SHINE Initiative Names Kaelin Executive Director

Wednesday, August 08, 2018
GoLocalWorcester News Team

Fred Kaelin PHOTO: Linkedin
Worcester nonprofit The SHINE Initiative has named Fred Kaelin as its new Executive Director.

He succeeds Paul Richard, who is retiring at the end of the year.

“We are extremely pleased with this leadership transition. Paul will retire as a beloved leader. We couldn’t have had a more able leader for the past seven years. Fred’s vision, experience, and accomplishments are an ideal fit for The SHINE Initiative going forward,” said Advisory Board Chair and Fidelity Bank Chairman and CEO Edward F. Manzi, Jr.

Kaelin will begin his role in mid-September.

About Kaelin

Kaelin most recently served as the Chief Development Officer at Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc. (YOU, Inc.), and has nearly a decade of executive director experience from his role at Dynamy.

“It is an honor to join The SHINE Initiative. I look forward to bringing my years of nonprofit work to the organization and continuing Paul’s work of shining a light on the stigma of mental illness in Central Mass,” said Kaelin.

He will officially take over after Richard passes him the torch at SHINE’s annual Keep Your Mind Open gala.

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