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GLSS CEO Paul Crowley resigns

LYNN — Following months of speculation, Paul Crowley is out as CEO of Greater Lynn Senior Services. 

The Board of Directors of GLSS announced on Monday that the embattled CEO resigned from his position, effective Oct. 31. 

No reason was given for Crowley’s resignation, including whether it was voluntary, but he was placed on a 90-day paid leave in September following an unflattering job performance review ordered by the Board of Directors. 

Crowley did not return a phone call seeking comment. 

Last year, he earned $346,742 with GLSS, according to Guidestar. 

Ken Halkin, chief financial officer, and Valerie Parker Callahan, director of planning and development, will continue their roles as interim co-CEOs while the board undergoes a search process to hire the organization’s next CEO, according to a statement from the GLSS Board of Directors. 

Holly Jarrell-Marcinelli will continue to serve as the liaison for all ASAP-related network activities in the interim period, according to the board. 

“We, the GLSS Board of Directors, are both extremely proud of all this organization has accomplished in its more than 40-year history, while also equally confident that GLSS will be greatly successful in the future,” the board statement reads. “We truly appreciate the deep dedication of our staff and the committed support of our stakeholders as we go forward.” 

A request for further comment from the organization on the specifics of the resignation, including a request for documentation, was not answered in time for The Item‘s deadline. A GLSS spokeswoman said Callahan had a family emergency and could not answer questions until Tuesday. 

The resignation comes three months after protests from GLSS seniors outside the organization’s Lynn headquarters in support of Stacey Minchello, the former Lynn Council on Aging Director who filed a complaint against Crowley alleging that he had harassed one of the seniors. 

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