NECAT is thrilled to announce the appointment of long-time NECAT supporter and Board Member, Rick Catino, as our Interim Executive Director! NECAT Founder, Maarten Hemsley, has been serving in this role since April 2014, successfully leading the organization through its first two years of operations. Maarten and the Board of Directors are currently working together to hire a permanent ED by January 2016.
Rick has been an active Board Member since July of 2014 and has been working very closely with the NECAT staff since April of this year, leading an internal assessment of our work to ensure we are delivering the highest quality services to our students. He has also helped us develop a growth plan for our Culinary Arts Job Training Program and has created two new staff positions that we will be hiring in the coming months (stay tuned for job postings!). As a result, Rick has been able to seamlessly assume the role of ED and has already had a significant impact on our work!
Attached, from left to right, is a picture of NECAT Founder Maarten Hemsley, recent Graduation Commencement Speaker Representative Byron Rushing and new Interim Executive Director Rick Catino.
If you, or someone you know, might be interested in applying, please follow this link for the full NECAT Executive Director Job Description.