Family Services Names Tim O’Connell as Executive Director

Family Services Names Tim O’Connell as Executive Director
O’Connell succeeds Mark Lieberman, who is retiring after 35 years of leadership

EAGLEVILLE, PA, February 28, 2017 — Family Services of Montgomery County announced today that it has named Timothy F. O’Connell as executive director. O’Connell has served as director of finance of Family Services for 20 years.

O’Connell succeeds Mark Lieberman, who is retiring after 35 years of leadership at Family Services. Lieberman will serve as a consultant to the agency until his retirement in April 2017.

“Tim’s strong financial and operational management track record speaks for itself,” said Steven J. Smith, president, Family Services’ board of directors. “His experience, enthusiasm and commitment to the agency and its many programs make him the ideal choice for our next executive director. We look forward to working with Tim and the agency’s management team to guide Family Services into the future.”

In his role as director of finance for Family Services, O’Connell was responsible for developing, implementing and managing financial and administrative systems including accounting, legal, human resources, and the agency’s physical infrastructure. He played a critical role in collaborating with the agency’s senior leadership team in strategic decision-making and operations. Prior to joining Family Services in June 1996, O’Connell served as chief financial officer for Concepts and Solutions Inc., a software development and consulting firm in Blue Bell.

“It is a great honor to lead an organization that has such a rich history in serving children, seniors and families in Montgomery County,” said O’Connell. “I look forward to working with our extraordinary, talented staff and dedicated board of directors as we write the next chapter of Family Services’ history. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the agency’s commitment to purpose, as we look to expand our services to better serve children, seniors and families in need here in Montgomery County.”

O’Connell, a resident of Lower Providence Township, is an active member of the Lower Providence Historical Society and Lower Providence Township Audit Committee. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration from Temple University. He also holds a certification in nonprofit executive administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Family Services
Since 1900, Family Services has been caring for children, seniors and families in Montgomery County who face everyday emotional difficulties or physical hardships. With more than 15 social service programs targeting Montgomery County residents, Family Services strives to achieve three goals: people have improved life prospects; families function adaptively; and clients reduce risks to achieving and maintaining self-sufficiency. Family Services’ innovative social service programs make a positive difference in the lives of 13,000 Montgomery County residents each year. For more information on Family Services, call 610-630-2111 or visit fsmontco.org.
 

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