Print
Nonprofit

Dennison Named CEO Of Cape Fear Collective

By Staff Reports, posted May 4, 2022
Meaghan Dennison
Social impact organization Cape Fear Collective announced Tuesday the appointment of Meaghan Dennison as CEO.

Dennison was named interim CEO of the Wilmington-based nonprofit in February after former CEO and founder Patrick Brien transitioned into a strategic advisory role.

Dennison joined CFC as director of programs in 2019. She was one of CFC’s first hires, heading up programming and managing high-level relationships with regional stakeholders, according to a news release.

In 2021, she led the hiring of a new team at CFC to support Community Care of Lower Cape Fear’s implementation of the Healthy Opportunities Pilot (HOP). HOP provides reimbursement to human service organizations for non-medical services for high-risk NC Medicaid beneficiaries across New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen and Onslow counties, the release stated.

“Meaghan understands the operational roadmap ahead and has demonstrated an ability to lead and bring partners together,” said Lydia Newman, chair of CFC’s Board and executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Community Care of North Carolina, in the release. “Under her stewardship, CFC has solidified its position as a community collaborator and has put the model in a position to scale.”

Since taking over as interim CEO, Dennison has overseen the launch of CFC’s Healthy Communities Dashboard. Healthy Communities enables alignment of community data collection and analysis to the Healthy NC 2030 initiative. The Dashboard launched for the Cape Fear Region on Feb. 22 and is expected to be available in all 100 counties statewide May 16.

Dennison also finalized a $500,000 investment by Dogwood State Bank to construct new affordable housing with Brick Capital in the Sanford area and a $12 million dollar investment in CFC Ventures, a social impact investment initiative aimed at raising capital to scale solutions in affordable housing.

“Our team and partners are poised for a successful future," Dennison said in the release, "and I’m looking forward to working alongside them in this new chapter of the organization.”
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Tommytaylor ceo unitedway

I Got 99 Problems But a 501(c)(3) Ain’t One

Tommy Taylor - United Way
Jasonpathfinder3

Finding Success in Succession Planning

Jason Wheeler - Pathfinder Wealth Consulting
Jc300 dsc 2735

For Great Board Members Who Don’t Want to Ask for Money

JC Lyle - Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry

Trending News

Total Wine & More Comes To Wilmington, Official Grand Opening Thursday

Johanna F. Still - Jun 27, 2022

McKinley Building Announces Leadership Changes

Staff Reports - Jun 28, 2022

Terry Named CFCC's Vice President Of Student Services

Staff Reports - Jun 28, 2022

Bald Head Island Lands New Vivian Howard Meal-stocked Refrigerator

Jenny Callison - Jun 29, 2022

With First Building Fully Leased, Second Phase Of Industrial Project Commences

Staff Reports - Jun 28, 2022

In The Current Issue

Ibarras Create Mexican Food Empire

Opening a restaurant is risky. It’s even more so if you are an immigrant who speaks little English. These are just two of the obstacles Manu...


Propagating Growth In Pender

The past couple of years, with early pandemic-related travel restrictions and rise in remote working, has brought a renewed interest in gard...


Film Focus: Driving The Film Industry

Camera Car Service supplies a mobile platform for lighting and camera equipment to create plate and driving shoots for film productions....

Book On Business

The 2022 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

Trying to Grow a Business?
2020 Health Care Heroes
2020 WilmingtonBiz 100