Executive Director

Betsy Sethares | Cape Cod Needy FundBetsey Sethares
Executive Director

Executive Director of the Needy Fund for 15 years, Betsey has worked in the Human Services field for 18 years. Having minored in business in college, she began her career in the retail industry and then worked for several years at the Cape Cod Times in the Total Market Coverage department. She began work in the Human Services sector in 1990 as the first Director of the Child Care Resource and Referral Network at Community Action Council of Cape Cod and the Islands. She then worked as a mental health counselor, providing individual and group counseling, at the Center for Health and Human Services until joining the Needy Fund in 1997.

Betsey earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and a B.A. in English from Colby College. She has lived on Cape Cod since 1986 and  has two children. When not at the Needy Fund, she enjoys working out, long beach walks, organic gardening and  tries to find time to work on her novel and attend a writer’s group.

“I believe 100% in the mission of the Needy Fund. It is all about neighbors helping neighbors. Anyone on Cape Cod can call the Needy Fund for assistance or resource and referral. We are not restricted in our ability to help in a way that federal or state programs are, so we are able to make decisions on a case-by-case basis. Contributing to the economic security of the residents of Cape Cod who are in need, serves to strengthen the community and that’s good for everyone who lives on Cape Cod.”