Spence-Chapin Adoption Services
- Dec. 16, 2014
-- Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, a non-profit adoption and family services organization, announced today a change in leadership. Executive Director Emily Forhman has decided to seek new opportunities after a successful three-year tenure. Forhman will be succeeded by current COO/CFO, Adam Cotumaccio.
Maud Welles, President of the Spence-Chapin Board, commented, “Emily has brought Spence-Chapin
to the next level broadening relationships and increasing our connectivity within the adoption community. She has made important changes to appropriately scale and bring efficiency to the organization. Spence-Chapin has a strong team in place and will benefit from her leadership for years to come.”
Having led Spence-Chapin through what has been a difficult transition time for many nonprofit organizations, Forhman’s many contributions to Spence-Chapin include: developing new relationships;
trimming over $2 million from the annual budget; and successfully launching Spence-Chapin’
s annual benefit gala
Drawn to Spence-Chapin’
s mission of finding homes for children and helping families, Cotumaccio joined the agency in September 2014. Cotumaccio brings over 20 years of diverse corporate executive management and start-up experience to Spence-Chapin. He has served on several non-profit and for-profit boards and has extensive cause marketing experience. Adam was formerly the Global COO for Kinetic Worldwide, the largest Out-Of-Home media agency in the world and previously served as COO, Americas GroupM ESP, the Entertainment, Sports and Cause Marketing division within GroupM, the world's leading media investment/content management group. Adam has also worked within Deloitte Consulting's prestigious Retail and Consumer Business Practice.
According to Welles, “Adam is prepared to take on the day-to-day management of the agency and lead it into the future. As Spence-Chapin enters its 106th year, we are committed to exploring new and innovative ways to serve the adoption community.”About Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children
Spence-Chapin is an adoption and family service agency bringing over 100 years of experience in finding families for children. Spence-
Chapin’s fundamental belief is that every child deserves a family
. To underscore this commitment, Spence-Chapin has eliminated many financial barriers for families who consider embarking on the adoption journey. Through their Modern Family Center
, Spence-Chapin has broadened their impact and provides support, workshops, and counseling services for: birth parents, adoptive parents, families formed through adoption, teens, children with special needs, and adoptees at every life stage.