Board of Directors Promotes Vice President to Executive Position
Philadelphia, PA, June 15, 2016 – Intercommunity Action (“Interact”) announces the appointment of Bryan Cohen as their new President and Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds David Bolin, who is retiring after more than 40 years with Interact, including 24 years as President and CEO. Cohen was selected from among many qualified candidates after a six-month national search.
Cohen is a licensed psychologist and has served in the Philadelphia Community Behavioral Health System for over 30 years. He has been part of the Interact team for 23 years, where he has served as the Director of Children’s Services and most recently as Vice President for Behavioral Health. Cohen has had leadership roles on numerous city and state committees, which have helped guide behavioral health policies and services to numerous underserved populations throughout the Commonwealth. He possesses a master’s degree from Temple University in Psychoeducational Processes and a second master’s degree from John F. Kennedy University in Counseling Psychology.
“It is an honor and privilege to be appointed the next CEO of Interact,” Cohen says. “I am grateful to the Interact Board of Directors for bestowing this honor upon me. I am particularly grateful to our outgoing CEO, David Bolin, for all the knowledge and support he has given me over the years. I look forward to building upon the work that he has done and to expand Interact’s services and profile throughout Philadelphia. Great companies are made up of great people and I am excited about the opportunity to lead a team of dedicated, hardworking and caring professionals.”
John McGovern, Chairman of Interact’s Board of Directors, says “David Bolin’s leadership and vision created a legacy of accomplishments and his talents and compassion will be missed. Under Dave’s leadership Interact positively affected the lives of thousands of people. As a board, we conducted an extensive search and we concluded that our own Bryan Cohen was the best person to lead interact. I am confident that Bryan’s energy, background and mission driven approach will continue to allow Interact to help improve the lives of many people in the future”.
Interact is a state and national award-winning nonprofit human services organization whose mission is to help people live fulfilling lives by providing resources for Aging, Behavioral Health, and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities. Originally formed in 1969 by a group of committed, forward-thinking residents to serve Manayunk, Roxborough, and East Falls, Interact today is a comprehensive human services agency engaging over 500 caring professional and support staff in service to over 3,000 people across the region in nearly 60 locations. Interact strives, in all of its programs, to provide the highest possible quality of services, focusing on the strengths, needs, and desires of each individual and family, helping them reach their potential. Interact’s vision is “everyone deserves a fulfilling life.”
Through its Aging Division, Interact provides a state of the art Senior Center, mental health counseling, housing counseling, and a unique peer-to-peer support program. Interact also developed and sponsors three affordable apartment buildings for seniors: Pensdale Village, Pensdale II, and The Fairthorne.
Interact’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Division provides 24 Community Homes for adults with intellectual disability and autism, an activities program for adults, and an employment program.
Behavioral Health services include child, adolescent and adult outpatient programs, case management, a recovery focused day and residential program, and individualized school and community based services for children.
More information about Interact and its programs are available on their website, www.intercommunityaction.org.
For additional information Interact, or to schedule an interview, contact Steven May, Vice President for Development, at 215-487-0914 ext. 3037, firstname.lastname@example.org.