The Oil Heat Cares Charitable Foundation named Colleen Holohan as a new board member.

Colleen Holohan takes the place of her father, Dan Holohan.

The foundation named Holohan as its new board member at a June 12 meeting in Boston. She has a degree in social science and public and community service studies from Providence College. She has also worked for several years with AmeriCorps, a national organization of volunteers dedicated to improving education, public safety, health and the environment in communities.

Oil Heat Cares is a not-for-profit foundation that assists people and organizations with the replacement of their oil-heat-using appliances. It works with National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers chapters and member companies to identify disadvantaged people within their neighborhoods that need to replace their heating systems.

After receiving approval from Oil Heat Cares, recipients then have the equipment installed at no cost to them. In addition to financial contributions, the charity relies on manufacturers in the industry to donate equipment and supplies.

To learn more about the Oil Heat Cares program,