FPC picks interim leader

Jamaica Plain resident Samantha Wechsler has been selected as interim executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC), according to FPC board member Mike Carpentier.

Wechsler takes over for former director Corey Allen.

FPC is a nonprofit group that helps maintain the park.

“The Franklin Park Coalition is excited to welcome Samantha Wechsler as our new interim executive director,” Carpentier said in an email. “Sam, a Jamaica Plain resident, has extensive experience both as an executive director of local nonprofits and as an independent consultant providing consulting services to mission-driven organizations and their leaders in organizational development, fundraising, and partnership building.”

Carpentier said Wechsler has previously served as executive director of the JP-based Bikes Not Bombs and as interim executive director of Culture Reframed, as well as other leadership positions.

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