Dear Cope Supporters and Partners,
I am excited to let you know that I have just accepted the role of Executive Director with First 5 Napa County (effective April 17th). Although a piece of my heart will remain with Cope, I look forward to the opportunity to have a broader impact on the lives of children and families in Napa County.
I am also thrilled to announce that effective April 1st, Michele Grupe, Cope Associate Director, will assume the role of the Cope Executive Director. Together, Michele and I have led Cope through an amazing growth period, and I am exceptionally proud of our accomplishments and our extraordinary team. As supporters and colleagues, you are an integral part of our success, and I thank you for your encouragement, enthusiasm, mentorship, camaraderie and commitment to our community.
Under Michele’s leadership, Cope will continue to provide families with quality services, partnering with you, community agencies, business leaders and our elected officials to assure that families have the resources they need to raise happy, healthy children in safe and loving environments.
I am confident that our paths will continue to cross as I represent First 5 on committees and collaboratives across Napa County that are working to improve health and safety in our community. Our continued partnership on these important issues is important to me.
I invite you to reach out to Michele or me, if you have any questions, as we move through this brief period of transition.
With heartfelt gratitude,