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Important Changes at Helping Hands

After 17 years at Helping Hands, Megan Talbert, Executive Director, is moving on to other opportunities. Her final day will be Friday, May 12. The staff and monkeys at The Monkey College will miss her and are thankful for the guidance and support she has provided during her time here.  

Meg CollegeMeg began as a trainer in our work-study program through Boston University. A few years after graduating, she returned to manage the Placement Program and traveled throughout the country to bring Helping Hands service monkeys to recipients and support those ongoing relationships. Meg became the Chief Operating Officer in 2006 and was named as Executive Director in 2010.

Meg and Dippy“It has been a great honor to work with Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers and I will forever cherish the relationships I’ve made with our recipients, volunteers, staff, and service monkeys,” Talbert said. “I have great confidence in our team and look forward to continuing to support the program as a volunteer and donor for many years to come.”

Robert Sanders, Chair of the Board of Directors adds, “We have all been extremely privileged to work alongside Megan. She has been an inspiring and dedicated leader who has had a direct and immeasurable impact on improving the lives of our recipients. During her tenure, Meg built a strong organization and a capable team that is committed to continuing the important mission of Helping Hands. The senior management, staff, and Board of Directors of Helping Hands are diligently preparing for her departure and the ensuing search for a new Executive Director, while ensuring the good work of Helping Hands proceeds unfettered for many years into the future.”