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Caritas Communities Promotes Connell, Rittchen

Braintree, MA – The board of directors of Caritas Communities announced that Frank Connell, formerly interim executive director, has been named executive director, and Gregory D. Rittchen, previously director of real estate and interim chief financial officer, is now permanently appointed to both of those roles.

Frank Connell

The board named Connell and Rittchen to the interim positions in September 2023 upon the departure of Karin Cassell Mitterando, who resigned as executive director after about 10 years with the organization.

“We welcome Frank and Greg in their important new permanent roles,” said Ruby Cherfils, chair of the Caritas board, speaking on behalf of the board. “Both of them achieved a lot in their previous positions at Caritas, and we look forward to continued growth and success as we assist them in supporting our residents in the homes we provide.”

Connell joined Caritas in October 2018 and held various positions culminating in his appointment to director of strategic initiatives in February 2022.

Gregory D. Rittchen

Rittchen started at Caritas as director of real estate assets in June 2021 and continues in that role, leading the asset management team, overseeing the financials and strategy for the organization’s housing portfolio, and completing more than $1.5 million in rehabilitation and renovation of properties.