Board Members & Staff
Mark St. Jean
Falmouth Housing Trust Welcomes New Executive Director
Falmouth Housing Trust is pleased to announce that Karen Bissonnette of Falmouth has joined the Trust as our new Executive Director. A resident of Falmouth, Karen graduated from Falmouth High School and from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology.
Karen comes to us with a wealth of experience in nonprofit management and the Falmouth community. She has served as a Town Meeting Member since 1998, has been a Corporator at Woods Hole Foundation since 2005, and a member of the Board of Directors of Falmouth Road Race, Inc. since 2008.
Previously, Karen held positions as the Chief Development Officer of the Community Health Center of Cape Cod and as Executive Director of the Falmouth Hospital Foundation. Karen also serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod, Scholarship Association of Falmouth, and the Kelley Foundation. She is also a Corporator of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank and Heritage Museums and Gardens.
Joanne O’Sullivan, Board Vice-Chair and Chair of the Search Committee said, “The Board is thrilled to welcome Karen to the Falmouth Housing Trust. Her fundraising, administrative experience, and knowledge of Falmouth is a key addition to our organization. We are very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Karen’s caliber to fulfill this Role. We’re confident that she will play a key role in continuing the important work of bringing affordable workforce housing to Falmouth.”