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Angela Lett, Executive Director of Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers to Leave in Late June to Pursue a Career Change.

Allston, MA – The Board of Directors of Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers announced that Lett will step down as Executive Director in late June.

After four years of service to Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers, Angela has decided to pursue an exciting career change and enter the medical field. Before becoming the Executive Director of Helping Hands, she served as Interim Executive Director and Director of Development and Communications. She leaves the organization with an impressive list of contributions. During her tenure the organization implemented a new strategic plan and made significant advancements in outlining the next steps for the future of Helping Hands.

"As Angela embarks on an exciting career change, we wish her great success and fulfillment in her new role. We also want to thank Angela for her enormous contributions and excellent leadership over the course of her tenure with Helping Hands,” said Robert Sanders, Chair of the Board of Directors.

Throughout her time as Executive Director, Lett partnered with senior leadership, volunteers, and the Board of Directors to expand and grow institutional support.  Prior to her roles at Helping Hands, Lett spent over a decade honing her fundraising and communications skills at a variety of non-profits.

“I am so appreciative of my time at Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers and for all the people I have come to know and the amazing lives I have had the honor to be a part of,” Lett said. “I look forward to continuing to support Helping Hands as a donor and volunteer in the coming years.”

The Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers Board of Directors has retained Campbell & Company, a national recruitment firm, to assist in the search for the next Executive Director. "We have begun our search for a new Executive Director, with the hopes  of attracting an inspiring, entrepreneurial chieftain who will lead us  with compassion for our monkeys and recipients, and brings renewed  energy and vision for our future,” said Sanders. Additional information can be found at monkeyhelpers.org.

Founded in 1979, Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers is the only organization in the world dedicated to training and placing capuchin monkeys with people living with paralysis or other mobility impairments.

See the full press release statement here.