St. John Community Services, Washington, DC. Roger Deshaies, President and CEO of St. John’s, an ANCOR member multi-state provider agency headquartered in Washington, DC, resigned in January in order to be with his family in Tucson, AZ. Roger has been CEO of St. John since January, 2014. Prior to his employment with St. John, he was CEO of Community Provider of Enrichment Services (CPES), Senior Partner at Deshaies Consulting and Davis-Deshaies, LLC and prior to that, Assistant Director, Department of Economic Security in Arizona.
St. John Board of Trustees assembled a transition committee that has retained Kathryn Stephens as Interim CEO. Kathryn has a long history of executive leadership and a specialization in transitions and organizational development. The board will continue its search to identify the next CEO.
National Children’s Center, Washington DC. Jesse Chancellor, President & CEO, National Children’s Center, headquartered in Washington DC, is retiring as of February 17, 2017. He has also been very active on the board of the DC Coalition of Disability Services Providers and is retiring from that board also. He has been active in creating, sustaining and growing businesses in the non- profit sector for over 25 years.
Patricia Browne has been appointed to succeed him as president & CEO. She most recently served as the organization’s COO and was a past board member.
“It has been a privilege to work with such a dedicated group of people who serve our special communities and I am extremely proud of the accomplishments we’ve achieved during my tenure”, said Chancellor “Now is the right time for our new leadership to take NCC forward. He will continue to work closely with Patricia to ensure a smooth leadership transition. “As we approach our 60th anniversary next year, I look forward to helping NCC grow into even a more powerful resource and ally to the people, families and communities we serve," said Browne.
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