After 5 years as Executive Director of the , Sherry Anderson recently gave her notice, after 5 years of critical organizational leadership.
Today, July 30 Framingham resident Mary Elizabeth Opanasets, starts as the new executive director.
"She has decades of experience as Director of Development at a number of Massachusetts arts and educational institutions such as the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. She brings us a wealth of fundraising skills as well as solid management experience leading both paid staff and volunteers," stated an e-newsletter.
Anderson "has brought so many improvements to our organization. These include beautifying the PAC facility, greatly increasing the student body and programming, recruiting and attracting highly qualified and talented faculty, and beginning to build a cooperative educational relationship with Framingham Public Schools. Her busy days at PAC have been spent juggling many balls in the air, always with a smile, thoughtful care, and extra hours above the call of duty. She weathered an extended time of recession that brought many challenges to our non-profit organization, always working towards making PAC programs accessible and affordable. She is truly PAC's fairy godmother, the costume she wore for PAC's 30th birthday party a year ago," wrote the board of directors in an e-newsletter Monday morning.