Danbury woman named CEO of cancer support group

December 30, 2016 GMT

DANBURY - A former United Way executive from Danbury has been named the new president and CEO of Ann’s Place, a support group for people with cancer and their loved ones.

Sharron Cobb, the former senior vice president of marketing, communications and community impact at the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, will spend 2017 focusing on increasing Ann’s Place’s visibility, enhancing donor and volunteer engagement, and creating a sustainability plan, according to a release.

“She brings a wealth of nonprofit experience, strong leadership skills and a personality that exudes her enthusiasm for our mission,” said David Nurnberger, chairman of the board of directors, in a prepared statement.

Cobb has volunteered for 15 years with the Jesse Lee United Methodist Church youth ministries in Ridgefield, and is an alumni of the Parent Leadership Training Institute in Danbury, the release said.

“Ann’s Place has just a handful of paid staff, but we have over one thousand volunteers who are truly the heart of everything that happens here,” Cobb said in a prepared statement. “I knew I would feel right at home among so much passion.”