Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am writing today on behalf of the Board of Directors of Family Services, Inc. to announce the retirement of our Chief Executive Officer, Brian Doyle, effective October 2022. He has given us ten years of outstanding leadership and commitment to the people of this great community. We on the Board along with his colleagues at the agency will miss his positive, genuine, and inspirational attitude that overwhelmed the spaces of the Family Partnership Center.
As Family Services approaches its 150th year of serving the community, we will continue fostering relationships with community and government partners and stakeholders – offering thoughtful, impactful, and innovative programs, and providing the leadership, strategic ideas, and plans that help our community to flourish. While the devotion, perseverance and at times sacrifice, that Brian brought to the role of CEO will be difficult to match, his tenure has brought such growth and stability to the agency that we are prepared and poised to move into the future with excitement and big plans!
Since Brian stepped into his role of CEO in 2011, we have grown tremendously as an agency while reaffirming our commitment to our mission. He has expanded and sharpened our lenses for community success, has developed an extraordinary leadership team and staff that will lead us into the next phase of our organization, enhanced our impact on the community exponentially with the expended resources by the agency going from $10 million to now $26 million, expanded services from Dutchess to Ulster and Orange counties, reached a 95% tenant occupancy at the Family Partnership Center, and is close to closing out our $9 million Capital Campaign goal. All of this is certainly a true testament of Brian’s hard work in creating the most committed, amazing and passionate staff in the region by investing in our people.
Brian has given so much to Family Services, the non-profit community and to those we serve, and I am personally grateful for all he has done and continues to do. Brian and I overlap in our tenure at Family Services with my board appointment beginning about ten years ago. During all those years I’ve been blessed with a front row seat to a master class on inclusive, compassionate, and strategic leadership. It is a true honor for me to see Brian step into the next phase of his life to enjoy his family and grandchildren.
All that being said, we continue to move Onward and Family Services Strong! Brian will continue to serve as CEO and work with us for a smooth transition through the Fall. Be assured that our Board of Directors at Family Services will search diligently to find the best qualified, community centered candidate to succeed Brian as next CEO. We appreciate your encouragement, support, prayers, and trust as we begin searching for a new leader.
Please join me, the Board of Family Services, and all of our staff and clients in expressing our thanks and best wishes to Brian in his retirement. Take the time to congratulate him on his accomplishments as he prepares for a full transition this coming Fall. In addition, on behalf of all of us at Family Services, thank you all for your support, trust, and commitment to our mission and our community. We are excited to enter this next milestone in our 150 year history.
Family Services, Inc.