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A Word from the President

Keystone Human Services Board Appoints President-Elect

Dennis W. Felty
Dennis W. Felty
President, KHS

I am pleased to announce that the Keystone Human Services Board has appointed Charles J. Hooker, III as President-Elect for KHS. This is the next step in a very extensive and thoughtful executive succession process in anticipation of my retirement. As President-Elect, Mr. Hooker will assume the role of KHS President and CEO in the fall of this year. At that time, I will move into the full time position of Founding President of Keystone and will serve in that role until October 2018.

Mr. Hooker joined Keystone in 1996, most recently serving as Keystone’s Senior Vice President. Over the last 20 years, he and I have worked very closely together. He has led a great deal of Keystone’s growth and maturation as a comprehensive human service organization within the United States and internationally.

In addition to his leadership, Mr. Hooker holds a deep commitment to Keystone’s vision and personally expresses our values in his leadership and advocacy. Most importantly, he has a deep passion for our work and an enduring commitment to the most vulnerable members of our community.

As the Founding President of Keystone, this is, of course, an important transition for me and for Keystone.

We all have accomplished so much over these many years in helping people with disabilities to be valued, contributing, and fully participating members of society. I envision a future where Keystone is even more successful in its mission and offers the gifts of this community to more people over an increasingly diverse geographic area.

Mr. Hooker is uniquely qualified and prepared for such an important leadership role. The world needs the vision, capacity, and expertise held by Keystone and I look forward to Keystone’s future, under Mr. Hooker’s leadership, contributing to a more caring, peaceful, and prosperous world.


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