Mercy Connections names Falcone next executive director

Lisa Falcone

Shelburne resident Lisa Falcone has been named the next executive director of Mercy Connections, board chair John Bossange announced last week.

“[Falcone] brings experience, wisdom, and an understanding of the mission of Mercy Connections,” Bossange said in the announcement.

Falcone joins Mercy Connections from United Way of Northwest Vermont. She is also a founder and senior advisor of WorkLab Innovations, a start-up organization that supports communities across the country as they replicate and build sustainable workplace practices through employer networks.

Falcone said she has admired the Mercy organization, its staff and mission, in particular the Sisters of Mercy, “who have been on the forefront of social innovation and impact.”

“Mercy Connections has helped many, many citizens find their confidence, purpose and place in our community,” she said.
The nonprofit Mercy Connections is an educational organization focusing on women and working in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy. Its programs promote education, mentoring, entrepreneurship and community.

Current Executive Director Dolly Fleming retires at the end of June. Falcone will start in her new role July 1.

Falcone previously worked in higher education and business/industry workforce development. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine, and a master’s from Bowling Green State University.

Falcone and her husband, Tristram Coffin, have three children

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