Newton-based Non-Profit Announces Expanded Board

02/16/23

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Mainstay Supportive Housing and Homecare, the Newton, MA-based non-profit organization which provides supportive housing across Massachusetts, today announced the appointment of two new Directors to its Board of Directors. Kris Dougert and Ian Macnab joined the organization at Mainstay’s December board meeting. Both share a passion for improving the lives of vulnerable people, and they each bring decades of experience to Mainstay in the fields of non-profit accounting and affordable housing development and finance.
“We are delighted to welcome Kris Dougert and Ian Macnab to Mainstay’s Board of Directors,” said Robert Manasse, Chair of the Board of Directors at Mainstay. “As Mainstay embarks on its new three-year strategic plan, ‘Strengthening Our Communities,’ we look forward to Kris and Ian’s contributions especially in the finance and development arenas.”
Mainstay has grown its board of directors from five individuals to nine over the past three years, and along the way has diversified the group by adding new individuals with varied backgrounds and skills.
“For any non-profit to succeed, it is absolutely essential to attract energetic, experienced professionals to serve on the board,” said Mainstay President and CEO Larry Oaks. “I’m looking forward to seeing how Kris and Ian will help us advance our work.”
Kris Dougert is the Chief Financial Officer at Heading Home, the Boston-based nonprofit. Over her thirty-year career in accounting, Kris has held senior financial positions with industry-leading non-profit organizations and Fortune 200 manufacturing companies. At Parker Hannifin, a publicly traded manufacturing company with revenues of $15.8B, Kris was involved in audit, mergers and acquisitions, and serving later as a Division Controller, where she was intimately involved in the building of a new manufacturing facility at Devens, MA. Kris has participated in both turnaround scenarios as well as an IPO. Kris is a graduate of Alliance College and she earned her MBA and a Master’s of Science in Accounting from Northeastern University.
Ian Macnab is a Managing Partner at Westview Partners, a privately held investment firm based in Boston. Ian has over a decade of experience in investment banking, real estate investment, and development. Previously, he was a Vice President at Rockpoint Group, a real estate private equity firm based in Boston. At Rockpoint, Ian worked to help successfully acquire and manage Spring Creek Towers, one of the largest affordable housing projects in the United States. Formerly known as Starrett City, Rockpoint’s $1.8B recapitalization and improvement project extended affordability through 2069, capped rent increases, and enabled $140M of new capital to be available for additional community improvements, including important residential upgrades and social services. Ian is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta.


Mainstay provides human service and housing programs across Massachusetts, including permanent supportive housing and compassionate, person-centered home care. Our programs have helped hundreds of people live productive and stable lives in their own communities every day for all of these years. Mainstay was founded in 1975 to provide services to people with mental illness, and our mandate has since expanded to cover a variety of vulnerable populations, including low-income elders; people with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities; and the recently homeless.

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