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CTI Names Howell to Succeed Frederick

Lowell – Community Teamwork has announced that Carl Howell will serve as the new Chief Executive Officer of Community Teamwork, effective November 1st, the date current CEO, Karen Frederick, retires.

With an extensive background in community development and a passion for creating positive change, Carl brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this position.

Having served in leadership roles within Community Teamwork, most recently as Chief Program Officer, as well as various other non-profit organizations, Carl has demonstrated a commitment to empowering individuals and families to overcome barriers and achieve their full potential.  His strategic vision and dedication to social justice align perfectly with the mission and values of our agency.

As we embark on this new chapter, we are confident that under Carl’s guidance, Community Teamwork will continue to be a catalyst for meaningful change in our community.  Together, we will work tirelessly to address the root causes of poverty, promote equity and inclusion, and build a brighter future for all,” said Sheila Och, Community Teamwork Board President.

Carl Howell joined Community Teamwork in 2010 as the Director of Residential Services. In that role, he developed and managed Family Shelters, HomeBASE and Domestic Violence Residential programs.

In 2017, Carl transitioned into the role of Division Director of Housing and Homeless Services where he continued to oversee shelter and residential programming and also led CTI’s Subsidized Housing administration, and expanded its Youth Services programming. These services have become recognized by our funders for their innovation, success, and effectiveness. In January 2021, Carl was promoted to Chief Program Officer, providing leadership to, and management of all 36 CTI programs and services.

Carl has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and over 20 years’ experience working in Human Services, working with homeless and housing insecure populations, adolescents in need of behavioral health supports, along with individuals with developmental disorders. He holds certificates from the Institute for Non-Profit Management from Boston University, LEADS – a civic and business leadership program in partnership with Harvard Business School, and The Lowell Plan’s Public Matters Civic Engagement Program. He is currently on a path to earn a certificate from LeadBoston, a DEIB Leadership program, this coming winter.  Carl serves on the Boards of 9 Foundations, Abundant Housing Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Common Ground Development Corporations and Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership.

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