The Arc of Atlantic County Names New Ceo

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August 02, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Mary Ruley Moyer,

Director of Development & Community Outreach
609-485-0800 Ext. 135

mmoyer@arcatlantic.org
 
The Arc of Atlantic County Names Scott Hennis as new CEO
CEO, Pat Jones Returns to Operations Roots
July 31, 2017 – Egg Harbor Township, NJ:  The Board of Directors of The Arc of Atlantic County has announced that Scott Hennis has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective July 3, 2017.

Hennis, originally from Millville, NJ, has spent a majority of his career supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). With more than twenty-five years’ experience in the non-profit sector, Scott has spent the past several years preparing for the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Scott began his career in 1991, as a direct support professional working for The Arc of Cape May County.  While working as a Direct Support Professional, Hennis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Studies with a concentration in Management from Stockton University. He held several management positions with The Arc of Cape May County ending his tenure there in 2007 as Assistant Special Residential Services Director.

After working for a mental health services provider for a year, Scott accepted a job as the Operations Director of Residential Services with The Arc of Atlantic County in 2008. He was promoted to the role of Senior Director of Operations in 2012 and named Chief Operations Officer in May 2015. Scott resides in Ventnor, with his wife Jill, and three children.

"Our job in supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is to provide great service to people we serve and their families,” said Scott Hennis. “Everyone has their own definition of what great service means, but I define it as the service I would want, expect, and demand for a member of my family should they seek or receive support from The Arc."

Pat Jones, who served as Chief Executive Officer from 2015-2017, will return to the role of Chief Operations Officer.

“During my time as CEO of The Arc of Atlantic County, my goal was to stabilize agency operations, solidify our practices in preparation for fee-for-service billing, and develop a carefully planned two-year succession period that offered The Arc a reliable, long-term solution for the role of Chief Executive Officer” commented Pat Jones.

“With those solutions in place, we look forward to the future and to Scott Hennis for his vision to move the agency forward. While our work is far from complete, we believe our organization is stronger than ever and strategically positioned to continue supporting the people with I/DD and their families.” Jones added.

The Arc of Atlantic County works to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Atlantic County. Additionally, The Arc of Atlantic County provides support coordination services in Cape May, Cumberland & Ocean Counties.

For more information, please contact Mary Ruley Moyer, Director of Development and Community Outreach at 609.485.0800 ext. 135, or by email mmoyer@thearcatlantic.org. Visit our new website at www.thearcatlantic.org.

About The Arc of Atlantic County
The Arc of Atlantic County works to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. Through direct services, advocacy, 
education and prevention activities, we work in partnership with individuals and their families to make choices possible about how and where they live, learn, work and play. The Arc of Atlantic County serves nearly 800 individuals and their families annually and is accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership.
 
Please Note: The Arc is not an acronym; always refer to us as The Arc, not The ARC and never ARC. The Arc should be considered as a title or a phrase.
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Contact:
Mary Ruley Moyer, Director of Development & Community Outreach
(609) 485-0800 ext. 135