Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Outgoing Nonprofit Chairman Calls For Executive Director's Resignation

The outgoing chairman of a Charlestown, Mass.-based nonprofit is calling for the resignation of the organization's executive director.

The Boston Herald reported today that the Rev. Daniel Mahoney resigned from Life Focus Center last week in the wake of a state auditor blasting the nonprofit for allegedly spending $100,000 in taxpayer funds on outside expenses during a Disney World vacation.

In the letter announcing his resignation, Mahoney said he only heard of the charges when a reporter from The Boston Herald sought to interview him about the state auditor's report. Writing that he was embarrassed by the report, he urged Executive Director Jack Millerick, who is accused of charging $130,000 on the nonprofit's credit card in fiscal years 2009 and 2010, to step down. Mahoney wrote that he has lost all "confidence and trust" in Millerick as a leader. He also wrote that the nonprofit still hadn't fully addressed the concerns in the state auditor's report.

A Life Focus Center spokesperson told The Herald that Millerick has no plans to step down.

You can read the full story in The Boston Herald.

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