FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CareLink Community Support Services
March 16, 2021
Gary Woomer Named Chief Executive Officer at CareLink
MEDIA, PENNSYLVANIA — CareLink Community Support Services today announced that the agency’s Board of Directors has named Gary Woomer as permanent Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Woomer was installed as CareLink’s Interim CEO after Eileen Joseph retired in December 2020.
“Gary Woomer is an experienced mental healthcare professional, a strong leader, and a fantastic choice for CEO,” said CareLink Board Chair Scot Stetka. “He has been with CareLink for more than 20 years and possesses a comprehensive understanding of the agency that is unmatched. We are confident that Gary has the expertise to grow CareLink into an even greater, more successful organization.”
Mr. Woomer joined CareLink as a Program Director in 1999 and has since served as Regional Director, Vice President of Program Operations, and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his tenure at CareLink, Mr. Woomer was employed at Prime Care, Inc. in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
“I am honored and proud to assume the role of CEO at CareLink, an organization that I have been with for most of my professional life,” Mr. Woomer said. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with our exceptional management team and staff to move the agency forward and meet the challenges of the next decade.”
Mr. Woomer holds an Executive Leadership Certificate from the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at Bryn Mawr College, a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of St. Francis, and a bachelor’s in psychology from Shippensburg University.
Since 1959, CareLink Community Support Services has been dedicated to providing people with mental illness and developmental disabilities with the caring support they need to live, work, and participate in the community with dignity and independence. CareLink currently serves individuals in 33 community programs throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.