Schnecksville-based KidsPeace, a nonprofit that provides foster care, residential treatment and psychological services for children around the country has officially named Michael Slack as president and CEO.
He had been serving in the role in an interim capacity since March. He had previously served as vice president and COO since 2016.
He has been with KidsPeace since 2001, when he joined as director of business development.
“I look forward to continuing to work with all our 2,000 associates to continue to provide the highest quality of care. They are the bedrock of KidsPeace and the work they do impacts the lives of the kids we serve,” Slack said.
He said moving forward he will be focusing on four core areas.
“I want to develop and motivate our workforce, concentrate on operational excellence, provide outstanding customer service … and growth,” he said.
Areas of growth include an expansion into drug and alcohol treatment services in Pennsylvania and expanded care for children on the autism spectrum in Maine.
Slack is replacing William Isemann, who retired, but continues to serve as advisor to the board of directors.
In 2018 KidsPeace served 9,865 clients with operations in eight states and had revenue of $126 million.