Ken Oliver, the newly named president and chief executive officer of Glenwood, Inc., has announced the senior team that will manage the nonprofit organization. Glenwood touched the lives of more than 18,000 families last year through more than 20 programs.
“This outstanding group of leaders brings an amazing depth and breadth of experience in the human services field,” Oliver shared. He went on to say, “Their combined experience represents over 125 years of experience and service to others. Their past work includes experience in government agencies, for-profit ventures, and religious and non-profit organizations in Alabama as well as several other states. Each member of this group shares a deep commitment to the values represented in Glenwood’s legacy—service to others at the highest possible levels of quality and loving compassion for those we have the privilege of serving. It is my pleasure to join them every day in our efforts to continue to pursue and fulfill the Glenwood mission, and I look forward to serving with them for many years to come.”
Linda Baker, with more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit development, is the chief development officer. She has a background in media and corporate communications and previously worked in development with the American Red Cross and United Ability. Baker was the staff lead on Glenwood’s recent $10 million capital campaign. The ninth and largest campaign in Glenwood’s 46-year history has allowed major growth and expansion for families touched by autism spectrum disorder and other mental health concerns.
Thomas Bernal joined Glenwood recently as the chief financial officer to drive development and implementation of financial strategy and to assist with financial planning and economic modeling. He oversees accounting, billing, contracts, 403b administration, food services, instructional technology and facilities. He came from St. Anne’s, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization, where he helped manage a $30 million budget and has more than 20 years of experience in senior level finance positions.
Christy Castleberry has been promoted to chief compliance and administration officer. She has been with Glenwood more than 20 years and oversees compliance and program integrity, outpatient services in Birmingham, legal and risk management, community education, health services, human resources and staff training. She holds a master’s degree in business administration.
Cinda Walchli is vice president of child and adolescent services and has been named clinical director. In her position she oversees children’s residential services for children with autism and boys with severe emotional and behavioral disturbances (SEBD). She also oversees Lakeview School for the boys in the SEBD program. She recently added responsibilities for clinical oversight of all of Glenwood’s programs. She holds a master’s degree in social work, is a licensed clinical social worker and has expertise in attachment disorder, behavior disorders, crisis management and parent skills training. She has been with Glenwood more than 30 years.
Barbara Mosley is vice president of adult services. This includes Glenwood’s day rehab program for more than 50 adults, Journey Academy in Birmingham and Huntsville that serves more than 30 adults in learning job skills. It also includes six residential homes for adults with autism on campus and 14 homes in the community. Mosley holds a master’s degree in public administration and has more than 25 years of experience in the field, seven of which have been at Glenwood.
Paul Agostini is the new vice president of education and applied behavior analysis (ABA). He oversees Allan Cott School, which serves 50 students on the severe end of the autism spectrum. He oversees all ABA services which includes Allan Cott students, adults served on the south Jefferson County campus, young children at the Mallie M. Ireland Children’s Center that opened in Avondale last fall and children in the greater Birmingham community. He also oversees Outpatient Services in Montgomery. Agostini has a master’s in psychology with emphasis on applied behavior analysis from Ball State University. He started at Glenwood is a board certified behavior analyst seven years ago and is aa licensed behavior analyst in Alabama.