Mary Fleming named Interim Executive Director

Poughkeepsie, NY — October 16, 2016 — The Board of Directors at the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse (CPCA), announces that after more than five years of dedication and service, Kathleen Murphy has stepped down as the Executive Director. Mary Fleming, Deputy Director, will serve as interim Executive Director while the board conducts a search for the new Executive Director.

“We are grateful for Kathleen’s leadership through a vigorous and successful Capital Campaign and enhancing the growth and development of our critical programs,” says Jennifer Selander chairman of the Board, adding, “Kathleen was a passionate voice for our mission of ending child abuse and will be missed.”

“We look forward the next chapter at the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse,” said Ms. Selander. “Its programs provide critical services to some of the most vulnerable and needy members of our community and its success is vital.”
Gloria Cukar, member-at-large of the executive committee, is leading the search for Ms. Murphy’s replacement and has engaged Carol Gordon Consulting to assist.

The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse is a private non-profit that has been dedicated to the reduction of child maltreatment since 1973. There’s No Excuse for Child Abuse.