The Centers for Families and Children (The Centers) and Circle Health Services, one of the oldest and largest nonprofit human service organizations in Northeast Ohio, announced today the selection of Eric Morse as President and Chief Executive Officer. Eric currently serves as the CEO of Nord Center, a nonprofit agency providing prevention, treatment and advocacy services to children, adolescents and adults in the greater Lorain County area.
A Northeast Ohio native, Morse has more than 20 years of experience serving in leadership roles in the health and human service sector. “As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year, we are excited about the opportunities and continued impact in our community under Eric’s leadership,” said Matt Litzler, Board Chair. “His energy and passion for our work will help grow The Centers’ impact and reach as we continue to provide health, family, and work services to those most vulnerable in the communities we serve.”
Morse has served as the CEO of Nord Center in Lorain since 2017. He has executive oversight of the $22MM comprehensive behavioral health and advocacy center, providing psychiatric, counseling, case management, housing, employment, crisis services, and sexual assault services to residents of Lorain County. He previously served in various leadership and clinical roles at FrontLine Service, including most recently as the Chief Operating Officer. He holds a Masters of Science in Social Administration from the Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and a Bachelors in Psychology from Baldwin Wallace College.
The Centers and Circle Health Services serves more than 23,000 people in the community each year with a $55 million annual budget. Morse succeeds Elizabeth Newman, who left the organization to join the CBIZ leadership team in September. Rachel Costanzo has been serving as interim Chief Executive Officer and will continue until Morse assumes his new role in late May 2020.
“I have long-admired the work of The Centers and Circle Health Services, and am excited and honored by the opportunity to lead this incredible team,” said Morse. “Together, we will continue our legacy of providing comprehensive and integrated services to those who need it most in our community.”
About The Centers
The Centers and Circle Health Services operate under a shared leadership structure as one, unified front moving towards a common goal: creating life changing solutions for people in Northeast Ohio to lead healthier and more successful lives. Together, the organizations are leading the way in providing an innovative and integrated model that coordinates health and wellness services, including primary care for children and adults, psychiatry, behavioral health care, addiction services, HIV treatment and an in-house pharmacy with family support programs, including early childhood development, job training and workplace and workforce development. The organization is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit organizations in Northeast Ohio, serving more than 23,000 people annually in our community.