A Message from the Abby’s House Board of Directors

 February 14, 2023

Dear friends, colleagues, volunteers, community partners and supporters,

I am writing to share that Stephanie Page has decided to step down as the Executive Director of Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc after 9 years in the role.  We are forever grateful to Stephanie for her commitment and service. The Board wishes her happiness and fulfillment in her future endeavors.

Stephanie leaves Abby’s House in a very strong position for continued growth. Her leadership led to the successful completion of the renovation of 52 High Street, design and launch of the shelter renovation, and strengthened capacity for supportive services that includes embedding a trauma informed lens in the culture and practices of the organization.

Stephanie’s last day will be June 30, 2023 at which point it is the Board’s goal to have a successor named. Abby’s House has an incredibly talented staff dedicated to the women we serve. Staff and Board are committed to moving the organization forward together in alignment with our mission and our shared vision to empower the women we serve to lead self-directed lives filled with dignity and hope.

The Board has assembled an Executive Search Committee to oversee the executive search and transition composed of former Board presidents and current Board members. To aid with the transition, we would like to introduce Nancy Jackson of Eos Transition Partners, who will work with the Committee as the Executive Search Consultant.  Within the next month we will launch the search for a new Executive Director.  Should you have questions regarding the Executive Director position or would like to recommend a qualified candidate please reach out to Nancy at .

In the coming months, the Board, together with the staff, will announce opportunities for the community to celebrate Stephanie’s contributions and wish her farewell.

Thank you for your continued support,