Press Release

LBFE Boston Board of Directors Announces Search for Executive Director

January 16, 2024

BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 16, 2024 – LBFE Boston, a Boston-based team within the Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly national network of nonprofit organizations focused on relieving isolation and loneliness in older adults, announced today the launch of a strategic search and transition for the post of Executive Director. Over the past quarter, LBFE Boston’s Board of Directors has strategically assembled an executive search committee, upon the notice of resignation of the current Executive Director Nikki Shults, who will be stepping down from the position in 2024.

Board president Kristen Mann stated, “The board is extremely thankful for the impact Nikki has forged at LBFE. In alignment with our national network, we believe LBFE Boston is in a phase of growth, and we are excited about the opportunity to continue investing in the future of the organization. Over the past several years, the LBFE team has expanded the organization’s reach and impact, receiving major grants, continuing programming throughout COVID-19, and demonstrating their commitment to equity and inclusion through the launch of the Digital Dividends program. The board is grateful to have had the opportunity to support Nikki, and we are committed to maintaining and spotlighting the incredible work and efforts of the team as we move ahead.”

Demographic research notes more than 55 million 65+ adults in 2020, with the Urban Institute projecting this number to exceed 80 million by 2040. The US Census Bureau notes nearly one-third of all older adults (65+) live alone, accounting for nearly 14 million individuals.  Guided by LBFE’s overall mission, the Board of Directors remains focused on continued support and awareness for older adults.

Chaired by Mann, the executive search committee seeks an outstanding leader to continue to grow the organization and its efforts. The next Executive Director will have the unique opportunity to provide strategic leadership and build upon the current successes and effective program model to fulfill the organization’s mission and drive greater impact into the LBFE communities. The committee will be accepting cover letters and resumes from nominations and applicants via our executive search firm, A3 Search and Talent Management. Any questions and submissions can be sent to: and

About LBFE Boston: Since 1979 LBFE Boston’s nonprofit mission has been to help relieve isolation and loneliness among older neighbors. By connecting residents of affordable & public housing with local college students, we facilitate lasting intergenerational friendships through weekly social, educational, creative, and technology access & digital literacy programs. Learn more about our mission and join the LBFE Boston community at