Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association Appoints Steven Ridini to Board of Trustees

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President and CEO of Health Resource in Action Joins Cape Cod’s Oldest Nonprofit; Trustee Brian Johnson Named to Role of Treasurer

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

The Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association (CCPMA), doing business as the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM), today announced the appointment of Steven Ridini, Ed.D., president and CEO of Health Resource in Action, to its board of trustees. Ridini’s extensive experience in nonprofit management, strategic planning and organizational development will support CCPMA’s strategic vision for future growth.

Ridini has more than 25 years of experience working in public health within the U.S. and internationally. He also has a proven track record in nonprofit administration, with a professional background including research and evaluation, planning, development, grant making and coalition building. Ridini has bachelor’s degrees in biology and political science from Boston College and a Master of Public Health and Doctor of Education from Harvard University.

“The CCPMA is making tremendous progress in their mission of education and inclusion,” said Ridini. “I am looking forward to helping PMPM grow and reach its goal of ensuring that everyone can learn about and appreciate Provincetown’s rich history, including the region’s original inhabitants, the Wampanoag Nation, as well as the arrival of the Mayflower.”

In addition to the appointment of Ridini, CCPMA trustee Brian Johnson has been elected treasurer. Johnson has more than 40 years of experience in finance, working for corporations, national civil rights organizations as well as serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations. Johnson will be taking over the treasurer’s role from CCPMA trustee Michael Glasfeld, president and owner of Bay State Cruise Company, who will remain on the board.

“Dr. Ridini’s deep expertise in working with nonprofit organizations and driving development will help the CCPMA reach its long-term goals, faster,” said Courtney Hurst, president of the CCPMA board of trustees. “We are also thrilled to have Brian Johnson as our new treasurer. His extensive nonprofit and finance experience, coupled with his keen insights and skillsets, make him an obvious choice to succeed Treasurer Mike Glasfeld. That said, ‘thank you’ does not begin to express our appreciation for Mike’s leadership and time as treasurer. He has been integral in changing the culture and communication of our board, and we are grateful for his continued service.”

These appointments continue CCPMA’s mission of advancing truth, inclusion and education, as well as having a board that mirrors the diversity of the community that PMPM represents and supports. In further pursuit of its mission, PMPM has also launched two major initiatives this year:

  • Debuted the world’s first and only permanent exhibit to present the Mayflower’s arrival from the perspective of the Wampanoag Nation: “Our Story: The Complicated Relationship of the Indigenous Wampanoag and the Mayflower Pilgrims.”
  • Began construction of the Bradford Access Project, which is developing an inclined elevator to improve accessibility and create an economic link between PMPM and downtown Provincetown.

To learn about and support PMPM’s mission, please visit https://www.pilgrim-monument.org

About the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
Founded in 1892, the Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association, doing business as the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM), is Cape Cod’s oldest 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its dedication to cultivating truth, education and inclusion fuels its mission to preserve the rich heritage of Provincetown and its original inhabitants, the Wampanoag Nation. This includes focus on such historic events as the first landing of the Pilgrims in 1620 in Provincetown Harbor and the signing of the Mayflower Compact. PMPM is located on High Pole Hill Road in Provincetown, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit https://www.pilgrim-monument.org/.

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