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The Genesis Foundation for Children Announces New Executive Director

Posted on July 21, 2016


After a seven month search, The Genesis Foundation for Children’s Board of Directors is pleased to introduce Kelli Rafferty as its new Executive Director. In her most recent role, Kelli served as Philanthropy Officer at Baystate Health Foundation, where she was on the leadership team for Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield. “We are thrilled to have Kelli on board. In just a few weeks, she has already had a significant impact on our organization,” says Matthew Hoffman, President of The Genesis Foundation for Children.

Kelli received her Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Anselm College and her Master’s Degree from American International College. Kelli brings nearly two decades of nonprofit management and philanthropy experience to the organization. Prior to joining Baystate, Kelli was Vice President for Development at Easter Seals Massachusetts and held various roles over the course of 14 years at American Cancer Society, including Massachusetts State Vice President for Development and as the National Director of Mission Integration for the Relay for Life program. With her philanthropy experience and passion for engaging donors and volunteers, she will continue to fulfill The Genesis Foundation’s mission to expanding the work with the children and families served.

With the recent passing of Dr. Murray Feingold that left many grief-stricken, but more determined than ever to carry on the work to which he dedicated his life, Kelli joins the organization at an important time in the nonprofit’s 34-year history. “The legacy of compassion and care for the children and families we see at the Feingold Center for Children is awe-inspiring; it is humbling to work each day to build upon the dedicated work and vision of Dr. Feingold,” said Kelli Rafferty. The Genesis Foundation congratulates Kelli and looks forward to expanding its services to more patients and their families in New England.