Cape Abilities Announces New Board of Directors

Cape Abilities Announces New Board of Directors, Chairman and Two New Members

Hyannis, MA, January 10, 2018 – Cape Abilities, a non-profit organization well-known for providing quality services for individuals with disabilities across Cape Cod, recently announced the appointment of Danyel Bianchi-Matteson and David Robinson to its Board of Directors, and Scott Rockman as its new Board Chairman.

With over 49 years of distinguished service in Barnstable County, Cape Abilities is guided by a Board of Directors with exceptional and diverse backgrounds, who are deeply invested in the Cape Cod community.

This is a first-time appointment for Ms. Bianchi-Matteson, who serves as Director of Human Resources at the Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, MA.
“People with disabilities deserve a life rich with opportunity, the gift of empowerment, and the ability to be active in their communities using the skills and experiences that they developed in their lifetime. Cape Abilities makes these meaningful opportunities come to fruition. I am so proud to work for an employer who recognizes, supports, and values people and one that opens the employment door to all including our friends at Cape Abilities. Being a board member for Cape Abilities is an honor and I’m excited to offer support wherever and whenever needed. It’s a true pleasure.”

Mr. Robinson, President & CEO at Rogers and Gray Insurance Agency in Hyannis, Ma, returns to the Board of Directors, where he most recently served as Board Chairman from 2012 to 2014.
“I am thrilled to re-engage in Cape Abilities as a board member. Cape Abilities is an organization that touches many families in our communities and adults with developmental disabilities. I am honored to be a part of this organization and have an even stronger reason to re-engage because of the blessing my wife Kate and I received this year, our daughter Molly. Molly has given us a much more personal sense of what a special organization Cape Abilities is and I am very pleased to participate in creating a meaningful day for so many.”

Mr. Rockman, former Executive Vice President of Consumer Marketing for the Smithsonian Institution (Ret.), becomes Cape Abilities’ Board Chairman after five years of service on its Board of Directors.
“Serving on the Cape Abilities Board of Directors has been a terrific honor and a privilege. My colleagues and I take great pride – and enjoy much satisfaction – in supporting the agency’s talented and caring staff in the incredible work they do to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families across Cape Cod. As we look towards commemorating Cape Abilities’ 50 years of service – and as I take on the responsibilities of chairperson – the Board is thrilled and inspired by the legacy of accomplishments (big and small) we have to celebrate. But we are also mindful that much work remains to ensure Cape Cod’s next generation of adults with disabilities will continue to be empowered to live active lives and to enjoy meaningful roles in our community.”

About Cape Abilities
Cape Abilities is a 501 (c) (3) Massachusetts nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve individuals with disabilities by educating, counseling, providing residential, social, therapeutic and employment supports so as to empower them to achieve meaningful and valued roles in society. The organization operates programs in Hyannis, Eastham, and Falmouth.

For more information, visit our official homepage at

Author: Mashpee Chamber of Commerce

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