CTI Names New CPO

Nonprofit Names New Chief Program Officer
Community Teamwork Inc.

by Aaron Curtis
acurtis@ lowellsun.com

Lowell » Community Teamwork Inc. recently announced a new chief program officer, promoting
from within to fill the spot. Carl Howell, who previously served as CTI’s Director of Residential programs — and most recently as Division Director of Housing and Homeless Services — will replace current Chief Program Officer Michael Collins, who is retiring from the position effective Jan. 31.

“ I am honored and excited to take on this new role at Community Teamwork,” Howell said in a statement released by CTI. “ The last two chief program officers were Karen Frederick and Michael Collins and I’ve been lucky to have been mentored by both of them. Howell has been with CTI since 2010. CTI says its mission is to “ help people help themselves with childcare, family supports, nutrition, fuel assistance, housing, skill training, employment, financial education and individual asset and small business development.”

“ During my time at Community Teamwork, I have been able to interact in an extensive way with many
different programs across the divisions as well as the community, especially this past year, and I look
forward to expanding on my role both within the agency and the community as I move into the position
of chief program officer,” Howell said. In Howell’s role as CTI’s division director of Housing
and Homeless Services, his focus has been on the operations of a variety of programming and supportive
services the nonprofit provides across 72 cities and towns statewide. The programs include homeless
prevention, as well as administrating subsidized housing to more than 3,600 tenants. Howell joined CTI after working with Catholic Charities in Baltimore County, Md., where he managed Christopher’s Place
Employment Academy — a workforce development program for homeless men.

Prior to that, Howell spent two years at Target Community and Educational Services in Westminster,
Md., where he managed residential programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Howell also was a supervisor of case management services for three years at Chase Home for Children, in Portsmouth, N.H., which is a residential home for children in need of behavioral and clinical supports.

“In his most recent roll, Carl has overseen the creation and expansion of our Youth Services programming, increased family shelter opportunities, introduced new programming such as SNO MASS, and taken the lead in the Agency’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work,” CTI CEO Karen Frederick said in a release from the nonprofit. “ Many of these services have become recognized for their innovation, success and effectiveness.

“I look forward to the energy and leadership Howell will bring to his new role as chief program officer,” she added.

Howell will begin his new position Feb. 1.