The Peckham Board of Directors has named Jo Sinha as President and Chief Executive Officer of Peckham. Sinha who is currently Peckham’s Chief Operating Officer will begin her appointment as CEO on Feb. 1, 2020, after longtime CEO Mitch Tomlinson retires in January 2020.
“Jo brings more than 20 years of combined Peckham experience, and has a unique understanding and insight into all that is involved in creating and establishing Peckham as an industry leader,” says Peckham Board President, Kathie Feldspauch.
“We trust that Jo will continue to successfully lead this organization toward an exciting future with the same vigor, passion and purpose-driven mission that has been a part of the Peckham fabric for the last four decades.”
With more than 3,000 employees, 11 locations, five social enterprises and more than 25 vocational rehabilitation services and programs, Sinha will be responsible for leading the award-winning organization’s mission, culture and overall business operations.
Sinha has been with Peckham for more than two decades serving in a variety of leadership roles within the company, including Project and Grants Manager, Corporate Vice President and for the last five years as Chief Operating Officer.
Under Sinha’s leadership, Peckham has achieved significant growth and achievement across its line of businesses and federal contracts. Her demonstrated expertise includes successful implementation and creation of strategic partnerships to enable advanced job opportunities and upward mobility for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
During her tenure, Sinha has championed innovative strategies that have grown Peckham’s footprint in other regions, created a new standard for universally designed facilities for those with barriers, and helped to expand and enrich human service programs and higher-wage jobs for its clients.
“I am honored to be chosen to lead Peckham into its future. Mitch has been a great mentor and nationally blazed a trail demonstrating what a modern community rehabilitation program can achieve,” says Sinha. “My vision is to build on those accomplishments embracing innovation, piloting new approaches, and defining clear upward mobility pathways for persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment.”
Sinha serves as a board member for Incompass Michigan and House of Ruth and past board member for Disability Network Capital Area and Michigan League of Human Services. Sinha holds a MBA from Michigan State University.
Peckham is a nonprofit vocational rehabilitation organization that provides paid job training opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. For more than 43 years, Peckham has provided jobs and job skills training to thousands of individuals with barriers through five different business lines throughout Michigan, and has operations in Phoenix, Arizona and London, Kentucky.
Peckham, Inc., is a national award-winning organization, recognized for its achievement in providing exceptional vocational rehabilitation, creating inclusive cultures and building quality workplaces for employees.