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Child, Family and Community Services Appoints Seth M. Schalet New CEO

January 21, 2019 | by admin

January 22, 2019 – Union City, CA

Child Family and Community Services (CFCS), a non-profit providing Head Start and Early Head Start, California Child Care Alternative Payment
Program and fee-based childcare services to qualified low-income families and children with special needs living in Southern Alameda County, announced today that Seth M. Schalet has accepted an offer to serve as the agency’s new chief executive officer. His official start date is January 23, 2019. “The Board and I are excited that Seth has chosen to join our agency,” said CFCS acting executive director Stacie Williams, who is planning to return to her role as programs director in March after working closely with Schalet to ensure a smooth transition. “He is highly qualified and has the skills and experience needed to leverage resources, strengthen programs, and build new community partnerships while planning for strategic growth.”

Schalet holds an MBA from Suffolk University, in Boston, and extensive training in non-profit management, including certificates in nonprofit financial stewardship from Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He has 30 years of executive leadership spanning for-profit and nonprofit sectors, including 12 years of nonprofit experience serving on numerous nonprofit boards, and as CEO of organizations providing health and educational services to client populations similar to those CFCS serves. Most recently, Schalet served as the CEO for Prevent Blindness Northern California, a public health non-profit dedicated to vision health, focused on the underserved, low income and preschool children.


“I am honored to join the CFCS team,” said Schalet. “Their 50 plus years of community engagement and commitment to program excellence is well aligned with my most recent experience that included serving over 235 preschool sites in Alameda, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties, including numerous Head Start agencies. I gained deep affection for the work and impact of Head Start.” CFCS conducted a comprehensive executive search, resulting in 35 qualified applicants. “We were very impressed with the pool of candidates we interviewed,” said the CFCS board president, Robin Michel, “and are happy and honored that Seth, who was our first choice, accepted our offer. We look forward to introducing him to our partners, and the communities we serve, in the near future.”


For more information, call Robin Michel: (510) 303-5476, or email robinlmichel@gmail.com.

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