The Elizabeth Peabody House Board of Directors has named Thomas M. Colligan as interim Executive Director of its 116-year-old non-profit. He assumes his position on Monday.
| Thomas M. Colligan
“We’re excited about Tom leading the organization until a new executive director is selected,” said Board President John H. Sanders, Jr. “Tom brings over 30 years of senior non-profit leadership experience, and we are lucky to have him at the helm.”
Colligan came to the Board’s attention by way of Third Sector New England, a consulting group that provides interim management and consulting services to non-profit organizations. He succeeds Selvin L. Chambers, III who led the Peabody House for four years.
Colligan has extensive leadership credentials, including roles with YMCAs in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Upstate New York, as well as with the entity’s Chicago-based national offices. His professional experience also includes being a senior vice president at the Arthritis Foundation in Atlanta, as well as serving as a consultant in financial development and motivational messaging. His non-profit experience also includes time with The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association, Bridge Over Troubled Waters and United South End Settlements of Boston.
Colligan is based in Torrington, Connecticut and holds a bachelor’s degree from Goddard College and a master’s degree in education from Springfield College.