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President and Chief Executive Officer Boston, MA

Community Resources for Justice (CRJ) has selected Deborah O’Brien, RN, MPA, as its next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2020.

Ms. O’Brien brings 25 years of experience working to improve the lives of at-risk individuals. She has led numerous innovative programs and services at the intersection of healthcare delivery, integrated behavioral health, and primary care to address recovery services across Rhode Island, including partnering with police to embed clinicians in response teams and providing clinical services in the Providence Schools. She is currently President and Chief Operating Officer at The Providence Center, a leader in providing treatment and supportive services to children, adolescents, and adults affected by psychiatric illness, emotional difficulties, or addiction. The organization is the largest provider of substance use treatment in Rhode Island’s prison system.

Ms. O’Brien received her nursing degree and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Rhode Island.

Read the full announcement here.

Phillip Petree and John Isaacson led this search with Tatiana Oberkoetter, supported by Stephanie Simon and Angelo Alexander. 


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