Devereux’s Carl E. Clark II helps RCPA ‘chart the future’ by listening
The Rehabilitation and Community Providers
Association (RCPA) has enlisted several health and human services thought
leaders – including
current RCPA Board members and officers – to help drive the
future of the organization.
this year, RCPA created a Steering Committee to guide the organization’s future
direction through a deepened understanding of what its members value and find
important. RCPA represents providers of health and
human services (like Devereux) who are committed to effective, efficient and
on a ‘Listening Tour’`
Working with an external consultant, the RCPA Steering
Committee conducted a “listening tour” in November, which included meetings and
focus groups with RCPA members across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
As a member of the Steering Committee, Devereux
Advanced Behavioral Health President and Chief Executive Officer Carl E. Clark
II said, “The goal of this strategic planning
exercise is to learn how RCPA can become indispensable to its membership. During
these meetings, members told us where RCPA excels, along with how it can
further improve the value of membership.” Note: Clark is also a member of the RCPA
Board of Directors.
“The focus groups offered a comprehensive approach
to obtaining information that will be incorporated into an overall strategic
planning process/action items for our organization,” explained RCPA Children’s
Division Director Robena Spangler. “The Steering
Committee will ensure that all collective feedback is used to
further the mission and vision of RCPA.”
Sharing the findings
is currently aggregating feedback from all meetings and will develop a report
from which to drive the organization’s strategic direction. The findings are
expected to be shared with RCPA members in early 2018.
is an excellent organization that provides critical advocacy services for
health and human services organizations across Pennsylvania,” added Clark. “I
am excited to participate in this effort that ultimately will have a positive
impact on the organization, making it even more valuable to its membership
About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of
the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations providing services, insight and
leadership in the evolving field of behavioral healthcare. Founded in 1912 by
Helena Devereux, the organization operates a comprehensive national network of
clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that
positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their
families every year. Focused on clinical advances emerging from a new understanding
of the brain, its unique approach combines evidence-based interventions with
compassionate family engagement. Devereux is a recognized partner for families,
schools and communities, serving many of our country’s most vulnerable
populations in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental
disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare. www.devereux.org.
more than 330 members, the majority of who serve well over 1 million Pennsylvanians
annually, Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA) is among
the largest and most diverse state health and human services trade associations
in the nation. RCPA advocates for those in need, works to advance effective
state and federal public policies, serves as a forum for the exchange of
information and experience, and provides professional support to members. RCPA
provider members offer mental health, drug and alcohol, intellectual and
developmental disabilities, brain injury, medical rehabilitation, physical
disabilities, and aging services through all settings and levels of care for
individuals of all ages. www.paproviders.org
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