NewBridge CEO Announces Retirement: ‘NewBridge is in My Blood’
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
After 42 years with NewBridge Services, I am retiring on March 31. I am proud of this organization, started in 1963 by a small group of caring individuals who saw people struggling with mental health problems and took decisive action to help them.
With support from numerous partnerships, NewBridge has grown and transformed to meet community needs. NewBridge tackles some of society’s toughest issues, including mental illness, addiction, isolation, and homelessness, with a strong emphasis on prevention and early intervention. Last year, NewBridge helped nearly 8,000 children, adults and seniors overcome challenges and live better.
I’m pleased to report that Michelle Borden, our chief operating officer, has been appointed by the NewBridge Services Board of Trustees to serve as acting CEO. For 22 years, Michelle has been my partner in growing the organization. With Michelle at the helm, I’m confident NewBridge will continue to thrive.
It has been my great honor to be NewBridge’s CEO. Thank you to all the donors and volunteers who have supported this organization, and to the municipalities, schools, government agencies, and other nonprofits that have worked alongside us to strengthen individuals and communities. Please continue to partner with NewBridge!
NewBridge is in my blood, and I will always feel connected to this amazing organization that is all heart.
Wishing you all the best,
Robert L. Parker