Who We Are
Leadership Cape Cod will make more of an impact by offering more programs and services to more
people, businesses and community organizations.
Leadership Cape Cod goals are:
- To provide the tools for leaders to thrive in their businesses and community.
- To enhance leadership and civic engagement (community service) skills.
- To cultivate connections and fosters thoughtful conversations and collaborative skills.
- To offer a learning community network of friends and colleagues.
- To drive change and innovation while helping to shape the future of the Cape Cod region
Board Of Directors & Staff
Throughout his career Bob Cody has a demonstrated record of leadership, problem-solving, organizational development, maximizing individual contributions, and continuous operational improvement. He brings over 25 years of leadership experience in corporate, academic and non-profit organizations.
In positions of vice-president of worldwide research, development and engineering, dean of academic and student affairs, board member and board chair, Cody has led organizations in innovation and growth specializing in developing new programs, products and services, while increasing revenue and organizational growth, leading change management transformations to take those organizations to new levels of performance. He is currently the chief executive partner of Innoreate, a business consulting firm and the Executive Director of Leadership Cape Cod.
Jacob is a Cape Codder who has worked in a variety of human service and education roles with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Jacob received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and found his calling providing training and education to those supporting children and adults who have experienced trauma.
This passion of training, education and prevention lead him to Children’s Cove, the Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center where he works to raise awareness of child abuse issues, provide prevention education for parents and caregivers, and conduct high quality training and education surrounding recognition and response to abuse of children for professionals. Jacob also coordinates the Teen TASK Force program in several local high schools.
Jeni Wheeler is the Owner/Chief Culinary Artist of Jeni’s Joy, a boutique prepared meals and catering company focusing on people with specific food preferences/needs such as Vegan, Keto, Gluten-free, etc. She also serves as the Executive Chef and Program Director of Faith Family Kitchen, a ministry of the Cape Cod Council of Churches, which feeds the homeless and food insecure.
Mike Redfield was born and raised in West Yarmouth. He received his Bachelors degree in Business from Bryant University in 2004. Mike spent 9 years living in San Diego from 2007 to 2016 enjoying the ocean and the outdoors year round and experienced immense professional growth by seizing on an opportunity to start a niche business within the construction industry. He grew his business year over year and sold it in 2016 so he and his wife Robbi could move to the Cape to settle down and start a family. Mike is currently the Sales Manager of the Personal Insurance Team at Rogers & Gray Insurance Agency and is an active member in the community.
Abigail is originally from upstate NY and summered here throughout childhood. In 2002 she bought a home in Orleans.
She began her Cape Cod career here with an HR consulting/recruiting firm. That was a great introduction to business on the Cape. She started changing from a recruiter into more of a consultant to assist small businesses. She has worked for a few companies in business development and is at Secure Networks as the Director of Business Development.
Catherine joined Housing Assistance Corporation as Assistant Director of Development in December 2018. Through her work at the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Young Professionals, Cape Cod Academy, and the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance she realized how rewarding it was to assist a nonprofit organization in exceeding its goals and fulfilling its mission. She has had the great honor of working with dedicated and passionate professionals that share her commitment of supporting the nonprofit sector on Cape Cod and looks forward to contributing to Housing Assistance Corporation.
Raised in Hyannis, Rob Cushing spent his high school years in Iowa. Upon graduation, he entered into the Navy for 6 years, serving during the Persian Gulf War and at duty stations in Florida, Italy and Virginia.
At Cape Cod Community College he served as Vice President of the Student Senate and as part of the WKKL Radio Club. He graduated with an associate’s degree in Information Systems, and then to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for his bachelor’s degree in 2000. Rob has run a digital marketing company since 2014 and is an active participant in the local Cape Cod community.
Mairead grew up in Manchester, N.H. She received her bachelor’s degree from Keene State College. After graduation, she moved to Peabody, Mass., and worked for Enterprise Rent A Car. Two years later she married her husband, whom she had met while studying at Keene State. He is from Dennis, works as a teacher and runs a charter fishing boat in the summer. The most logical thing for her to do was relocate to the Cape!
Mairead has been with the Animal Rescue League since September 2017. She loves starting each day giving a “pat on the head” to our four-footed friends! She is the first Development Officer the league has hired on Cape Cod. The league has been on the Cape for almost 100 years and Mairead is excited to work with their Cape donor base and assist in keeping animals happy and healthy in their habitats and homes.
Chris Hedetniemi was born and raised in Gloucester, MA. He attended St. John’s Prep, then on to study Management at Bentley University. Chris worked in event management for Bentley and Brandeis before coming to Cape Cod fourteen years ago.
Upon his arrival, Chris became employed at the Dan’l Webster where he was for 2 years, then moved to Asst. Store Manager for American Eagle Outfitters, and finally onto insurance with HUB International where he is still employed today. Chris was originally hired as a Branch Assistant in HUB’s North Chatham office. Within an eight month period, he obtained his insurance licenses and was promoted to a Client Relationship Manager position in the Employee Benefits Division. Three years later, he branched into Commercial and Personal Insurance while remaining at HUB. Most recently back in 2016, Chris was promoted to Assistant Vice President and Account Executive, continuing to offer clients his expertise across all lines of insurance. Chris is now approaching his eleventh year with HUB.
Stephanie Nadolny serves as the Vice President of Hospital Operations at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod. She also oversees ancillary services (pharmacy, laboratory, radiology and spiritual care) for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.
Stephanie began her career as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, joining the Spaulding Rehabilitation family in 1989. Stephanie has held administrative roles at various Spaulding locations throughout the years. In 1997, Stephanie became the Director of Inpatient Programs at the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands, overseeing inpatient operations, including therapies and nursing. In 2003, she was promoted to the position of Vice President of Clinical Services. In her current role as VP of Hospital Operations, Stephanie serves as the site leader of the organization.
Noelle moved to Cape Cod from Nassau, Bahamas. She studied public relations at Florida Southern College and completed her Master’s degree at West Virginia University in integrated marketing communications. She worked in Nassau with many well-known U.S. consumer brands, assisting and directing their marketing strategy to connect with Bahamians.
In 2010 Noelle relocated to Mashpee and began working at the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce. She is now Executive Director of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce. Her passion for small business and its challenges has led the Chamber to transform their list of services. She manages the Chamber’s image; writing press releases, marketing material, and website content. She leads the publication of “Truly Orleans” an annual magazine, manages all aspects of 35+ annual events, directs operations at the Chamber, promotes Orleans as a destination, and promotes members to visitors, second home owners and residents of Orleans.
Will, a graduate of Ithaca College (and graduate of CLI Class of 2008!), is co-owner of Camp Wingate*Kirkland with his wife Sandy. Camp W*K is a day and overnight summer camp and outdoor education center in Yarmouth Port, MA. He lives there year-round with two daughters, two four-legged children, one Teacup Pig and 14 hens. Will is also Community Engagement and Recruitment Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & The Islands.
David Troutman has worked in the restaurant industry for over 46 years; the last 32 of which were spent as co-owner of Scargo Cafe.
A 1976 graduate of Barnstable High, he received his bachelors degree from Suffolk University in 2006 and is a graduate of the class of 2015 Community Leadership Institute.
He is a founding member and immediate past Chair of Calmer Choice and as such was the United Way recipient of the Ron Reed award for dedication to a board. David is also an active member of the YMCA “Achievers” steering committee, an active Trustee on The Cape Cod Chamber board, member of the PAWs advisory board as well as recently becoming a member of the board of WE CAN.
Vana Trudeau graduated from Barnstable High School and Cape Cod Community College before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in English summa cum laude from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She completed her Master of Arts in Drama at Tufts University and spent several years producing corporate “theatre” for Infinium Software, a pioneer in the SaaS (Software as a Service) industry.
In 2004 she founded Essential Rentals, a full-service vacation equipment rental company. Now employing more than a dozen people from May to October, it is the largest vacation equipment rental company in the region.
Vana joined CCCC as an adjunct faculty member in 2010 and served as Performing Arts Coordinator before becoming the Tilden Arts Center and College Events Coordinator in 2016. She is a member of the leadership of the Cape Cod Theatre Coalition, the Vice Chair for Region 1 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a former member of the Dennis Port Revitalization Committee, and former Chair of the Dennis Arts and Culture Council.