Wernersville, PA – June 4, 2020 - Caron Treatment Centers, an internationally recognized not-for-profit dedicated to addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment, research, prevention and addiction medicine education, today announced the transition of the chairmanship role as well as the addition of three new board members to its Corporate Board of Trustees effective July 1st.
At Caron’s recent annual meeting, which was conducted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Steve Wall, Managing Partner at Morgan Lewis, after completing his three-year term as Chair of Caron’s Corporate Board of Trustees, “passed the gavel” to Dr. Thomas Flynn, President Emeritus of Alvernia University. Mr. Wall will now take on the role of Immediate Past Chair and Chair of the Governance Committee. In addition to serving as Chair, Dr. Flynn will serve as the Chair of Caron’s Compensation and Executive Committees. Mark Skibbie becomes Vice Chair and will also Chair the Treatment Committee.
“We greatly appreciate Steve’s longstanding commitment to Caron and are thrilled he will continue to serve on our board,” said Doug Tieman, Caron’s President and CEO. “We are also excited to welcome three new highly accomplished board members, including James Boscov, Anthony Grillo and Carol E. Ware, and see the esteemed Dr. Flynn step into the position of Board Chair.”
Mr. Boscov has more than 40 years of retail experience in the Department store, Outlet and Specialty Store environments. He joined Boscov’s in the 1970’s and over the years, gained experience in almost every operational area of the company. He was named CEO in 2015 and Chairman in 2017.
He has served on Caron’s PA Central Advisory Council and is a board member of the Berks County Community Foundation. He is a former board member of the United Way of Berks County and former Chairman and Trustee of Alvernia University, Past President and member of the Board of the South Mountain YMCA and has served on the board of many other charitable organizations. Mr. Boscov holds a Bachelor of Arts and master’s degree from Tufts University.
Anthony Grillo was previously a managing director of Ascribe Capital, a private
equity firm affiliated with American Securities. Prior to that time Mr. Grillo held many leading
roles on Wall Street including serving as a senior managing director of Evercore Partners, an
investment bank, as well as Joseph Littlejohn & Levy, a private equity firm.
Mr. Grillo is currently on the corporate board of Littelfuse Inc. His philanthropic activity includes serving on the boards of Caron Philadelphia and the Gladwyne Montessori School. He has also served on the Rutgers University Board of Overseers as well as the Rutgers University Foundation.
Mr. Grillo has an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University where he was a Henry Rutgers Scholar and an MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.
Carol Ware has served on the Greater Philadelphia Regional Advisory Board since 2016 and who has supported Caron’s mission in the region tirelessly. In 2019, Ms. Ware established the Carol Ware Endowed Chair for Trauma Treatment at Caron and is the 2020 Richard J. Caron honoree for the Philadelphia Gala.
Known well in Chester County for her philanthropic and volunteer leadership, Ms. Ware focuses her social action in the areas of health and human services, education, history, and community building. In the health arena, Ms. Ware serves on the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing Board of Overseers and was a member of the Idaho Commission on Nursing and Nursing Education. Since 1972, Ms. Ware has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society for nursing. Her generous support of healthcare includes establishing the Marian S. Ware Chair in Gerontology in honor of her mother, at the School of Nursing and the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Ware’s board and volunteer service have included places like University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Harvard Divinity School, West Chester University, the YMCA, Chester County Community Foundation, Arthritis Foundation and Caron Treatment Centers. As founder and past president of the 1675 Foundation and current president of the 1660 Foundation, Carol further advanced her commitment to improving the quality of life for individuals and families and has generously supported the region's nonprofit organizations in the fields of health, human services, history, arts, culture, education, and the environment.
“Tragically, the COVID-19 pandemic created a perfect storm for mental health and substance use disorders to increase – impacting thousands of lives,” said Tieman. “However, we are fortunate that our substantial board empowers our mission to help as many individuals and families as possible access Caron’s ethical, quality care.”
About Caron Treatment Centers
Caron Treatment Centers is an internationally recognized not-for-profit dedicated to addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment, research, prevention and addiction medicine education. Headquartered in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, our mission is Recovery for Life. For more than 60 years, we have helped thousands of individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their families begin to manage this chronic, treatable disease. Caron provides a continuum of care for teens, young adults, women, men and older adults. Caron’s signature programming provides treatment for executives, healthcare professionals, older adults and first responders. In addition to the Pennsylvania campus, Caron provides services in Palm Beach County, Florida, New England, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and New York City. Caron accepts several major insurance plans and provides financial assistance for those who qualify. For more information on Caron, please visit Caron at www.caron.org or follow us on Twitter @CaronTreatment.
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