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Kennedy-Donovan Center
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Foxboro, MA 02035

Kennedy-Donovan Center’s Vice President of Operations and Organizational Management celebrates one year with the agency

Foxboro, MA – May 9, 2017 – Kate Fontana celebrates her anniversary with Kennedy Donovan Center (KDC), after being promoted to the Vice President of Operations and Organizations Management last spring.

Aubrey Macfarlane, President & CEO, announced the appointment of Kate Fontana in April of 2016, after being promoted from the Cape Cod and the Islands offices. Kate Fontana joined KDC in 2015 as the Regional Director for the Cape Cod and the Islands. Within a few months, she assumed responsibility of KDC’s Transportation Department. In April of 2016, Ms. Fontana was promoted to the Vice President of Operations and Organizational Development. In this role, she is responsible for Human Resources, Quality Improvement, Risk Management, and Compliance.

“Ms. Fontana has been a great addition to the administrative team at KDC,” said Macfarlane. “She is able to share her passion for the individuals that KDC serves through enhancing KDC’s foundation in her areas of responsibility. We look forward to building a bright future with her on board.”

Ms. Fontana’s began her career in Human Services as a direct care counselor for youth with mental health challenges. She progressed quickly in her leadership responsibilities, and began working with adults with developmental disabilities as a Day Program Director in 2004. She continued to increase her leadership responsibilities and program depth through her work, and additionally became a CARF Accreditation surveyor. Before coming to KDC, Ms. Fontana served as an Operations Director, effectively combining her field work with her expertise in Operational Management and Measurement. She continues this work today in her role as Vice President of Operations and Organizational Development.

About Kennedy-Donovan Center
Kennedy-Donovan Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit human service agency providing a wide range of direct and supportive services to people with developmental delays or disabilities or family challenges throughout eastern and south central Massachusetts, and the northeast corner of Connecticut. KDC serves 160 communities from eight program offices and sixteen residences with over 500 employees.