CARDINAL CUSHING CENTERS IS A PLACE OF OPPORTUNITY AND HOPE, where individuals from school age though adult and elder years experience learning, work, social relationships, recreation, and enhanced independent living in a caring and engaging setting. All experience better lives together than they would alone. Families, as well as individuals through our communities, share in the journey, gaining strength and insight as a vital part of the mix.
Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc. Non-Discrimination Statement
Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc. adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy in its provision of services to its clients and in its employment practices. Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc. will not refuse, withhold or limit the provision of any services to any present or prospective client, or make any employment decision regarding any current or prospective employee, based solely on that individual’s race, color, religious creed, handicap, ancestry, national origin, age sex, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or citizenship status. Cardinal Cushing Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its programs are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Department of Early Education and Care, and the Department of Developmental Services. We also work closely with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.
Meet the CEO
Michelle Markowitz proudly offers over twenty years of service to Cardinal Cushing Centers. Michelle’s journey at Cardinal Cushing started in high school when she volunteered at St. Coletta Day School in Braintree. Since then, she has held various positions within the organization, including Vice President of Admissions and Administration to Chief Operating Officer which has provided a broad
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Michelle has devoted her career to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. In her role as President & CEO, she is committed to leading with transparency and elevating the culture, mission and values at Cardinal Cushing Centers. She is an advocate for equity and human rights.
Michelle has her Bachelors in Psychology from Bridgewater State College, Certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University, Certification in Contemporary Practices in Developmental Disabilities Leadership & Management from UMass Boston’s Institute for Community Inclusion and is a graduate of Leadership South Shore.
Michelle is an active member of the South Shore community and currently serves on the South Shore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She has been named one of the Top 100 Women led Businesses in MA for two consecutive years, her Executive Profile has been featured in the Boston Business Journal and she was a featured guest of Magic 106.7’s Exceptional Women Se less