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REPOSITORY STAFF REPORT | THE REPOSITORY 2:57 pm EDT September 20, 2021
CANTON – Kristine Willhite has been selected to succeed Brad Vincent as CEO of Siffrin effective Oct. 1. Willhite brings two decades of management experience to the position. Most recently, she was a regional coordinator for the Early Childhood Resource Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, overseeing initiatives and grants.
Willhite has a master's degree in public administration from Louisiana State University and a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Kent State University. A Stark County resident, she is a Leadership Stark County Signature Program graduate. She has been a foster and adoptive parent for more than 20 years, caring for children with an intellectual or developmental disability.
Brad Vincent, a 30-year employee and the organization’s CEO for 22 years, will retire Sept. 30. Through his leadership, the organization has expanded the service area from three counties to seven, now serving 900 clients per year in Stark, Summit, Mahoning, Portage, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties. He also oversaw establishing a regional office in Austintown and increased revenue from $4 million to $11 million.
Siffrin is a not-for-profit service organization that helps people with developmental disabilities.
Siffrin would like to thank our Direct Support Professionals for all that you do. Your work is appreciated every hour of every day, and this week we celebrate your endless care and support of those with disabilities.
You are the heart of Siffrin.
Dear Siffrin Family,
It is with deep gratitude and excited anticipation that we announce the coming transition taking place at Siffrin, Inc.
First, the gratitude. As you may know, our longtime CEO, Brad Vincent, will be retiring at the end of September. Brad’s thirty years of dedicated service leaves a legacy of caring, growth and a sincere commitment to preserving the dignity of people with disabilities. Under Brad’s leadership, we’ve seen Siffrin grow from three to seven counties—now serving more than 900 people throughout Northeast Ohio. In addition, Siffrin has expanded its service matrix beyond residential in order to help people achieve more vocationally, financially and personally with the additions of Employment, Financial Management, Day Services and Transportation services. Brad has also collaborated with Kent State University to provide Siffrin Academy, an integrated, on campus, service in both Stark and Trumbull Counties. He helped acquire a new central office at its current location on Dressler Road NW and new facilities at Siffrin’s Austintown branch.
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