New Executive Director Announcement

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The Quest Therapeutic Services Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Newcomb as Executive Director effective immediately. Prior to appointment, Lisa served as the National Director, Executive Director and Event Coordinator for the Melanoma International Foundation. The Board has the fullest confidence that Lisa will use her years of non-profit experience in fundraising, team building and leadership to foster the growth of Sandy McCloskey’s vision for Quest Therapeutic Services in the years to come.

Board Chair, Rob Fenza commented, “Losing a gifted therapist and visionary like Sandy McCloskey, who saw and acted upon what hippotherapy could do for children, was devastating to the organization. The Board of Directors is extremely grateful for the incredible effort put forth by Interim Director, Karen Chamberlain, and the entire staff at Quest as we searched for the right successor. We are very excited to have found someone with Lisa’s professionalism, enthusiasm and knowledge of the non-profit world to now take Quest forward.”

“Succeeding the founder of Quest is a great honor and I look forward to building upon the legacy set forth by Sandy McClosky. I am very excited to begin working with the staff, Board, volunteers, families and most importantly, the children at Quest Therapeutic Services.” 

Lisa’s career spans over two decades as a leader in a variety of management, fundraising, design and strategic planning roles. Early in her career, Lisa served as the Resource Coordinator for The Family & Workplace Connection where she assisted families in securing quality child and elderly care as a corporate benefit. She also gained experience in the coordination, logistics and planning of all fundraising events as well as managing fundraising campaigns and the stewardship of donors.

After ten years at the Family & Workplace Connection, Lisa spent ten years at the Melanoma International Foundation where she served as National Director, Executive Director and Event Coordinator. Lisa successfully managed daily operational activities including HR protocols, a volunteer management program and fundraising efforts, which led to an increased total annual income. 

Lisa holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Messiah College. She also remains active in the community through her volunteer work at Make-A-Wish America and Downingtown STEM Academy. Lisa resides in West Bradford Township with her husband and three children.

Please join us in welcoming Lisa to the Quest family!