MSPCC Leadership Update

MSPCC is excited to announce the appointment of Nancy Allen-Scannell as our new Executive Director.

Nancy joined MSPCC in 2006 and most recently served as the Director of External Affairs. She has spent almost two decades developing and strategically implementing the agency’s child mental health and child welfare policy and legislative initiatives. A highly respected and team focused leader, Allen-Scannell has worked collaboratively with legislators, key policy makers, youth, families, and a wide range of stakeholders to advance improvements in policy, practice, and resources for children and families. She has also spearheaded and supported successful coalition efforts most recently the work of the Children’s Mental Health Campaign on the Mental Health ABC Act: Addressing Barriers to Care and the efforts of the Massachusetts Foster Parent Association to pass the Foster Parent Bill of Rights.

“It is a tremendous honor to be selected to lead MSPCC. I look forward to working with the talented and dedicated team to build on our long and impactful history of promoting and protecting the rights and well-being of children and families.”

Before joining MSPCC, Allen-Scannell was the Director of Government Affairs at Jane Doe, Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. She has served on numerous state- and community-level commissions and boards. She lives in Stow, Massachusetts, with her wife and daughter.


Nancy Allen-Scannell with Friend of the Child Award recipient and New England Patriots Cornerback, Jonathan Jones, and MSPCC board member, Paul Litchfield, at Turning Points on March 30th.


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