UCC’s Hoffman Homes Names Melissa Leathery Next CEO and President

Melissa Leathery

Hoffman Homes for Youth has announced the appointment of Melissa Leathery as its new CEO and President. She will assume responsibilities on July 1, 2018, and succeed current CEO and President Mitch Snider who has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2018.

Leathery was previously chief operating officer, a position she has held since August 2016.

“Melissa is an experienced and trusted leader,” said Snider, “and with her clinical background and administrative experience, she is well positioned to help us continue to live and grow our mission to help children who are coping with the devastating effects associated with trauma, abuse, neglect and loss.”

In her new role, Melissa will provide oversight to the organization in its entirety, including clinical programming, quality, admissions, safety & facilities management, and medical services. She will be working closely with Snider throughout the coming year on transition and strategic planning. “I am honored by this opportunity to have a broader role in helping to shape our children’s care experience here at Hoffman Homes, and to continue to work with a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to creating brighter futures for our youth in care,” said Leathery.

Leathery joined Hoffman Homes in 1996 as a mental health worker. During her tenure, she has held an impressive progression of roles, including case manager, director of residential services, director of clinical services, and, for five years preceding her promotion to COO, vice president of clinical programs. Additionally, she has served as a student assistance program consultant for Adams/Hanover Counseling Services, Inc., now TruNorthWellness Services.

Leathery is licensed social worker (LSW) and a graduate of Millersville University. In addition, she holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Temple University. She lives in Hanover, Pa., with her daughter Shae.

Hoffman Homes for Youth is a not-for-profit psychiatric residential treatment facility for children ages 6-18 coping with severe emotional or behavioral issues. Founded in 1910, it is dedicated to being a safe haven for children who are psychologically and emotionally at risk, and seeks to provide a safe, healing, homelike, accessible environment for all children in its care. To that end, in addition to an onsite day school and traditional therapies, Hoffman Homes offer a full range of creative therapies, including art, music, pet and therapeutic horsemanship. These innovative treatments provide constructive outlets for self-expression and recovery.

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