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Cape Wellness Collaborative Announces Abigail Field as Chief Executive Officer

A new leader is named as the organization approaches its 8th year


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


HYANNIS, MA, October 12, 2021— Bruce A. Bierhans, President of Cape Wellness Collaborative (CWC) announced today that Abigail Field has been appointed new CEO of the organization which provides funding for integrative therapies for people facing cancer on the Cape and Islands. Field, an experienced nonprofit leader, will succeed Sarah Swain and assume her responsibilities on Monday, October 18th.


Sarah Swain, Founder Emeritus of CWC, has said “I am humbled and proud to have had the opportunity to lead Cape Wellness Collaborative over the past 7 years and now is the perfect time for Abby Field, with her extensive non-profit experience and passion for the CWC mission, to lead this organization into the future. I am so grateful to Bruce and the board for putting so much time and thought into this transition and am absolutely thrilled with their choice”.


Bierhans indicated that Swain will continue to work with CWC as a volunteer and will work with Field as she transitions into her new role. “It’s been such an honor and a pleasure to have worked arm in arm with Sarah and our board and volunteers for the past 7 years. So many fond memories!” said Bierhans. “I’m thrilled to now have the pleasure of working with Abby Field, who is such an extraordinary and talented individual, as we continue to fulfill the important CWC mission.”


While at Pleasant Bay Community Boating, Abby Field held the position of Associate Director, and her work there focused on offering sailing to the Cape Cod community and beyond. Field has extensive experience building partnerships within the community and has helped people of all ages increase their quality of life through sailing.


In addition to her work in nonprofit, Field is a classical pianist and has been a member of several chamber ensembles. She studied with the New York Institute of Photography and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.


With a background in integrative nutrition, she relishes the opportunity to build upon the foundation of healing support being offered at CWC. Field’s vision for CWC is fueled by her love of community and collaboration, as well as a desire to make the lives of CWC clients sweeter and more comfortable.

About Cape Wellness Collaborative

Founded in 2014, by local musician Sarah Swain, Cape Wellness Collaborative (CWC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which provides free-of-charge integrative wellness therapies and support for anyone on Cape Cod and the Islands facing cancer. To date, CWC has supported over 1,200 clients with integrative therapies and has cooked and distributed over 4,000 meals through its Wellness Eats program.



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