Cathedral Square is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Fitzgerald as its new CEO.
For 15 years, Kim has served in many capacities within Cathedral Square, a Vermont-based nonprofit organization. In the last three years Kim has held the combined role of Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
“I joined Cathedral Square 15 years ago to be part of an organization I truly believe in,” states Kim. “Today, I am grateful for the opportunity to lead our amazing team and achieve our vision of creating healthy environments where Vermonters have access to affordable homes and the health and service supports they need.”
Prior to joining Cathedral Square, Kim worked for the Vermont Housing Finance Agency for seven years in the Multi-Family Division as Management Officer. She currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Champlain Housing Trust and recently served as Vice President on the ANEW Place Board. ANEW Place is a non-profit, Burlington based organization committed to providing services and tools for the homeless to start anew.
Kim received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Vermont Housing Manager’s Association for her 19 years of dedication and commitment. Kim is a certified Professional in Human Resources, Assisted Housing Manager, Tax Credit Manager, and RD Manager.
“Finding the very best candidate in the country for this important position was the Search Committee’s priority,” said Charlie Smith, President of Cathedral Square’s Board of Directors. “It is a measure of the leadership development within Cathedral Square that our internal candidate, Kim Fitzgerald, was the stand out. Kim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from within Cathedral Square and of the affordable housing community overall. Her vision for the future of Cathedral Square is strong and compelling and her sense of mission to our residents is unequaled.”
About Cathedral Square
Cathedral Square (CS) is a non-profit organization created in 1977. CS develops and operates communities for seniors and individuals with special needs. For over 38 years, Cathedral Square has lived up to its mission of “healthy homes, caring communities and positive aging”, providing housing with supportive services to over 1,127 residents. As an advocate for a system that better serves the long term care needs of Vermonters, Cathedral Square administers SASH (Support And Services at Home) statewide as part of Vermont’s Blueprint for Health. SASH serves over 4,800 Vermonters. Today, CS owns and/or manages 29 housing communities, each uniquely designed to provide safe and secure apartments at an affordable price.
In 2015 Cathedral Square received the Best Places to Work in Vermont Award. This statewide award is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses.