The board of directors for the Greater Worcester Community Foundation has selected Tim Johnstone as the organization’s interim president and chief executive officer. Johnstone currently serves as the president & chief executive officer of Johnstone Advantage Consulting Group, and most recently worked in a full-time capacity for Ascentria Care Alliance as its Chief Operating Officer from 2016 through 2020. Johnstone also works with Interim Executive Solutions providing interim services for organizations undergoing leadership changes - as is the case with the Foundation.

“While we evaluate the field of candidates for the Foundation’s CEO position, we are extremely grateful to have Tim step into this interim position,” said J. Christopher Collins, Chair of the Board. “His knowledge of both the Central Massachusetts nonprofit and philanthropic landscapes is not only invaluable; but will be instrumental in helping our internal teams and the Foundation as a whole grow its support of the greater Worcester community in more strategic and significant ways.”

In regards to its permanent CEO, the Foundation has retained Kittleman, an executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of CEOs for nonprofit organizations, to lead the search. They will partner with the Foundation’s search committee—a group of representatives from across the Community Foundation’s audiences, including the Foundation’s board, staff, volunteers, and corporators — to conduct a comprehensive search.

“The Foundation has learned a lot about itself over the last few years,” said Collins. “Our search committee has revised the requirements for the Foundation’s top leadership position and we feel confident that the next CEO will be a strategic, impassioned individual with detailed knowledge of the Greater Worcester community - and well established local networks.” To view a position guide with detailed information about the opportunity or to apply for the position, visit