Randolph, Mass. –Eileen G. Pollack, of Newton, Mass., (see full bio here) has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Development, Communications, and Public Relations for May Institute, a leading national provider of educational, behavioral, and rehabilitative services for individuals with special needs.
Her responsibilities include providing strategic direction for May Institute’s comprehensive, integrated communications programs. She also manages the organization’s development initiatives.
Ms. Pollack joined the Institute in 2003, and was instrumental in the strategic planning and launch of the organization’s National Autism Center. She orchestrated the international dissemination of the results of the Center’s National Standards Project, and has served as co-editor for its other publications, including resource manuals for parents and public school systems.
In her previous role as Vice President of Communications and Public Relations, she led teams that produced award-winning public awareness and fundraising campaigns, and that placed thousands of stories, articles, and expert columns in national and local media outlets. To date, her communications team has won 35 prestigious industry awards.
“The Institute is extremely fortunate to have a professional of Eileen’s caliber to lead its communications and development efforts,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, May Institute’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have benefited tremendously from her organizational and leadership abilities, her outstanding communication skills, and her extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. Under her direction, our development team is garnering more support for the organization than ever before, and our communications team is continuing to produce award-winning work to publicize and advance May Institute’s mission.”
Ms. Pollack earned a master’s degree in Corporate and Political Communications from Fairfield University in Connecticut. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, the Publicity Club of New England, the New England Society for Healthcare Communications, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
About May Institute
May Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization with nearly 60 years of experience in serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The organization provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals, as well as training and consultation services to professionals, organizations, and public school systems.
At more than 150 service locations across the country, May Institute’s highly trained staff members work to create new and more effective ways to meet the special needs of individuals and families across the lifespan.
For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit www.mayinstitute.org.