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CRi President & CEO Announces Retirement

Departure Leaves CRi Financially Strong and Well Positioned for Continued Growth.

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CRi President & CEO Announces Retirement:Departure Leaves CRi Financially Strong and Well Positioned for Continued Growth

Chantilly, Va. – July 26, 2022– Following a long and successful career in behavioral health and human services, CRi President and CEO, Arthur M. Ginsberg, has announced his intent to retire in June of 2023. Mr. Ginsberg was appointed to his position by the CRi Board of Directors in 2015 and throughout his tenure he has strengthened the organization, setting the course for future growth.

In his seven years at CRi, working alongside the Board of Directors and senior leadership, Mr. Ginsberg has led CRi in rethinking and re-visioning the organization for the future. He has led CRi with determination, perseverance, and empathy throughout a long-term workforce crisis and global pandemic. Arthur has worked tirelessly to advocate for the individuals supported by CRi while serving on numerous local and national committees and boards such as the Virginia Network of Private Providers, ANCOR, and the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. Mr. Ginsberg also launched the rebranding of the organization in 2018, with a focus on individual choice, respect, and independence for disadvantaged youth and individuals with mental health needs and developmental disabilities.

“Mr. Ginsberg came to CRi with a wealth of experience in mental health and intellectual disability support services in the nonprofit and private sector. During his tenure, Arthur has been a committed servant leader both at CRi and in the field of disabilities with his leadership role in many organizations and on the policy front. While I am sad to see him go, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside him and wish him the very best in his retirement. As a parent of a child with developmental disabilities, I am particularly pleased to see the progress Arthur’s leadership has made in the disability community. Without the hard-working and compassionate staff that we count on every day, the people in our programs would not have the same opportunities to pursue their individual hopes and dreams. I am confident CRi will experience a smooth transition as Arthur plans for his departure and the onboarding of a new CEO,” said Board Chairman, Dr. Michael Nathan.

“I have truly enjoyed my experience at CRi. From the challenges we’ve faced to the celebrations of success we’ve shared, the wellbeing of the individuals, families, and staff of those we support has been my top priority. There are many moments at CRi I will look back on and treasure, but it is time for me to begin a new chapter in my life. I am certain CRi will continue on their path of success for many years to come,” said Mr. Ginsberg.

CRi issued an RFP on July 21, 2022 for an executive search firm to assist in the effort to recruit a new President and CEO.

CRi is dedicated to providing personalized resources to youth and adults with mental health needs and developmental disabilities. CRi accomplishes this mission by providing a full spectrum of support services, both in CRi’s homes and apartments and through community programming. Last year alone, CRi supported nearly 1,000 at-risk youth, women and men with mental health needs and/or developmental disabilities, and those who are or might become homeless.

 Incorporated in Arlington as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1975, today CRi provides supports in communities throughout Northern Virginia, Greater Richmond, and in Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, and Baltimore, Maryland. To learn more, please visit www.mycri.org.

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Media contact: Kelsey DeWispelaere, kdewispelaere@mycri.org or 703.842.2351.  

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