Community Connections Inc. Names Kim Comart Interim ED
October 25, 2016 Community Connections Inc., based in South Yarmouth, a nonprofit that provides a range of services to individuals with disabilities throughout southeastern Massachusetts, recently announced that Kim Comart has been named interim executive director.
Comart is filling in for Donna Sabecky, who has led Community Connections Inc.
(CCI) since she founded the organization in1985.
Comart will provide day-to-day leadership of the organization as Sabecky transitions out of her role as president and chief executive officer, and will be working with the board of directors to search for a permanent replacement.
The board noted that it "is fully committed to maintaining our top quality programs and services for adults with disabilities and look forward to working with Kim as we continue to meet new challenges and ensure a smooth leadership transition."
Comart is the principal of Comart & Associates, a management consulting firm he founded in 1995., which provides consulting services to nonprofit organizations, foundations, and government agencies. Over the past 21 years he has served as interim director for 10 Massachusetts nonprofits, including human services organizations. He facilitated a strategic planning project with CCI in 2002.
Before starting his consulting business, Comart worked for six years at the United Way of Massachusetts Bay in Boston, serving as vice president for community investments. Earlier, was the director of government relations and legal counsel for the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and Humanities.
Comart received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.
CCI was founded when an accident left Sabecky confined to a wheelchair for six months, making her aware of the unique needs encountered by people with disabilities and the lack of adequate services to meet those needs. The first programs offered were employment services in Fall River and the Cape Cod Day Habilitation Program.
Today, CCI serves 700 clients who receive comprehensive day habilitation, life skills, employment, and transportation services at nine locations.
Sabecky sits on several boards; and has held officer positions with the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers, Cape Cod Disabilities Network and the Massachusetts Council on Human Service Providers.