Eric Eberman named executive director of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health New Jersey
Villanova, PA – Dec. 5, 2022 – Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare, today announced that President and CEO Carl E. Clark II has selected Eric Eberman, M.S.Ed., as executive director of Devereux New Jersey.
As executive director, Eberman will oversee the care and treatment of more than 300 children and adults, annually, who are living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences. Devereux New Jersey serves individuals through a broad spectrum of treatment settings in locations across the Garden State, including community-based homes and apartments, vocational training programs, family care homes, and consulting services.
“Eric is a highly skilled and accomplished leader with more than two decades of experience working with, and advocating for, children and adults with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and behavioral challenges,” said Clark. “His extensive background and demonstrated commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others make him a perfect fit for our organization, and I am thrilled to welcome him to our team.”
About Eric Eberman, M.S.Ed.
As executive director of Devereux New Jersey, Eric Eberman, M.S.Ed., brings more than 20 years of behavioral healthcare experience to this position.
Prior to joining Devereux, Eberman was the public policy director for Autism New Jersey where he was responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the agency’s public policy activity. Before that, Eberman worked for nearly 15 years at Bancroft where he held roles of increasing responsibility, including senior director of strategic planning, executive director of pediatric and adolescent residential programs, vice president of acute behavioral health, and vice president of clinical services.
Eberman earned his Master of Science in Education, specializing in applied behavior analysis, from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rider University. Eberman currently serves as the Government Affairs Chair of the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis. In 2014, he received the Philadelphia 76ers’ “Heroes Among Us” award, which is given to individuals in the greater Philadelphia area who have made exceptional and overwhelming contributions to better the lives of children in the community. He also was named one of South Jersey Magazine’s “Men of the Year,” which recognizes men who demonstrate a spirit of caring, giving and making a difference in the lives of others.
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 special education pioneer 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.
With more than 7,500 employees working in programs across the nation, 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, education and foster care. Programs are offered in hospital, residential, community and school-based settings. They include: assessments; interventions and support; transition and independent life services; family and professional training; research and innovation; and advocacy and public education. For more than a century, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has been guided by a simple and enduring mission: To change lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences. www.devereux.org
About Devereux New Jersey
Devereux New Jersey provides a continuum of care for children and adults, ages 5 through lifespan, with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences, including autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and medical challenges. The nonprofit’s broad spectrum of I/DD treatment settings includes community-based homes and apartments, vocational training, intensive in-home supports, and consultative and family-based services, focusing on positive and strength-based approaches. All programs provide a treatment milieu designed to increase independent living skills, community inclusion and ensure the highest possible quality of life. www.devereuxnj.org
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