Community Teamwork
Press Release
For immediate Release
January 13, 2021

Media Contact: Julia Ripa
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Carl W. Howell, Division Director of Housing and Homeless Services, promoted to Chief Program Officer at Community Teamwork

Lowell, January 13, 2021 Community Teamwork is pleased to announce that Carl Howell has been promoted to the position of Chief Program Officer. Carl has been with Community Teamwork since 2010, serving first as Director of Residential Programs and most recently as Division Director of Housing and Homeless Services, our largest Division. Carl will be replacing Michael Collins, the current Chief Program Officer who is retiring effective January 31, 2021.

In his role as the Division Director of Housing and Homeless Services for Community Teamwork Inc. in Lowell, Carl’s administrative focus has been on the operations of a variety of programming and supportive services that Community Teamwork provides across 72 cities and towns within the Commonwealth. These programs vary from homeless prevention and homeless shelters to administrating subsidized housing to over 3,600 tenants. Carl joined Community Teamwork in April 2010 from Catholic Charities of Baltimore County, Maryland where he managed Christopher’s Place Academy, a workforce development program for homeless men. Prior to joining Catholic Charities, he spent 2 years at Target Community & Educational Services, Westminster, MD where he manage a residential program for adults with developmental disabilities. Prior to moving to Maryland, Carl was a supervisor of case management services for 3 years at Chase Home for Children, Portsmouth, NH, a residential home for children that are in need of behavioral and clinical supports.

Carl has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Joseph’s College of ME, and a Master’s of Science Degree from McDaniel College in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He has also completed the Boston University‘s Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership Certificate Program, and Public Matters Civic Engagement Program at the Lowell Plan. He is currently a LEADS Fellow at Harvard Business School with expected completion in May 2021.

Carl currently serves on the Boards of Common Ground, an affordable housing subsidiary of Community Teamwork, Homes for Family Policy Action Team, Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership, EOHHS MA Youth Commission, and the DEI consortium, among many others.

“In his most recent roll, Carl has overseen the creation and expansion of our Youth Services Programming, increased family shelter opportunities, introduced new programming such as SNO MASS, and taken the lead in the Agency’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work. Many of these services have become recognized for their innovation, success, and effectiveness. I look forward to the energy and leadership Carl will bring to his new role as Chief Program Officer,” said Karen Frederick, CEO, Community Teamwork.

Carl will begin his new position on February 1st.

About Community Teamwork

Community Teamwork is a catalyst for social change. Our driving mission is to help people help themselves with child care, family supports, nutrition, fuel assistance, housing, skills training, employment, financial education, and individual asset and small business development. As a Community Action Agency, a Regional Housing Agency, and a Community Development Corporation, Community Teamwork helps nearly 54,000 individuals from 72 cities and towns in northeastern Massachusetts gain greater economic independence.