Connections - 06.29.23

Comings & Goings: June 2023

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Comings & Goings is an occasional feature of Connections in which we highlight promotions, retirements, transitions and more from ANCOR’s provider agency and state association members.

CRi Honors Arthur Ginsberg’s Retirement, Welcomes Justin Zakia as New Chief Executive

Headshot of Justin Zakia

(Photo courtesy of CRi)

CHANTILLY, VA. – Last month, Northern Virginia-based Community Residences, Inc. (CRi) announced the appointment of Justin Zakia as the organization’s new President & CEO. Zakia, an experienced health care executive with a proven track record in leadership, business development and strategic planning, officially took the helm at CRi on May 15.

Photo of Arthur Ginsberg speaking at a microphone

(Photo courtesy of CRi)

Zakia’s appointment follows the retirement of long-time ANCOR leader Arthur Ginsberg, who retired last month after seven years with CRi and a lengthy career in I/DD and behavioral health services. Among his many contributions to ANCOR during his tenure as a member, Ginsberg served on the association’s Board of Directors, as well as on its Leadership Development.

In 2014, following the announcement by then-CEO Renee Pietrangelo of her intention to retire, Ginsberg chaired the search committee that recommended the appointment of ANCOR’s current CEO, Barbara Merrill. He was also an active member and valued leader in his state provider association, the Virginia Network of Private Providers.

You can learn more about Ginsberg by reading CRi’s announcement of his retirement, and you can get to know CRi’s new President & CEO by reading the organization’s recent press release on Zakia’s appointment.

Sevita Names Philip Kaufman as New CEO

BOSTON, MASS. – Sevita, a nationally recognized human services provider supporting 55,000 people in 41 states, announced earlier this week the appointment of Philip Kaufman as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer.

Kaufman has spent more than two decades in the health care and human services industry, having served most recently as CEO of Individual and Family Plans for UnitedHealthCare and Chief Growth Officer for its parent company, UnitedHealth Group.

Kaufman will oversee each of Sevita’s lines of service delivery, including intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) services, which are offered in 31 states through the company’s Community Support Services Division. Jon Fisher, who is President of Sevita’s Community Support Services Division, serves on ANCOR’s Board of Directors.

Sean Luechtefeld is ANCOR’s Vice President for Membership & Communications. Have something you’d like to see included in an upcoming edition of Comings & Goings? Reach out to Sean by email.