Cape Fear Collective Names New Leader

Spotlight on Meaghan Dennison

Cfcollectivedennison MainMEAGHAN DENNISON has been named interim CEO of the social impact organization Cape Fear Collective.

Dennison was one of the first hires at CFC when the organization launched in 2019. As the director of programs, she oversaw programming and managed relationships with stakeholders. She also led the hiring and onboarding of a team that would support Community Care of Lower Cape Fear by implementing the Health Opportunities Network Pilot (HOP).

“It is an honor to lead the CFC team in our work alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders,” Dennison says. “I am excited to carry forward our mission of supporting equity and opportunity to the Cape Fear region.”

The organization’s founder and initial CEO PATRICK BRIEN will continue to work with Cape Fear Collective as an adviser and will also take on a strategy role with DoorDash’s social impact and inclusive economy programming.

CFC collaborates with partners to use data science and analytics to create insights that expose and work towards addressing inequalities. Brien launched the organization with the support of Live Oak Bank.

“(Dennison) understands the issues and inequities in the region through her work with HOP and has demonstrated an ability to not only lead but bring communities together. This move was a natural step for the organization,” says KATE GROAT, CFC’s board vice chair and director of philanthropy at Live Oak Bank.

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