At Seven Hills Foundation and all our affiliate organizations, we pride ourselves on the professional development and leadership opportunities we provide to our staff members. The ability to promote internal candidates with exceptional skills, emotional intelligence, and devotion to the mission is every organization's dream. With great pride, I announce that two members of our Seven Hills staff, Tim Johnson and Marissa Ruff, will now lead affiliates as new vice presidents.
Tim Johnson, MBA, Vice President of Seven Hills ASPiRE! has been with the affiliate since March 2018. Tim started with Seven Hills as Assistant Vice President of Community Based Day & Employment Supports with ASPiRE! growing our employment services and expanding community opportunities across Central, North Central, and MetroWest Massachusetts. as Vice President for Seven Hills ASPiRE! Tim oversees day programming and supports more than 500 individuals with developmental differences across six physical sites and many community-based and partner employer locations. Tim has held a seat on the Leadership Council for the North Central Mass Chamber of Commerce, through which he received prior recognition as Ambassador of the Year. A graduate of the Community Leadership Institute, Tim delivered the commencement address at the Chamber's Annual Business Meeting and has appeared on local television and radio programs to discuss disability supports and community inclusion.
Building and sustaining strong partnerships with the broader business community, Tim continually seeks to increase access, inclusion, integration, and employment opportunities for persons served by ASPiRE! He holds an MBA from Fitchburg State University, as well as a BA from Boston University.
Marissa Ruff, MS, Vice President of Seven Hills Rhode Island, joined Seven Hills in June 2006 as a Direct Support Professional. Over the last 15 years, Marissa has worked in Child & Family Services, Early Intervention, and Adult Services, most recently serving as Interim Vice President of Seven Hills Rhode Island. Marissa is pursuing her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and holds a Master of Science in Psychology degree. Marissa serves as the Chair for the YWCA Board of Directors and is an active participant in the Boston Women's Leadership Summit.
Marissa is committed to excellence at Seven Hills Rhode Island & Seven Hills Foundation by providing high-quality programs that encourage the empowerment of people with significant challenges so that each may pursue their highest possible degree of personal well-being and independence.
Congratulations to two consummate professionals and dynamic leaders, Tim and Marissa. We are grateful to have your leadership and demand for excellence at Seven Hills to ensure that the individuals in our care receive the highest quality services that help them pursue their dreams and Be Well.
Dr. Kathleen Jordan, DHA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer