Scott Kwarta Appointed to Friends or Relatives with Autism and Related Disabilities (F.O.R.W.A.R.D.) board

professional heaadshot of Scott Kwarta, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer with The Cooperative Bank of Cape CodThe Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod has announced that Chief Operating and Risk Officer Scott Kwarta has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Friends or Relatives with Autism and Related Disabilities (F.O.R.W.A.R.D.), a Dennis-based nonprofit focused on building affordable housing for adults with autism.

Kwarta, an accomplished professional with more than 25 years of experience in senior roles at several leading financial institutions in New England, will serve as treasurer and chief of the finance committee during his tenure on the F.O.R.W.A.R.D. Board of Directors.

“Our F.O.R.W.A.R.D. at the Rock housing project for adults with autism draws upon support from Cape towns, allied nonprofit organizations and fundraising efforts,” said Kathy Ohman, President of F.O.R.W.A.R.D. “Scott’s devotion to philanthropy and community service, along with his financial expertise, will catalyze what F.O.R.W.A.R.D. is able to accomplish for adults with autism in our community and ensure they can thrive in a safe and healthy environment. His work here will touch a lot of lives.”

“F.O.R.W.A.R.D. is a remarkable organization, and I look forward to serving on its Board of Directors to help advance its mission and expand its presence in the region,” said Kwarta. “F.O.R.W.A.R.D. is meeting a critical need to provide therapeutic, supportive home environments that greatly improve quality of life for residents.”

Kwarta, of Falmouth, is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Fordham University. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands.