Larry Marsland to leave Lower Cape Outreach Council by summer
ORLEANS — After two decades at the Lower Cape Outreach Council, Larry Marsland, its CEO, will step down by summer, a council announcement said Friday.
Serving all eight cities in the Lower and Outer Cape, the Orleans-based social service agency operates or contributes to food pantries in each city and provides an emergency financial assistance program for families and individuals.
It also coordinates home food deliveries and in recent years has added job training programs.
Marsland began his career at the LCOC as a part-time fundraiser and served as Director of Development before becoming CEO. Fundraising remained a top priority for Marsland; the council’s annual holiday season Gift of Hope campaign in 2021 has raised $700,000, he said in an interview on Friday.
“It’s been an amazing journey and I’m grateful to have had the chance to make a difference in the lives of our clients and to work with an amazing group of volunteers who care about their communities and the people who are struggling to succeed in their lives. here on Cape Cod,” said Marsland, a well-known entertainer and singer known for his cabaret-style performances across the region.
The council was named 2021 Nonprofit of the Year by business advocacy group SCORE Cape Cod & the Islands.
In addition to Marsland’s planned departure, Gennie Moran, the council’s chief operating officer since 2013, is leaving the organization. Moran announced last fall that she plans to leave the board at the end of 2021.
His position will be filled by Katherine Wibby, who takes office on Tuesday, the announcement said. Moran will remain with the team until February to help Wibby.
Moran was responsible for the day-to-day running of the LCOC and worked closely with the agency’s volunteers, who number in the hundreds.
Wibby spent seven years as a senior elder law attorney with South Coastal Counties Legal Services Inc. in Hyannis.
“She specializes in legal assistance and representation for seniors struggling with housing and government benefit programs; provided legal representation to seniors with health insurance issues and was responsible for monthly/bimonthly outreach to 13 aging councils on Cape Cod and the Islands,” the ad reads.
“We will miss the compassion and creativity that Gennie Moran brought to our organization,” Marsland said in the announcement, “but we welcome Katherine and look forward to the perspective and experience she can bring to this position. “
A search committee has been formed to replace Marsland, according to the announcement.