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New CEO Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Update

Dear KYC Friends and Supporters,

As we set­tle into July, we want­ed to share an update in KYC’s search for our next Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer. Since May, we have been work­ing with the recruit­ing firm Kit­tle­man and Asso­ciates to con­duct a nation­wide search and selec­tion of our next CEO from the many out­stand­ing can­di­dates that have applied to lead KYC in the com­ing years. Kittleman’s exper­tise has been invalu­able in attract­ing top-tal­ent inter­est and nar­row­ing our focus to the most high­ly qual­i­fied, com­pas­sion­ate, and strate­gic candidates.

Final round inter­views are cur­rent­ly being sched­uled for August.

This is a piv­otal time for KYC. We’re poised for growth and in a strong posi­tion to con­tin­ue our work in behav­ioral health and old­er adult ser­vices. We have start­ed a strate­gic plan process that has iden­ti­fied focused ini­tia­tives for the agency to con­tin­ue KYC’s finan­cial and pro­gram­mat­ic growth. In many ways, this ini­tial work cre­at­ed an out­line for the spe­cial­ized exper­tise and skillset required of our leader for our next steps as an orga­ni­za­tion. The Board takes its respon­si­bil­i­ty of review­ing can­di­dates very seri­ous­ly and is work­ing dili­gent­ly to final­ize this process.

In the mean­time, Don­na Mori­ar­ty, our Inter­im CEO, and the Lead­er­ship Team are hard at work con­tin­u­ing our ser­vice to clients. Our annu­al fis­cal year bud­get for 2019 has been approved, staff mem­bers have clear direc­tion around their goals and objec­tives, and we just wrapped KYC’s most suc­cess­ful fundrais­er in our his­to­ry with this year’s 5K Run/​Walk. (Our thanks to every­one who helped us raise over $80,000 for our pro­grams and ser­vices!) The Board is espe­cial­ly grate­ful to Grace Hong Duf­fin, Chief Oper­at­ing Offi­cer, and Tish Rud­nic­ki, Chief Pro­gram Offi­cer, for their lead­er­ship and ded­i­ca­tion dur­ing this time of tran­si­tion and through­out their careers at KYC. The KYC work­force is a cohe­sive team of car­ing pro­fes­sion­als serv­ing our com­mu­ni­ty at the high­est lev­el. Work­ing togeth­er, we know the best days for KYC are still to come.

We will con­tin­ue to com­mu­ni­cate updates as they are avail­able. Thank you for your sup­port of KYC.


Wayne Ander­son and Paul Kel­ly
Chair of the Board FY19 and Past Chair of the Board FY17-FY18

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