(WKBW release) Child and Family Services’ Board of Directors announced Wednesday that Francisco M. Vasquez, Ph.D. will be appointed the next President & CEO of Child and Family Services, Inc.
He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the social services field after working at People, Inc. for nearly 17 years as a Director of Central Services and most recently as the Executive Vice President.
In regard to Dr. Vasquez, Child and Family Services Board Chair, Barbara A. Piazza, Esq. stated, "after entertaining a national search which produced a pool of highly qualified local and national candidates, the Board of Child and Family Services is pleased with its choice for President & CEO. Dr. Vasquez is a proven successful executive and community activist and his attributes as a visionary,strategic thinker, administrator and mission-driven leader make him the best choice for President &CEO of this wonderful agency."
Dr. Vasquez earned both his Bachelor’s of Science Degree and his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in Arizona. He attained his Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
“I am delighted and excited to be associated with Child and Family Services, Inc.,” said Dr. Vasquez in response to being named to this position. “I’ve had a long-term career of service to the people of this community. I cannot think of a better organization that has such a significant outreach to those in need with all the programs they have to offer.”
In addition to his work at People, Inc., Dr. Vasquez actively participates on the Kaleida Health Board, The Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo Board, The Buffalo News Diversity Advisory Board, Western New York Hispanics and Friends Civic Association and a variety of other community organizations.
Dr. Vasquez will start with Child and Family Services following the retirement of current President & CEO, Eugene Meeks. Mr. Meeks has been with agency for 29 years; he will retire in April.
Child and Family Services is one of the largest, private, not-for-profit family service agencies in the nation, and has provided innovative programming since 1873. The agency’s mission is to strengthen families and promote the well-being of children through prevention, intervention, education and advocacy. Through over 30 programs and services, the agency strives to meet the needs and impart brighter futures for thousands of clients that we support on an annual basis.