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Community Caregivers announces Burbank hire

Community Caregivers formally announced on Wednesday, Oct. 30, that Kathy Burbank will serve as its executive director starting Monday, Nov. 18, The company in a press release said Burbank is "well-known for being devoted to the community" through her six-year tenure at the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce.

“I am excited to apply my business and nonprofit background to Community Caregivers," Burbank said in a statement. "I have great respect for what Caregivers does and want more business and community leaders in the Capital Region to gain that same respect.”

Burbank is replacing Tom Tipple, who came out of retirement in April 2011 to lead Community Caregivers. Tipple retired as Deputy Commissioner for the state Office of Children and family Services. The company said he "brought his fiscal expertise" to the organization at a "critical time" and lead through a "challenging period."

“My wife and I have postponed some lifestyle opportunities, which we plan to explore after I leave Community Caregivers," Tipple said. "And, of course, my golf game needs work. I also plan to continue offering whatever volunteer services I can provide — a skill set I learned at Caregivers, a truly great place.”

Community Caregivers is a private, not-for-profit, volunteer organization, with its programs supported by donations from the community, grants from foundations, the Albany County Department for Aging, the NYS Department of Health and Office for the Aging and the U.S. Administration on Aging.

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