Milwaukee-based Community Care Inc. (CCI) on Monday announced that Kenneth Munson, former regional director of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, has been named chief executive officer, effective on Monday.
CCI is a private nonprofit organization that provides long-term care and health services to more than 9,500 seniors and adults with disabilities. CCI’s mission is to offer quality care and member-centered approaches to support its members, so they can live functionally independent in their communities.
The announcement comes after an extensive 10-month national search led by Pat Schroeder, head of the search committee, and chairman of the CCI board of directors Robert Goldstein.
Munson succeeds CCI founder and long-time CEO Kirby Shoaf, who announced that he would be retiring at the end of 2013.
“CCI conducted a national search for a new CEO,” said Goldstein. “Our search committee sought out and identified a group of very talented, experienced and qualified individuals. Kenneth emerged as the best candidate from this extremely strong field.”
Munson most recently served as regional director of the Region V Office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Munson previously served as deputy secretary at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in Madison. Munson also previously served for five years as president and CEO of Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin.
“Kenneth’s deep knowledge of complex health care, social service, governmental and regulatory issues combined with his successful track record in numerous executive leadership roles make him the right choice to lead Community Care,” Goldstein said. “I am looking forward to working with Kenneth as CEO, and taking Community Care to new levels of success.”
“I’m excited for the opportunity to join CCI and to lead the organization as we strive to help people across our state live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives,” Munson said.