Executive Management



  • Sandy Cades,  Chief Financial Officer
  • Joan Valcourt,  Director of Human Resources
  • Joan McGregor,  Director of Family Networks
  • Sandra Pyram-Loyer, LMHC, Regional Director MA
  • Eric Gaboriault, Regional Director RI


  • Boyce Slayman,  Board Chairman
  • Craig Gordon
  • Joseph Leavey
  • David Dubinsky
  • Kelly McDermott
  • Patrick Martin
  • Susan Fink
  • Deanna Johnson



Craig Gordon

Chief Executive Officer

Craig Gordon, Communities for People’s Chief Executive Officer, has worked for CFP for over 40 years. Craig started as a Direct Care worker while still a student at Brandeis University. Soon after graduation, he was promoted to Regional Director in Rhode Island, tasked with establishing CFP’s Rhode Island programs. In that role he developed a full spectrum of programs and services that provide a continuum of care for Rhode Island youth and families involved in the state’s child welfare system, including a staffed apartment model, specialized treatment models for adolescents with varying behavioral and mental health needs, family support programs, treatment foster care, evidence-based programs, and independent living programs. Craig served as Regional Director, and then Vice President, for Rhode Island programs for 14 years.

In 2014, Craig became CFP’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO he provided oversight of staffing workforce needs for all programs in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Craig also built valuable partnerships and collaborations with other community organizations and has served on multiple state- and provider-led committees and workgroups. He is a prominent figure in Massachusetts and Rhode Island’s statewide and local advocacy efforts to ensure youth receive the services they need.

Today Craig is honored to be named CFP’s second CEO (following Founder, Joe Leavey). He leads the efforts of 15+ programs in both MA and RI, a budget of approximately 15 million dollars, a workforce of over 180 employees, 2 affiliated agencies, and management services for 5 other nonprofits. He is excited to further develop CFP’s position as an established provider and innovative leader for the youth and families of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.