Contact: Lisa Ehlke, on behalf of CCI
Milwaukee – April 29, 2013 – Community Care, Inc. (CCI) today announced that Kenneth Munson, JD, former Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, has been named CEO of Community Care effective today.
CCI is a private, non-profit organization that provides long term care and health services to more than 9,500 seniors and adults with disabilities. CCI’s mission is to offer quality care and member-centered approaches to support its members, so they can live functionally independent in their communities. The announcement comes after an extensive 10-month national search led by Pat Schroeder, head of the search committee and Chairman of the CCI Board of Directors, Robert Goldstein. As a result of this process, the search committee’s unanimous recommendation was Munson.
Munson replaces CCI founder and long-time CEO, Kirby Shoaf, who in June of last year announced that he would be retiring at the end of 2013.
“CCI conducted a national search for a new CEO,” said Robert Goldstein, Board Chair. “Our search committee sought out and identified a group of very talented, experienced and qualified individuals. Kenneth emerged as the best candidate from this extremely strong field.”
Munson has a proven track record of leading large, complex non-profit and governmental organizations. He most recently served as Regional Director of the Region V Office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As Regional Director, Kenneth represented the HHS Department Secretary in dealings with federal, state, local and tribal officials, health care providers, insurers, advocates and constituents on a wide range of health and social service issues in the six state Region V, comprising Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Before joining the HHS Regional Director’s Office, Munson twice served as deputy secretary at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in Madison, Wis. In that role, he was the chief operating officer and managed the department’s $7.8 billion budget and 5,500 employees statewide.
Munson also previously served for five years as president and CEO of Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin, the largest private, not-for-profit child welfare agency in Wisconsin, where he was responsible for a $50 million budget. During his time there, he managed more than 80 programs including mental health, education and prevention programming statewide serving 85,000 children and adults annually. Munson also held several positions in the city of Milwaukee government, including deputy director of administration, executive director of the Fire and Police Commission, and assistant city attorney.
“Kenneth’s deep knowledge of complex health care, social service, governmental and regulatory issues combined with his successful track record in numerous executive leadership roles make him the right choice to lead Community Care,” said Robert Goldstein, Board Chair. “I am looking forward to working with Kenneth as CEO, and taking Community Care to new levels of success.”
“I’m excited for the opportunity to join CCI and to lead the organization as we strive to help people across our state live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives,” said Munson.
Kenneth received a bachelor of arts in history and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Kenneth and his wife Jane live in Milwaukee and have two children, Rachel and Grace.
In 1977, Shoaf created Community Care, a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization, that would function as a long term care coordination service provider. CCI quickly grew and in 1990, it became one of the first organizations to administer the nationally renowned PACE model. Out of more than 90 providers nationally who offer the program, CCI’s PACE program is one of the longest-standing programs.
About Community Care, Inc.
Community Care Inc. (CCI) is a private, non-profit organization that provides long term care and health services to more than 9,500 seniors and adults with disabilities, and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The organization provides services to residents in Wisconsin through the Family Care, Family Care Partnership and PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) programs. CCI’s 1,100 employees work out of 21 offices and service centers in eleven Wisconsin counties. In 2012, the organization had revenues of $428 million. CCI’s mission is to provide quality long-term care and member-centered approaches to support its members so they can live functionally independent in their communities.