MV Community Services Names Elizabeth Folcarelli, Ph.D. New CEO

Elizabeth Folcarelli

After a strategic search process interrupted by COVID-19, our Board of Directors are proud to announce that Elizabeth Folcarelli, the current chief operating officer at Gosnold, Inc., will become MV Community Services chief executive officer in early August 2020.

Julie Fay, our current executive director announced her retirement last fall. Under Julie’s leadership, MVCS grew exponentially – nearly doubling our revenue (from $5.2M to $10M annually), adding critical new programming and launching a $24M capital campaign.

I want to salute the work of our transition committee—their recommendation of Beth was met with unanimous enthusiasm by the board. There are challenges ahead, from meeting our clients’ needs under the cloud of COVID-19 to completing the overdue rebuilding of our aging campus. Still, thanks to Julie, Beth will lead an organization that over seven years has seen unprecedented growth, accomplishment and expanded services to the Island community.

Bob Egerton, MVCS Board President

Meet Beth Folcarelli

Elizabeth “Beth” Folcarelli, Ph.D., brings nearly 30 years’ experience in community-based nonprofit organizations, with specialization in behavioral healthcare, youth and family services, and elder care.  Prior to assuming her new role as chief executive officer for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, Folcarelli served as chief operating officer for Gosnold, Inc. in Falmouth, MA, chief executive officer for Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc. in Worcester, MA, and chief operating officer for Fellowship Health Resources, Inc., a national nonprofit behavioral healthcare organization with headquarters in Lincoln, RI.

With a strong background in quality and risk management, strategic business development, and organizational advancement, Folcarelli brings an extensive range of expertise in developing and leading programs for vulnerable children, adults, and families.  Working collaboratively with state organizations, private funders, and behavioral health experts down the eastern seaboard – from Maine to North Carolina –Folcarelli has been instrumental to bringing about and sustaining high-quality mental health and addiction recovery services to youth, adults, and their communities. 

A conversation with Beth Folcarelli: