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Zebra Crossings appoints new CEO
DOVER — Zebra Crossings, a seacoast area nonprofit, has announced the selection of Debra Taylor as its next Executive Director, effective January 2023. Taylor will succeed Arik Morrison, who left the position in September for personal health reasons. She is the third Executive Director of the organization, which was founded in 2009 and has built a strong reputation as a valuable provider of empowerment programs for youth with chronic medical conditions and their families.
Taylor has strong credentials as a leader, growth strategist, and fundraiser for the position. You will work with staff and the Board of Directors to continue and expand our camp program offerings and the positive, life-shaping adventures that are always a part of Zebra Crossings experiences.
“Deb is a dynamic, energetic leader with a clear passion for our mission. Her warmth and empathy for families in adversity and excitement for what Zebra Crossings can become was evident throughout our research process,” said Elaine Sewall, Chair of the Board of Directors. To work with Deb as our new CEO and he is confident that Zebra Crossings will continue to expand our presence in the Sahel, expanding our footprint beyond our current geographic reach.”
Prior to joining Zebra Crossings, Taylor was President and CEO of Sweetser, one of the oldest and most comprehensive behavioral and developmental health services organizations in Maine. She began her career in healthcare, working for nearly a decade with a home health agency. She joined Sweetser in 2000, has held positions of increasing responsibility during her 21 years there, and has spent 14 years as a member of the executive leadership team. With her long professional history of serving underserved populations and serving on numerous nonprofit boards, Taylor feels becoming a leader of Zebra Crossings will be a rewarding next step in her career. “After stepping back from my full-time role at Sweetser, I am delighted to be able to contribute my talents to a respected, mission-oriented organization.”
Jameson Bennett to oversee recovery centers at America’s facilities
hampton – Healing Centers of Americawhich provides an innovative, evidence-based approach to addiction treatment Jameson Bennett Hampton, New Hampshire as Regional Vice President. In his role, Bennett will serve as Executive Director of Danvers, Massachusetts Facility as well as supervision of the CEO’s Saint Charles, IllinoisAnd Monroeville, Pennsylvania.
Pinette has over ten years of healthcare leadership experience, having successfully managed several hospitals. In his role at Recovery Centers of America, Bennett will be responsible for achieving positive patient outcomes while providing the highest level of service and quality of care that is responsive to patients’ needs.
“I am honored to join the Recovery Centers of America team, especially the opportunity to mentor and work alongside such talented and dedicated people,” said Jameson Bennett. “I am really looking forward to building on the already impressive reputation and life-changing service that RCA provides while leading the industry with an innovative holistic approach. My passion is helping those in need, especially those who are often overlooked or underserved.”
Bennett joins Recovery Centers of America from Arbor Hospital and Quincy Center in Boston where he served as CEO. He previously held leadership positions at HRI Hospital and Whittier Health Network. Bennett also serves as President of the Massachusetts Association of Behavioral Health Systems, where he was previously Chairman of the Board of Directors of the organization.
“Jameson brings a wealth of experience to Recovery Centers of America,” said JB O’Neill, CEO, Recovery Centers of America. “He has a proven track record of enhancing and aligning healthcare organizations with a rigorous focus on the patient experience. I am confident he will be instrumental in helping us deliver excellent addiction treatment, delivered by a team of expert professionals, in the comfort of world-class local facilities so that patients can build a foundation of lasting recovery close to home.”
Bennett, who lives in Hampton, New Hampshire, earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from James Madison University and a master’s degree in management from Merrimack College.