ORLEANS — After two decades at the Lower Cape Outreach Council, Larry Marsland, its CEO, will step down from the position by summer, an announcement from the council said Friday.
Serving the eight Lower and Outer Cape towns, the Orleans-based social services agency operates or contributes to food pantries in each town and provides an emergency financial assistance program for families and individuals.
It also coordinates food deliveries to the home-bound, and in recent years has added job training programs.
Marsland began his career with LCOC as a part-time fundraiser and served as development director before becoming CEO. Fundraising has remained a top priority for Marsland; the council's annual holiday season Gift of Hope campaign in 2021 raised $700,000, he said in an interview Friday.
“This has been an extraordinary adventure and I’ve been grateful to have had a chance to make a difference in the lives of our clients and to work with an extraordinary group of volunteers who care about their communities and the people who struggle to make successful lives here on Cape Cod,” said Marsland, a well-known entertainer and singer, known for his cabaret-style performances across the region.
The council was named Nonprofit of the Year in 2021 by the business advocacy group SCORE Cape Cod & the Islands.
In addition to Marsland’s planned departure, Gennie Moran, the council’s chief operating officer since 2013, is leaving the organization. Moran announced last fall that she planned to leave the council at the end of 2021.
Her position will be filled by Katherine Wibby, who starts the job Tuesday, the announcement said. Moran will remain on the staff through February to assist Wibby.
Moran was responsible for the day-to-day operation of LCOC and worked closely with the agency’s volunteers, who number in the hundreds.
Wibby for seven years was elder law senior attorney at South Coastal Counties Legal Services Inc. in Hyannis.
“She has specialized in legal assistance and representation for elders facing issues with housing and governmental benefit programs; provided legal representation for elders with Medicare issues, and was responsible for monthly/bi-monthly outreach to 13 councils on aging across Cape Cod and the Islands,” the announcement said.
“We will miss the compassion and creativity Gennie Moran brought to our organization,” Marsland said in the announcement, “but we welcome Katherine and look forward to the perspective and experience she can bring to the position.”
A search committee has been formed to replace Marsland, according to the announcement.
This article originally appeared on Cape Cod Times: Larry Marsland to depart Lower Cape Outreach Council by summer