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Matheny President and CEO
Steven Proctor to Retire

Steven Proctor, who has been president and CEO of Matheny for almost 16 years, will retire at the end of 2014.

As CEO, Proctor has made significant contributions to Matheny.   These include:  improving care and services for Matheny’s patients with the most complex medical needs; establishing the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry in order to provide continuing medical and dental care to inpatients and people with disabilities from the community in a more modern and welcoming atmosphere; strengthening Matheny’s affiliations with universities and medical schools throughout the United States in order to enhance the knowledge and improve the care of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities; expanding Matheny’s unique Arts Access Program -- nationally recognized for enabling people with disabilities to creatively express themselves through the fine arts -- to other facilities serving people with disabilities.

Prior to coming to Matheny, Proctor was executive director for 23 years of Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey, an agency providing special education, medical and therapeutic services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.  Proctor has a long history of professional affiliations.  He was a founding member of the Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities and chairman of the board of the Northern New Jersey Maternal Child Health Consortium.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Somerset County Business Partnership and of Dental Lifeline Network.

“Steve has built a solid foundation for Matheny’s future,” said Daniel F. McLaughlin, chair of the Matheny Board of Trustees, “and we are truly grateful for his many years of distinguished service.  The Board will miss his leadership and is committed to maintaining his vision as we seek a successor.”

The Board has retained the services of executive search firm, Spencer Stuart, to help find Proctor’s successor.

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