Crotched Mountain Foundation CEO Michael Coughlin Announces Retirement

Long-Time Non-Profit Leader to Step Down Towards the End of 2019

Michael Coughlin is planning to step down from his position as the President and CEO of Crotched Mountain Foundation and retire after over four decades of service in the non-profit sector.

The Crotched Mountain Board of Directors is embarking on a national search process to identify Coughlin’s successor, with plans to have the next President set to take the reins sometime after the summer of 2019.

“I will miss Crotched Mountain,” Coughlin says. “The people, the mission, and the magic of this place has made these years some of the most rewarding of my career. Retirement won’t be as exciting and fulfilling, but I am confident it’s the right thing to do for me and my family. I see a bright future for Crotched Mountain School and the other services we provide to people with disabilities throughout New Hampshire. I will always be grateful to have played a role in the Crotched Mountain story.”

“Mike had guided Crotched Mountain through some of its most consequential years,” said Nancy VanVranken, Chair of the Crotched Mountain Board of Directors. “He leaves us with a legacy of a growing residential school, increased community impact through services like Crotched Mountain Community Care and Ready Set Connect autism centers, and an innumerable amount of touched lives. We are grateful for his service and look forward to continuing the momentum he helped create.”

Coughlin joined Crotched Mountain in March 2016. He had previously served as the Chief Executive of Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. and held leadership positions at Rehabilitative Resources in Massachusetts, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England and Genesis Behavioral Health in Laconia, NH.

About Crotched Mountain Foundation

Crotched Mountain Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 1953 with a mission to serve individuals with disabilities and their families, embracing personal choice and development, and building communities of mutual support. Crotched Mountain provides special education, accessible recreation, and community and residential support services for people in New Hampshire, New England, and beyond. For more information about Crotched Mountain, please visit

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