Announcement: Leadership Changes at Victory Programs

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Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Victory Programs Board of Directors, I am writing to inform you that Jonathan Scott has resigned as president and CEO of Victory Programs, effective December 31, 2018. As many in our community know, Jonathan has been dealing with a serious health condition for more than two years. He has resigned at this time to focus on his health and to ensure he receives the care and benefits he needs to address any health issues moving forward.

Jonathan has been the face and leader of Victory Programs for decades, devoting an impressive 43 years to the organization and its mission. He was the agency’s first volunteer, working at Victory House in 1976 as a Boston College PULSE intern. Jonathan went on to become the fifth Executive Director of Victory House in 1984. He has since grown the agency to 19 health, housing and prevention programs, creating the multi-faceted organization we know today as Victory Programs.

In recognition of his vast contributions to the organization, the Victory Programs Board of Directors will honor Jonathan with the title “Founder and President Emeritus.”

The Board is grateful that Jonathan has offered to stay involved in Victory Programs as a volunteer consultant.

The Board has named Sarah Porter, Victory Programs’ Chief Operating Officer, as interim CEO.

A search for a new president and CEO will commence immediately, as part of a broader strategic planning process designed to ensure Victory Programs continues to provide critical services to more than 2,500 individuals and families each year.

We want to express our deepest gratitude to Jonathan for everything he has done to make Victory Programs what it is today and for the countless lives he has touched in a positive way over more than four decades. He leaves an incredible legacy and a clear mission for all of us to look to as our “North Star”: opening doors to recovery, hope, and community for individuals and families facing homelessness, addiction or other chronic illnesses like HIV/AIDS.

Please join us in wishing Jonathan all the best in his next chapter, and thank you for all that you do to generously support Victory Programs’ mission.


Sara Andrews
Board Chair, Victory Programs

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