Cape Cod Child Development adds strong community leaders to its Board of Directors

New members bring strong early childhood education, nonprofit, funding and community experience

Hyannis, July 9, 2019 – A major provider of critically needed early childcare education and Early Intervention on Cape Cod and the Islands has elected to its Board of Directors: Judy Connors Tarver, Retired Early Childhood Educator and Administrator, John Kenney, Attorney at John W. Kenney Attorney at Law and David Willard, Retired Vice President of Community Relations at Cape Cod Five.

Tarver, a dedicated volunteer of CCCD for the past five years, was welcomed to board this past week. She comes to the Board of Directors with decades of Early Childhood Education experience which includes: First and Second Grade Teacher at the Auburn Enlarged City School District and the Education Director at the John Gavras Center in association with the United Cerebral Palsy Association in Auburn, New York.

The CCCD board also recruited a highly respected Attorney and community leader with the appointment of John Kenney to the Board of Directors. Kenney runs his own law firm right in Centerville, Massachusetts and is a key member of the local community, with memberships and affiliations with both the Barnstable County Bar Association and the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce.

Willard is widely known for his dedicated public service and many years of philanthropy for hundreds of nonprofits here on Cape Cod. Most notably, he served for nearly 20 years as the Vice President of Community Relations at Cape Cod Five. His other charitable and community board service has included the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Community Development Partnership and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, just to name a few.

“We are so fortunate to have these new board members with us to continue to shape CCCDP to be the best child care agency we can be, in service to the thousands of children whose lives have been touched over the years” said Kris Dower, Chief Executive Officer of CCCDP. “They understand the value of CCCDP and treasure the mission and vision of taking care of Cape Cod’s children and families.”

Cape Cod Child Development is a non-profit organization that has been providing quality childcare, early education, developmental intervention and support services for the children and families of Cape Cod and the Islands since 1971. For additional information on Cape Cod Child Development, please visit

Author: Mashpee Chamber of Commerce

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