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by: 
Jerri McCandless

ARRM – St. Paul, MN

Bruce Nelson, long time (21 years) CEO of ARRM, one of the provider associations in Minnesota and a long-time member of ANCOR, has retired. Bruce will remain at ARRM for a short time in an advisory role to assist with the leadership transition as ARRM prepares for an active legislative session. Bruce will be retiring to California to pursue new passions. During his tenure at ARRM he oversaw several successful efforts to improve the support for people with disabilities and their families and he has been a tireless advocate for Minnesotans.

Cheryl Pray took over as CEO of ARRM on September 6. She is a 20-year veteran in nonprofit management whose career is rooted in advocating for people with disabilities and those who support them. She began as a case counselor in a residential facility for people with disabilities. She helped share the ADA and most recently, successfully advocated for the passage of newborn screening legislation in Minnesota as the state director for March of Dimes. 

Keystone Human Services – Harrisburg, PA

Dennis Felty will shortly be moving full-time into the positon of Founding President, Keystone Human Services and will serve in that role until October, 2018. He will continue to provide guidance and strategic leadership to the Keystone Board of Directors.  Dennis has served as president over the past 44 years. He was a co-founder in 1972 of Keystone. Under his leadership, Keystone has grown to an international nonprofit organization providing supports and services to thousands of individuals with mental health needs, intellectual disabilities, autism, early intervention, early childhood education, and assistance dogs in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, the Republic of Moldova and India. Keystone’s work is supported with over 3,200 employees. Dennis has always been a man of many interests. He is a fine art photographer and frequently exhibits his work in one-man shows. 

Charles Hooker III will assume the role of Keystone’s President and CEO shortly. Charlie and Dennis have worked together over 20 years. Charlie joined Keystone in 1996 as a vice president and then as CEO of Keystone Service Systems and CEO of Keystone Human Services International.  Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of Keystone and supervised all of Keystone’s subsidiary corporations and the central administrative functions.  Prior to his employment with Keystone, Charlie’s previous experience included CEO positions with hospitals that provided comprehensive inpatient psychiatric services. He also served as the executive director for free-standing drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers.  Charlie also served two terms on the ANCOR Board of Directors and has been very involved over the years in ANCOR’s government relations and international initiatives.

MacDonald Training Center  ( MTC)  – Tampa, FL

James Freyvogal, President/CEO of MTC since 2001 has retired. He was the driving force for dynamic change at MTC over the last 15 years. Jim was well known in the field for leading the successful transitioning of this once sheltered workshop based organization into a community based and resource and career training center with broad corporate and philanthropic support.

Karenne Levy was appointed President/CEO, MTC effective August 1. She came to MTC from H. Moffit Cancer Center and Research Center, where she led their Department of Patient Experience. Previously, she spent 14 years at Quest, Inc., a non-profit serving people with disabilities in Central Florida where she most recently served as the COO.

Oklahoma Community-Based Providers,  Inc.  (OCP), Oklahoma City, OK

Judy Goodwin, Executive Director, OCP, is retiring at the end of October. This will bring a closure to Judy’s 30 year career in the field of Developmental Disabilities. She began her career as a vocational provider in Broken Arrow, OK, where she was client services director for five years. After a move to Oklahoma City, she was hired for her positon at OCP. Judy has stated that she will miss all the dear friends she has made over the years and will miss the excitement of advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. She will not miss the legislative sessions or budget discussions though. The only firm plan she has for retirement at this time is to sit in her recliner for the first six months eating ice cream and watching old movies! Beyond that her fate is unknown. Judy was always a very involved member of ANCOR’s State Association Forum and other committees. She will be missed for much, including her terrific sense of humor!

Samantha Galloway has been named Executive Director at OCP. Prior to her employment there, she was a DDSD Legislative Liaison, Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

ResCare -  Louisville, KY

Jon B. Rousseau has been named president and chief executive officer. He joins ResCare with a distinguished career as a senior health care executive. Jon brings to his new role a demonstrated track record of success from multiple leading Fortune 500 health care companies, as well as a background in private equity and investment banking. Mr. Rousseau will succeed ResCare’s retiring CEO Ralph Gronefeld Jr., who has dedicated 21 years of service to the company and will serve as interim president of the Residential Services segment until June 30, 2017.

Most recently, Mr. Rousseau served as executive vice president of Kindred Healthcare and president of Kindred Rehabilitation Services, the largest diversified rehabilitation services company in the U.S. by sites of service. Prior to that, he was president of the Care Management Division and Kindred At Home, Kindred’s home health, hospice, home care and home-based primary care businesses. Before his employment with Kindred, Mr. Rousseau held a number of senior leadership positions at other market-leading health care companies, including vice president of global marketing, strategy and commercial development for Mylan and global senior director of the continuous glucose monitoring franchise with Medtronic. For the first part of his career, Mr. Rousseau worked at Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC, a leading private equity firm, and at Morgan Stanley in investment banking, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions.

 

ANCOR members at the executive level are encouraged to contact Jerri McCandless (jmccandless@ancor.org) about their comings and goings.