New Members Join Girls Inc. Board

Girls Inc. of Lynn is proud to have two new Board members, Kim Monahan, Senior Vice President and Director of Commercial Portfolio Management at Santander Bank and Candace Hankard Doucette, Senior Vice President of Retail Banking Branch Administration at Salem Five.

“Kim and Candace are experienced business, technology and community leaders,” said Deb Ansourlian, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Lynn. “I’m confident that they will make tremendous contributions to our organization, using their operational and business acumen and leadership to help us better serve our girls and their families, strengthen our partnerships and continue to build value for our organization.”

Ansourlian continued, “As we move forward, it’s a great benefit to be able to get advice and support from a full board made up of leaders with diverse expertise and experience and a strong commitment to our organization.”

About Kim A. Monahan

In her current position with Santander, Kim Monahan is responsible for the oversight of the bank’s Commercial Loan Portfolio.

Monahan began her finance career at the age of 16 as a teller at Eastern Bank.  Since that time she has held various positions in the financial field including at Brown Brothers Harriman, Salem Five Bank, TD Bank and most recently as a Vice President – Asset Manager at Capital Crossing in Boston.

Monahan has been actively involved in Girls Inc. since 2008 first working as a mentor in the middle school program and for the last three years as a mentor in the college mentoring program.  She previously served as a Board Member of Rebuilding Together Boston.

Monahan attended the University of New Hampshire and Endicott College, where she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Monahan resides in Swampscott, MA.

About Candace Hankard Doucette

Candace Hankard Doucette is responsible for the Salem Five branch network’s service, operations and technology in 30 locations within Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk and Norfolk counties.

Prior to joining Salem Five, Doucette was with Eastern Bank and Cambridgeport Bank. She is past President of New England Bank Marketing and the American Banking Association and has served on the Board of Trustees at Cathedral High School in Boston.

Currently, Doucette volunteers as a financial advisor for the North Shore Elder Services, is an active member of the Girls Latin School Alumnae Association and serves on the American Red Cross Women Who Care Leadership Committee.

Doucette earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration at Suffolk University in Boston. Doucette resides in Lynnfield, MA.