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A Message From Our Board President, Paula Wright

With Gratitude of 15 years of leadership, we bid farwell…

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announces Michael Fantom’s departure as Chief Executive Officer of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of New England (RMHC New England) on August 21, 2020. Michael played a critical role in the development, growth and success of the organization, and while we will miss him, his bright personality and his inspiring leadership, we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
For over 15 years, Michael’s leadership brought significant organizational growth—first as Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House of Providence (RMH Providence) and then as CEO of RMHC New England in March 2019. Michael has been a wonderful asset to our organization. 
During his tenure, RMH Providence expanded 3 times concluding in 2016—a $5 million expansion increasing the number of families served nightly from 18 to 28. In the past two years, Michael’s guidance brought significant growth once again as he led the successful merger of RMH Providence and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England.
In his own words, “After 15 active years in the RMHC family I have made the decision to take a step back from my position as the CEO of RMHC New England. Against a pandemic backdrop and recent family health challenges I have decided spend some much needed time with my family before moving on to pursue other professional opportunities.” Michael expressed “I am thankful for the opportunity to lead during a period of immense organizational growth and evolution, and am certain that RMHC New England is positioned to continue growing the mission of family support throughout the tri-city area of Worcester:Boston:Providence while maintaining a position of non-profit excellence for years to come.”  
If you have any questions about the transition or the organization, do not hesitate to reach out to Nicole Anderson, Chief Advancement Officer at nanderson@rmhcne.org.
Paula Wright
Board President
Ronald McDonald House Charities of New England