketing Committee for Calmer Choice; co-chairs the Events Committee for CCYP; co-chairs the Sponsorship subcommittee on the Philanthropy Day committee; is the secretary on the board of directors for VoiceBox Media, a media outlet that reports on the people, models, policies and organizations working to alleviate global social issues; and, in true full-circle, sits on the Faith Relations Committee for Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod. Christina was selected as a 2015 40 Under 40 honoree by Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine. She currently lives in Harwich, is active in her local church, and can be seen at most CCYP events or anything involving supporting local businesses and nonprofits.
As a broadcast journalist, Sarah Colvin Nelson has reported from one end of Cape Cod to the other, covering events ranging from the arrival of Hurricane Katrina evacuees at Air Station Cape Cod, the 100th anniversary celebration of the Pilgrim Monument, and even talking with World War II veterans while taking flight aboard a vintage B-24 bomber. She has also had the opportunity to have serious discussions with local leaders and experts on a myriad of local issues.
Sarah began her career in 2005 at Cape Cod Broadcasting, writing and anchoring morning newscasts for 99.9 WQRC and Ocean 104.7, and producing segments for the weekly public affairs program Sunday Journal, eventually moving up to the position of News Director.
Sarah joined the Town of Barnstable as News Coordinator in 2011, and serves as producer and host of the Town's daily morning municipal newscast, "Barnstable This Morning".
Sarah serves on the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Community Media Center. She is a 2015 graduate of the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod and holds a Certificate in Municipal Government Leadership and Management from Suffolk University. She is a lifelong Cape Codder, and currently lives in Hyannis with her husband (and three dogs!), and in her spare time enjoys cycling, yoga, and photography.
Adam Burnett is a Financial Planner with MassMutual of Southern New England. He focuses his practice on providing his clients with a clear picture of their financial world, including addressing their protection needs and implementing wealth accumulation practices. A graduate of Bentley University with a BS in Managerial Economics, Adam holds his FINRA Series 6 and 65 licenses.
Adam has been involved with CCYP for 2 years, and is the Chair of the Last Gasp Committee. He has been participating in the Last Gasp charity bike ride for the past 2 years and others for the Alzheimer’s Association since 2011. He is a coach for the Barnstable Little League and involved with various aspects of his children’s school.
A native of Cape Cod, Adam moved off Cape for college in 1997 and then returned in 2009 to raise his children here. He lives in Hyannis with his wife Andrea, their two children Abigail and Benjamin and his dog Lego. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, biking and traveling. Adam can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-367-5633.
Will was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Cape Cod in 2004. Will received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Ithaca College in 1994, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning weekly newspaper, The Ithacan. He was also fortunate to meet his wife and business partner Sandy while at Ithaca.
After graduating from Ithaca, Will worked in Hollywood at two talent agencies, Paradigm and The William Morris Agency. Realizing that this was not the right career, he moved home to Baltimore in 1996 and assisted in the development, construction and opening of Four Streams Golf Club in Beallsville, MD.
In 1998, Will accepted a job at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, teaching pre-school gymnastics, coordinating youth sports leagues, and managing the transportation needs of a 700-camper day camp. Continuing his re-connection with a passion for summer camp, Will became the first full-time Assistant Director of Camp Wigwam for Boys, in Waterford, ME, where he spent 12 summers as a camper and counselor.
After two years at Wigwam, Will became the Assistant Director at Camp Caribou for Boys in Winslow, ME, and eventually, the Boys Head Counselor at Campus Kids-Minisink in Pt. Jervis, NY.
In 2004, Will and Sandy agreed to purchase and direct Camp Wingate*Kirkland in Yarmouth Port, MA, a co-ed residential camp founded by the Wolfson and Silverman families in 1957. Along with 10 year-old daughter Mia, four year-old daughter Sarah, four-legged children Dexy and Eddie, a Mini Pig and 12 hens, Will and Sandy live and work at Camp W*K full-time.
Will is the Past President of the Massachusetts Camping Association, immediate Past President of the board of Cape Cod Child Development and a past Recreation Commissioner for The Town of Yarmouth. In his free time, he enjoys going to the movies, seeing live music, especially Phish, supporting Baltimore pro sports teams, reading and spending time with family on Cape Cod.
Stacie is currently the President & CEO of the YMCA Cape Cod, in Massachusetts in her 24th year as a YMCA professional. She relocated to the Cape in December 2010 after an eight year leadership role in Albany, New York at the Capital District YMCA where she was the District Executive Director for the Southern Saratoga YMCA Branch. There she led a staff of 300 in a twice expanded, 64,000 square foot YMCA facility with over 12,500 members and a 19,000 square foot, 12 classroom, day care center adjacent to their facility. Stacie grew this operation from $4.1 million in 2000 to $6.2 million in 2010. Her primary focus was on the development of a 35 member board, community relations & partners, facilities, and charitable contributions. Stacie was the key leader of fiscal stewardship & growth and the overall operations in the delivery of the YMCAs mission in the Southern Saratoga community.
Stacie’s first job with the YMCA was as a summer camp counselor and she returned every summer between college semesters. She is a graduate of The College of St. Rose in Albany, New York and holds a degree in Elementary Education and Biology. Stacie also worked in YMCA after-school programs while attending school as a full time student. After graduation, she served as the Head Teacher in a YMCA kindergarten wrap-around program for a short period before being promoted to a leadership position within the YMCA organization. Stacie served as the Child Care Director at the Albany YMCA for four years learning the ins and outs of management and collaborations with school districts and other community based organizations serving children and youth. Stacie then relocated to the YMCA of Greater Rochester as the Program Development Director where she oversaw quality initiatives, training; grant development, and community collaborations for 9 YMCAs and 55 child care programs in Monroe County.
At the YMCA Cape Cod, Stacie is responsible for the strategic leadership of YMCA programs and services throughout the Cape. Under Stacie’s leadership, this YMCA has received national recognition for their fiscal turnaround over the last three years. In a recent employee satisfaction study, nearly 81% of the employees at the YMCA understand the mission of the organization, far exceeding the national average of 51%. Stacie believes in leading the organization through a fiscally strong business model through efficiency and strong productivity of charitable giving in order to sustain the mission into the future.
She grew up in a small village, Scotia, New York, with her mother, father and older brother. She has vacationed on the Cape since early childhood and has always had a dream to work for the Y in this community. Stacie currently resides in Hyannis with her dog “Brindie.”
Dara Bryan is the Program Officer for The Cape Cod Foundation, the community foundation for Barnstable County, where she manages the grant and scholarship programs. Dara is also actively involved with the Foundation’s civic leadership initiatives including the Cape-wide Youth Action Plan, a master plan for the community to support the vision of “a healthy Cape Cod for all young people”.
Dara is passionate about her participation with CCYP and is the chair of CCYP’s Career Connect Committee and past co-chair of the Last Gasp Committee. Dara is also a member of the Board of the Cape Cod Technology Council, on the planning committee for Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, a past graduate of the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod & the Islands, and was honored to be named one of the 2014 “40 Under 40” leaders by Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine.
Originally from Chicago, Dara moved to Cape Cod in 2011 with plans to spend the summer on the beach, realizing after a short time that she didn’t want to leave. Prior to moving to the Cape Dara lived in Boulder, CO and received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado.
Matt founded Boardwalk Business Group in 2014. Boardwalk Business Group provides outsourced CFO, controller, bookkeeping and strategic support services for small and medium sized businesses.
Matt is the original V.P. of Finance & Administration for School Leaders Network, a nonprofit that runs learning communities for school leaders in urban areas throughout the United States. Matt has also served as CFO and CEO for two other nonprofit organizations.
Matt started as an audit and business consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia. While there, Matt obtained his CPA license.
Matt has an Executive MBA from Boston University and a BS from Villanova University in Accountancy with an English minor.
For ten years, he served as a volunteer for the Cape Cod YMCA, as Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Board Member, soccer/basketball/baseball coach. Matt was also Treasurer / Board Member for the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod & the Islands for 4 years.
In 2012, Matt was recognized by Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine as a “40 Under 40” Award Winner as one of the region’s young business leaders.
Matt lives in Sandwich with his wife Noelle and children Nora, Timothy, Brendan and Grace.
Chris is a dynamic designer and experienced digital strategist. He embraces complex problems and builds creative, effective solutions that help businesses succeed. He founded Dative in 2013 to assist local companies and organizations make the most of their online presence.
A 2013 winner of Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine’s 40 Under 40 award, Chris volunteers on the marketing committee for CCYP and runs Build Guild Cape Cod, a local networking group for designers and web developers. Chris lives in Bourne with his wife and two children.
Bill is an original team member of Axial Financial Group℠ who started his career in finance at Smith Barney while acting as the Assistant Manager for his family's music store, Scotti Piano and Music.
Bill is currently the Wealth Management Director of Axial Financial Group’s Cape Cod office, located in Hyannis.
Bill is a graduate of Merrimack College’s Giraud School of Business and has also received Merrimack’s Certificate of Advanced Study in Financial Planning.
In addition, Bill is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional, he holds FINRA, Series 7 and 66 securities registrations (held through Commonwealth Financial Network), as well as State Life, Accident and Health Insurance licenses.
A believer in a comprehensive wealth management process, Bill enjoys helping clients properly implement sound retirement/goal oriented saving strategies, retirement income funding solutions, and generational wealth planning.
Bill is an active member in his community through sitting on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the CCYP Organization. He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association and Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod. Bill has also served on the Finance Committee for the Town of Bourne from 2013 to 2015.
Additionally, Bill was a 2014 recipient of the “Cape & Plymouth Business TM 40 under 40 Award” and “2015 Five Star Wealth Manager”.
He resides in Sagamore Beach with his wife, Brittany, and son, William IV. He enjoys golfing, playing the guitar, and fishing in his spare time.
Bill can be contacted at Axial Financial Group in Hyannis, MA at 508.771.4992 or emailed at Bill.Scotti@axialfg.com
Tim has been at Nauset Disposal since the early days when the company consisted of his brother Shawn, Tim, and two trucks. In the following 12 years, Tim has been an integral part of the growth and expansion of Nauset Disposal and now oversees a staff of 20+ drivers, 26 trucks and an operation that covers the entire Cape from Provincetown to the bridges. Tim tackled each new hurdle the company faced while growing with passion and hard work and takes great pride in Nauset Disposal’s community involvement.
Tim’s passion has always been serving the younger generation on Cape Cod. This led to 7 years of coaching travel youth basketball, helping with boy scouts, and currently being a volunteer as a “big” with Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as being on their golf tournament committee. Tim was honored to be nominated as one of Cape and Plymouth Business’ 40 under 40 awards for 2012.
Tim has run 5 Boston Marathons raising money for charity. His first in 2005 was for Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the last 4 have been for Tedy’s Team and the American Stroke Association. He is running a series of races throughout the year culminating in his 6th Boston Marathon this coming April 21st, 2014 for Tedy’s Team.
Tim is a Firefighter/EMT serving on-call with the Orleans Fire Department. He also holds his Coast Guard Master Captains license which he uses to pursue his passion of offshore sportfishing.
Tim lives with his wife, Anna, in Harwich, MA.
Mairead Graf is a Senior Training and Development Specialist at the Cape Cod Five Cent Savings Bank. Mairead trains all new Tellers and Financial Services Representatives as well as assists in any other training programs the Bank may have. She also is a member of the Cape Cod Five Charitable Foundation’s Executive Committee and a member of the Cape Cod Five Youth and Education Donation Advisory Committee. In 2013 she was honored to be nominated as one of Cape and Plymouth Business’ 40 under 40 recipients.
Mairead was born in NYC then moved to NH at a young age where she grew up. She studied communication at Keene State College and received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2004. She met her husband at Keene State who is from Dennis. They married and bought their first home in Yarmouthport in 2006. Currently she resides in Dennis with her husband and their son Parker.
Mairead enjoys living on Cape Cod and feels we are very fortunate to live in a location where some can only come to vacation. Mairead is on the CCYP Executive Committee and Back To Business Bash Committee. She enjoys being part of an organization that has not only helped her build professional relationships, but personal friendships as well. Mairead is also on the Yarmouth Chamber Board of Directors.
Lisa is the Director of Community Benefits for Cape Cod Healthcare. In this role, she is responsible for directing a system-wide community benefits program and promoting positive relationships between Cape Cod Healthcare and community organizations and coalitions, task forces, public health providers and governmental agencies. Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod.
Early in her career, Lisa built her skill set in commercial real estate ventures and the hospitality industry. In 2004, she founded Building Impact, an award winning non-profit organization in Boston dedicated to increasing corporate citizenship in the small and medium business sector. Lisa has been recognized as a Social Innovator for her non-profit business ventures by the Social Innovation Forum in Cambridge and was selected a '40 Under 40' rising business leader by the Boston Business Journal in 2007 and Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine in 2012.
Lisa is a graduate of Harwich High School and Wheaton College. She resides in West Barnstable and is committed to building a vibrant and healthy Cape Cod through her involvement with many organizations as an advisor, volunteer and board member.
Catherine Baker was adopted from Lima, Peru as a baby and raised on Cape Cod. After graduating from Dennis-Yarmouth High School in 2009, Catherine received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Endicott College in 2013. She returned to Cape Cod after graduation, and was hired by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod as a summer intern. She was promoted to a full-time position in the fall, and enjoyed working at the AFCC for over a year. Catherine started working for CCYP in May 2015 and is extremely passionate about working for a non-profit organization that strives to retain and recruit young professionals on the Cape. CCYP has a full-time staff of two, 15 Board of Directors, over 100 volunteers, and over 1,000 members.
Anne Van Vleck joined CCYP in 2010 as the organizations first Executive Director. In this role, Anne leads a dynamic organization of 850 members who are committed to retaining and recruiting a diverse workforce for our region, building healthy and vibrant communities and increasing civic engagement for the betterment of the future of Cape Cod. Prior to her leadership of CCYP, Anne served in marketing and communications roles and most recently as the Event Director for the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fisherman’s Alliance. She currently serves on the board of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod & the Islands, the Youth Council with the Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board, and was recently elected to The Needy Fund board of directors. She also volunteered as a mentor for WE CAN in their PathMaker Program. She is a graduate of Loomis Chaffee and Dickinson College and lives in Chatham with her husband and three sons.