New Chief Operating Officer Named at Woods Services
November 16th, 2011
New Chief Operating Officer for Woods Services
Langhorne, Pa. – Diana L. Ramsay, MPP, OTR, FAOTA, president and CEO of Woods Services, is pleased to announce that Peter M. Shubiak, M.A., was recently hired as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Woods Services, a private, non-profit provider of services to adults and children with complex behavioral and intellectual disabilities. Shubiak will provide leadership for internal organization processes and operations that will enable the organization to thrive and fulfill its mission.
“We are very fortunate that Peter chose to join our team at Woods,” stated President Ramsay. “He has extensive experience and success leading complex organizations. Of particular interest to us is his expertise with operations, strategic planning, outcome performance, business development, quality improvement and staff development that will benefit us tremendously as we plan for our second century of providing services, that help individuals who have disabilities, to achieve their full potential. Peter will provide effective and inspiring leadership to all our operational, program and service areas of the organization and will help to identify opportunities for Woods to leverage cross-program strengths to take advantage ofnew opportunities and/or to address organizational challenges.”
Shubiak joins Woods Services with 22 years management experience in the behavioral health field. He most recently served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Way Station, Inc., a nationally-recognized community-based program that provides high-quality behavioral health care to more than 3,000 children and adults with disabilities, located in Frederick, Maryland, and a subsidiary of the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Health System, one of the nation’s top 10 psychiatric health systems. During his six years at Way Station, he increased funding by 60 percent through mergers and acquisitions, program expansion, and business development. Way Station, during his tenure, received numerous national recognitions for the high quality of its evidence-based practices.
A licensed social worker, Mr. Shubiak received his master’s degree with honors in Social Work from the University of Maryland and his undergraduate degree with honors from Catholic University.
In 1913, Mollie Woods founded The Woods Schools for children with developmental disabilities. Known as Woods Services today, the non-profit organization provides educational, residential, and vocational services to more than 1,000 children and adults with special needs. Woods is located in Langhorne, Pa. with additional locations through-out Bucks, Chester, and Delaware counties. For more information about Woods, please contact Cheryl Kauffman at (215) 750- 4255 or email@example.com or visit the Woods Services website at www.woods.org and www.woods2ndcentury.org.
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