New CEO Tapped by Housing Assistance Corporation

hac-photoHYANNIS – The Housing Assistance Corporation has named a new CEO.

Alisa Galazzi comes to HAC from Gosnold on Cape Cod, where she served as the chief operating officer. She replaces the retiring Rick Presbrey, who founded the organization in 1974.

“She’s very adept at fundraising and she is a seasoned manager,” said David Augustinho, the President of the Housing Assistance Corporation Board of Directors. “We want to make sure that the Housing Assistance Corporation is well-positioned to be the leading voice for housing for all in the region.”

Galazzi takes over shortly after the organization’s board voted unanimously to transfer control of the NOAH Homeless Shelter in Hyannis to Catholic Social Services of the Fall River Diocese. Community stakeholders have been looking to move the shelter out of downtown Hyannis following an increase in the homeless population near Main Street.

“We are looking to be more involved with development in the region through a series of projects,” Augustinho said.

This is the second change in senior leadership at HAC in recent months. Walter Phinney took over as Chief Operating Officer in July following the retirement of Michael Sweeney last year.

Galazzi served as the Executive Director of Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod & the Islands before moving to her position at Gosnold.

Galazzi was chosen from more than 75 applicants in a nationwide search.

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