Woodfords Appoints Mark Eves as Next Executive Director
Aug 4, 2016
Posted in: General
Woodfords Family Services is pleased to announce the Board of Trustees has appointed Mark Eves as its next Executive Director.
“I am pleased to announce that following an extensive and thorough search for the next Executive Director, the Board of Trustees has appointed Mark Eves to lead Woodfords Family Services,” said Travis Beaulieu, President of the Board of Trustees for Woodfords Family Services. “Mark’s professional credentials and career in behavioral health, as well as his statewide policy expertise and demonstrated leadership experience, make him the best person to lead Woodfords in the coming years.”
Eves is a trained marriage and family therapist who has 15 years of experience working in the field of behavioral health as both a clinician and administrator for statewide community organizations. He is currently finishing his fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives and his second term as Speaker of the House. Eves joined Woodfords in 2014 to continue his career serving children, youth and families.
“I am honored and excited about the opportunity to serve as Executive Director of Woodfords Family Services,” said Eves. “I have been continually impressed and inspired by our employees’ hard work, compassion and commitment to helping individuals with disabilities reach their highest potential. It will be a great privilege to lead this incredible organization that has grown from a grass roots effort to support families 50 years ago to a statewide leader in disability-related services today.”
Eves will succeed Dr. Paul A. Nau, who is retiring following a long and distinguished career as a leader at Woodfords and other organizations throughout the country serving individuals with special needs. Eves will take over the Executive Director position on October 1, 2016.
Woodfords Family Services is a nonprofit organization committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families in Maine communities. Each year, Woodfords provides direct services to more than 1,500 children, youth and adults with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses in 11 Maine counties, while providing training and other support to hundreds of professionals, schools and organizations.