2023 Board of Directors
David Botting, Chair
Community Connections welcomed Dave in July of 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. He then began serving as President and CEO of the organization on July 1, 2017. Dave attended Springfield College then continued his education at Bentley University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and continued on to Babson College for his MBA. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce and is the Chair of the Town of Yarmouth Disabilities Commission. He was involved in the startup of the Yarmouth Food Pantry, is a Yarmouth Rotarian, and a veteran of the Coast Guard.
Here is what Dave says about why he volunteers with the YMCA… “I have always been impressed with the quality and variety of services and programs the Y offers to all who live on this beautiful sand bar we call Cape Cod.”
William ‘Brad’ Crowell, First Vice Chair
Brad earned a B.S. at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point N.Y. and a master’s degree in transportation and oceans systems management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge MA. Brad has been active in many civic organizations; the Cape Cod Commission, Barnstable County Economic Development Commission, Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization, Cape Light Compact (board member), Cape Cod Regional Technical High School Committee, and the Dennis Water District (moderator). He is the co-founder of Tiptide Running Cape Cod, a USA Track and Field youth running program. Brad joined the YMCA Board in 2018, as the 1st Vice Chair he is a member of Executive Committee and leads the effort to bring a YMCA to the Lower Cape. Brad and his wife Kim are the proud parents of three children.
Allison Makkay Davis, Second Vice Chair & Secretary
Allison Makkay Davis brings over 20 years of experience in the communications and broadcasting industry to the YMCA. As the owner of Makkay Broadcasting group she operated a cluster of three radio stations (WPXC, WRZE and WCIB). She later served as Market Manager and Market President at Quantum Communications and iheartMedia respectively. Allison serves as a Board Member of the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund. She joined the YMCA Board in 2017 and has jumped in with both feet chairing the Head Start Committee, and serving as the Second Vice Chair and Secretary. Allison holds a BA from Smith College and an MBA from Dartmouth College, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Steve Johannessen, Treasurer
Steve Johannessen joined Cape Cod 5 in 2013 as Financial Project Manager and currently holds the role of Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer. Prior to joining Cape Cod 5, Steve served as Audit Manager at a national public accounting and advisory firm where he earned his Certified Public Accounting license. He holds a Master of Finance Degree from Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Providence College.
Liz Rabideau, Ex Officio
In 1999, Liz moved to the Cape with her family and helped establish Rabideau Media Group as co-owner and associate publisher. When the company was sold, she directed her attention to nonprofits on Cape Cod. Liz’s work with nonprofits has always been focused on building relationships to strengthen the message and mission of these organizations. Previously Liz held Executive Director roles at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum and Cape Cod Center for Women. She is currently the Director of Community Relationships at Community Connections. Liz has been a Board Member for YMCA Cape Cod since 2004, and is a former Board Chair. Liz has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan and a graduate certificate in Gender, Leadership and Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.