In the 38-year existence of CONCERN, rarely has the position of executive director been vacant. So when our Board of Directors conducted its extensive search, they were seeking an individual with the commitment and passion for our mission, experience with the diverse programs we provide, a business acumen, and experience in advocating for our clients and our cause.
The Board found that individual and his name is Gordon H. May. We would like to formally introduce and welcome him as CONCERN’s new executive director.
Mr. May will be responsible for all facets of the organization, including its 17 service sites, nearly 500 staff, and more than 300 foster homes. Mr. May possesses more than 15 years in the behavioral health and human services fields. A graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in social work, Mr. May later earned a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University.
For more than a decade, Mr. May served as a national vice president providing clinical, operational, and developmental oversight for a human services agency that spans 19 states. Most recently his position had direct oversight and fiscal responsibility for Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland.
In this capacity, Mr. May was responsible for the development and operations of behavioral health and juvenile justice services. These programs focused on evidenced based practices including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Thinking for a Change (T4C) and Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART).
In a note to all staff, Mr. May stated, “My first day at CONCERN was October 17th and from what I’ve read, heard, and seen, the services you all provide are truly amazing and so very important to all the children and families you serve. I’m excited to join the team!”
“I would also like to give a HUGE thank you to all the staff for making me feel so welcome,” he added. “Everyone has been great! I can’t wait to meet and get to know the rest of you here at CONCERN.”
Mr. May resides in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.