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Child and Family Charities: Jim Paparella takes new position, leaves Child and Family Charities

Friday, March 20, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
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Contact: Demphna Krikorian, Director of Development Phone: 882-4000 x126

LANSING, March 21, 2015 – Child and Family Charities announced today that Jim Paparella is leaving his position as Executive Director of Child and Family Charities (CFC) in Lansing and will become President/CEO of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s in Grand Rapids starting in May of this year. Both nonprofit agencies provide a wide range of community based services to vulnerable populations.

“My eighteen-year tenure is filled with great accomplishments and memories that will leave me forever humbled and grateful,” Paparella said. “It has been a privilege to work with an amazing team of talented staff, caregivers, board members, and volunteers. Child and Family Charities has become and will continue to be one of the premier human service agencies in Michigan.”

Sherry Campbell, President, CFC Board of Directors and Franchise Marketing Consultant at Two Men and a Truck International said, “Jim will be tremendously missed. His leadership has guided the agency through strategic mergers, quality improvements, funding sustainability, and ultimately better outcomes for children and families. Our search for a new Executive Director will begin immediately.”

Paparella is a board member for the Michigan Federation for Children and Families, a board member and past-president of Child and Families Services of Michigan, Inc., and a board member and past-president of the Exchange Club of Greater Lansing. On a national level, he is a grant reviewer and panel chair for the U.S Department of Health and Human Services and a peer reviewer for the Council on Accreditation.

Child and Family Charities has provided hope and healing for children, youth and families in mid-Michigan since 1911. Services include child welfare, child abuse prevention, teen parent, runaway and homeless youth, juvenile justice, and behavioral health. For more information visit or find us on Facebook.

For more information, go to the agency website at or call Demphna Krikorian at 517-882-4000 ext. 126.


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