Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets bi-monthly to review program progress and to develop or approve strategic plans to meet program
and organization goals. The Board is comprised of residents representing the towns of our service area, individuals of low-income or individuals representing our low-income clients and constituents, a mix of those with interest and expertise in affordable housing and economic development, as well as representatives from key partner organizations, including the Community Coalition of Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Commission, and an established environmental organization.
Russell Labbe, President, Board of Directors
Russell G. Labbe, Jr., is the Branch Manager for the Cape Cod Fives East Harwich Branch. Russ has over fifteen years of financial services experience prior to and since joining Cape Cod Five; he has been involved a wide range of management roles, all on Cape Cod. Russ is a graduate of Nauset Regional High School where he was a member of the school’s start-up Lacrosse team. He resides with his wife and children in Harwich where he can occasionally be found on the golf course, and more often, running on the back roads. Russ is an active member of the Harwich Chamber of Commerce and the Dennis/Harwich Rotary Club. In addition, he is member of the Cape Cod Fives Charitable Foundation serving on the Human Needs and economic development committee.
Alex Hay, Vice President, Board of Directors
Alex is currently Co-Owner and Operations Director for the Mac’s Seafood Company. Helping to build and develop Mac’s from a single seasonal fish market into multi-location year-round company has been a passion for 18 years. This passion has carried over into his volunteer worked focused on economic development for the Outer Cape. He is a founding Board Member of SPAT and Operations Manager for the Wellfleet Oystersfest. He serves on the Truro and Wellfleet Economic Develpoment Committees, the Wellfleet Board of Health, and is the Chair of the Wellfleet Wastewater Planning Committee. Alex lives in Wellfleet with his wife Elspeth and new daughter Sally Elizabeth.
Ernie Rogers, Treasurer, Board of Directors Ernie has worked for Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank for the last fifteen years. His current position is Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. He is active in his community and is presently involved with the Highlands Center, Snow Library in Orleans and of course, the CDP.
Prior to moving to the Cape in 1989, Ernie lived in and around the Boston area and progressed through two other distinct careers. A career in the book industry and another in the catalog mail-order business. He is married to Anita, a Social Worker, and has two adult daughters that have provided them with 7 wonderful grandchildren!
Florence Seldin, Clerk, Board of Directors
Prior to moving to Cape Cod full time in 1994, Florence served for 3 years as Superintendent of Schools in Harvard, MA. Currently, a member of the Chatham Board of Selectmen, Florence has been involved with the Chatham Affordable Housing Committee, Community Preservation Committee and the Friends of Chatham Affordable Housing (FoCAH). She was Chatham’s representative to the Cape Cod Commission and for ten years served as a court advocate for Independence House. Florence was President of the League of Women Voters Cape Cod Area, and served on the state board of the League as well. She has a doctorate from the University of Rochester.
For the past forty years, Joe Bayne has started, managed, acquired, integrated and sold businesses focused on financial transaction and information processing services and software. His career included working with Automatic Data Processing, Inc, (ADP) and Bell Telephone Laboratories. Joe currently serves on the Eastham Finance Committee.
Norm Edinberg represents the CDC on the Cape and Islands License Plate Steering Committee. He is the retired founder and president of several auto industry manufacturing companies in Venezuela where he lived for 27 years. He also designed and directed an Entrepreneurship program for the United Nations, implementing it in several countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Norm is a resident of Truro where he served on the Truro Partnership, the ZBA, the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee, the Charter Re-Write Committee, the Open Space Committee and Truro Concert Committee.
Scott Kerry joined the family’s insurance business in 1994, and became the current President in 2003. He is a 1989 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and received his MBA from Suffolk University in 2000. Scott also served on the Finance Committee for the Town of Eastham. He is currently the Vice President of the Board of the Cape Cod Insurance Agents Association.
Susan Lindquist Susan Lindquist and her family moved to Brewster 42 years ago. She has extensive experience working with non-profits as an employee and as a Board member. Before retiring she was the Executive Director of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History for 12 years. Susan has worked with and advocated for, low to moderate income individuals, having been a supervisor for the Department of Social Services, and Coordinator of Early Intervention Services for the Department of Mental Health. She was Assistant Director of DARE in Mashpee and Program Director at the Latham School in Brewster. Susan was a founder of the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School and many years ago, the Periwinkle Cooperative Nursery School in Marblehead MA.
Currently, Susan is the Producer and Host of CDP’s weekly radio/ TV show, This Place Matters heard on WOMR/WFMR where she is a member of the Development Committee and the Programming Committee, and seen on LCTV Channel 99. She is also a longtime Trustee of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank.
Michael MacIntyre Michael MacIntyre has been in the hospitality business for over 30 years and has lived in Provincetown since 1991. A native of Wilmington, DE, Michael is a graduate of College of Hotel Administration at UNLV. He began his career at Ritz-Carlton and helped launch several new hotel properties. In 1985, he struck out on his own and opened the nation’s first luxury inn catering to the LGBT community – The Brass Key Guesthouse in Key West. In 1991, Michael opened his second Brass Key in Provincetown and in 2002 added the iconic Land’s End Inn to his portfolio. Michael retired from the inn keeping business in 2012.
Michael has been a Board Member of both the Provincetown and Key West Business Guilds. Along with his spouse, Ken Russo, Michael has been key fundraiser for the Baobab Home, an orphanage for children affected by AIDS and HIV in Tanzania. Michael & Ken have organized and hosted several fundraising events over the years raising over $150,000 for Baobab and they have traveled to Tanzania to volunteer at the orphanage.
Lori Meads is a true native of the town of Truro having lived there all her life with the exception of attending college. She graduated from Bryant College (now Bryant University) with a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing in 1990. Upon graduation, she became the store manager of the GAP clothing store in Hyannis until 1992 when she was hired by Seamen’s Bank. She now holds the position of Vice President of Marketing and Administration and well as being the Executive Director of the Bank’s Charitable Foundation. Her professional experience, in addition to banking, is in the fund development arena due to her positions held on several boards and being involved in various charitable events. She feels it is important to give back to the community and follow through on what you believe in. That is why she has been able to cultivate many contacts on the lower cape with businesses and individuals through her position at Seamen’s.
Lori lives in Truro with her husband Michael and daughter Emily. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and feels very lucky to have such a special place to call home.
Jari Rapaport retired to Cape Cod in 1993 from Hastings-on-Hudson, NY where she was employed for 19 years by Family Service of Westchester, Inc. as the Director of Advocacy Services. She also worked for the New York City Youth Board and later as an Associate with the Citizen’s Committee for Children, Inc. in New York City. Jari’s current membership and activities include: The Homeless Preventions Council and The League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area. Jari served for many years on the Town of Eastham Human Services Advisory Committee. She holds a Master of Science (Sociology) from Columbia University and a Master of Social Work from Adelphi University.
Leslie Richardson Leslie Richardson is the Economic Development Officer for the Cape Cod Commission, the region’s planning and regulatory authority. As such, she leads the regional economic development planning effort; provides technical assistance to municipalities in economic development planning and implementation; analyses the economic impact of commercial projects of regional impact; supports value added tourism initiatives; and evaluates local economic development plans. She has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington and over fifteen years of experience in both domestic and international development.
Prior to joining the Cape Cod Commission, Ms. Richardson served as the Research and Policy Director for the Indiana Department of Commerce and as an independent consultant for government and non-profit development organizations. She has expertise in policy research and design, economic and fiscal impact analysis, and program evaluation.
A graduate of Fairfield University, J’aime spent a year abroad living with an Italian family in Florence. After graduation she moved to San Francisco where she began her career in the restaurant industry. She has a strong interest in the local food movement and has extensive experience with social media, including Twitter & Facebook. J’aime has over 16 years of experience in the food and restaurant business. In San Francisco, she worked with nationally recognized chefs and restaurateurs, learning best-practices from some of the best in the business. J’aime helped open and manage some of the city’s most celebrated neighborhood restaurants including SPQR, Le Petit Robert and Chez Nous. She has also worked in the kitchen at San Francisco’s, A16 and Le Petit Robert, as well as here on Cape Cod at Terra Luna in Truro.
J’aime’s love of the restaurant business has evolved into an obsession with simple, beautiful, local food and the desire to make that great food accessible to her friends and neighbors everyday. For years she was exposed to the unbelievable bounty of farms in the bay area. Today, she is excited and inspired by the particular seasonality of New England and the best of what local producers have to offer here.
J’aime, Christian and their dog Oscar live in Eastham.
Jane Teixeira-Henry Jane graduated from Harwich High School and attended a junior college in Boston, her first job was at the Otis Air Force Base as secretary to a squadron commander. In 1958, Jane had the opportunity to work for the United Nations for the Bureau of Technical Assistance Section for the Middle East and Africa which sparked her interest in politics and world affairs that has continued through the years. In 1966, Jane and her husband, Hank, moved to Binghamton, NY, where she worked in Employee Benefits for New York State Electric & Gas Company.
Retuning to Cape Cod, in 1967, she worked as an Executive Assistant to the president of an oceanographic research firm and defense contractor in Falmouth. After numerous visits to Washington, DC, to attend marine technological trade shows, she decided to relocate to Washington in 1968 and was hired by Senator Harrison Williams (NJ) to assist the Press Secretary.
In Washington, Jane worked for the Education Director for the District committee, U.S. House of Representatives. In 1974, she was the first person hired on the newly-formed Budget Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, which eventually led to her becoming Staff Administrator. In 1990, she retired from Capitol Hill to pursue her interests. Since then she has been a substitute elementary school teacher, a volunteer at Good Will Industries, a docent at Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum, a volunteer at the Cape Verde Embassy, Washington, DC, and an officer in both the county and state branches of the Maryland NAACP.
Jane and her husband returned to Cape Cod and in 2008 built an ADA Compliant Bed and Breakfast in Harwich. Jane is married to Col. George (Hank) A. Henry, Jr., USAF (Ret.). They have three daughters and four grandchildren.
Mark Watson Mr. Watson began his career at the First National Bank of Chicago (now a part of J.P. Morgan Chase and Co.) as a First Scholar and worked three years as an Equity Analyst in the trust department. (Tenure June 85 – May 90) A native of Chicago, Mr. Watson holds a MBA ’92 with a concentration in finance from the University of Chicago. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign in 1985 with a B.S. of Finance.
Mr. Watson has over 25 years of the investment industry experience and is currently founder and CEO of Keel Asset Management LLC, a registered investment advisory firm that specializes in socially responsible investing.
In addition to serving as a CDP board member, Mr. Watson is currently a board member of the Boston Area Sustainable Investment Consortium, Highland Center Inc. (development nonprofit in Truro, MA), and the Boston chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, The Harwich Chamber of Commerce, the Social Investment Forum, and the National Association of Securities Professionals. He enjoys sailing and traveling during his free time
Gerard J. (Rod) Vyskocil, Jr.
Rod spent his career in the sales and development of employee benefits plans. Rod’s concentration was on the design, sale and communication of worksite benefit programs. During his career, he helped to design, sell and enroll the voluntary dental plans which collectively cover more than 1.5 million people. Prior to starting his own firm, Rod was President of Better Benefits, Inc., a national broker of voluntary benefit programs; a Principal in American Dental Consulting Company, a leading dental benefits design firm; and Executive Vice President of LeafRe Reinsurance Company, a facilitator of turnkey voluntary dental insurance programs. Rod now devotes his time to various non-profits. He serves as a board member of Camp Acorn, a program benefiting multiple handicapped children and adults; President Emeritus of the Rockland Country Club Foundation, a philanthropic organization; and First Vice President of the David Goldberg-Berdais Child Care Center, a school that provides early childhood education and day care services for low income residents of Northern Bergen County, New Jersey. He is also a member of the President’s Council at St. Thomas College in Sparkill, NY. Rod lives in East Orleans, MA with Joanne, his wife of 29 years.
Last updated: May 13, 2013