Michael Coughlin will retire this year from his position as president and CEO of Crotched Mountain Foundation in Greenfield after more than four decades working in non-profits. The Crotched Mountain board of directors is embarking on a national search to find a successor who will take the reins by next fall.
“I will miss Crotched Mountain,” Coughlin says. “The people, the mission, and the magic of this place has made these years some of the most rewarding of my career. ... I see a bright future for Crotched Mountain School and the other services we provide to people with disabilities throughout New Hampshire. I will always be grateful to have played a role in the Crotched Mountain story.”
Nancy VanVranken, chair of the Crotched Mountain board, says Coughlin guided Crotched Mountain through some of its most consequential years. “He leaves us with a legacy of a growing residential school, increased community impact through services like Crotched Mountain Community Care and Ready Set Connect autism centers, and an innumerable amount of touched lives,” she said. “We are grateful for his service and look forward to continuing the momentum he helped create.”