Crotched Mountain Names Melissa White Chief Program Officer and Lisa Perales Chief Clinical Officer.

Greenfield, NH – Crotched Mountain Foundation has appointed Melissa White and Lisa Perales top senior executive positions.

White, formerly Chief of School and Community Living for Crotched Mountain, will take on the role of Chief Program Officer, overseeing Crotched Mountain School, student/adult residential and community-based services, the Ready, Set, Connect! autism clinics, Crotched Mountain Accessible Recreation and Sports (CMARS), and behavioral sciences.

Perales, who previously served as Vice President of Nursing and Crotched Mountain Community Care, will move into the role of Chief Clinical Officer, leading the school’s 24-hour health center, Crotched Mountain Community Care, ATECH Services, audiology, and the nutrition and therapeutic departments. Under her leadership, Crotched Mountain won the national Doyle Award twice for innovation in health care management.

“As an organization, Crotched Mountain is poised to grow our mission and serve even more people with disabilities,” said Michael Coughlin, President and CEO of Crotched Mountain. “These two positions reflect this, and Melissa White and Lisa Perales are the professionals that will lead us into the next chapter of our story.”

White joined Crotched Mountain in August 2016, from Venture Community Services in Massachusetts, where she was Vice President of Community Living and Affiliate Services. Perales began her tenure at Crotched Mountain in 2010 as Director of Nursing.

About Crotched Mountain Foundation
Cr0tched 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 specialized education and community and residential services for more than 3,000 people throughout New England and New York. For more information about Crotched Mountain’s programs, please visit

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