Family Counseling Services Assumes Management Oversight for Broome County Agency

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Family Counseling Services (FCS) of Cortland County, Inc. is pleased to announce that their Board of Directors has approved a one year management agreement with the Family & Children’s Society, a non-profit agency based in Broome County. Lisa Hoeschele, Executive Director of FCS of Cortland County, Inc. and the FCS administrative team will provide management services to Family & Children’s Society, effective Monday, November 2, 2015.

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Executive Director Lisa Hoeschele

During the past year, Keith Chadwick has served as Interim CEO of Family & Children’s Society following the departure of its former executive director. “Lisa is a very skilled and experienced leader in this field,” said Chadwick. “Personally, I am delighted that the board has taken this logical next step, as it will provide the Family and Children’s Society with an expert leader, and give us a regional footprint as we move into the managed care arena and need to negotiate contracts and payments for services,” said Chadwick. Chadwick will remain involved with the organization during a transition period.

Hoeschele has served as Executive Director of FCS since 2010. Under her leadership, the agency has experienced significant growth including the creation of school-based clinical programs beginning in 2011, merger with Cortland Prevention Resources in 2012 and expansion into Madison County in 2013. Prior to her work at FCS, Hoeschele held high level administrative positions at Syracuse University, SU College of Law and WCNY TV/Classic-FM in Syracuse. Hoeschele holds a Master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School.

Family Counseling Services is a non-profit organization serving both Cortland and Madison Counties. FCS was established in 1970 as a volunteer family counseling service based in Cortland, NY. It has since evolved into a professional organization that offers mental health, chemical dependency, and school-based counseling, as well as prevention services through its prevention division, Cortland Prevention Resources. Last year, over 4,000 children, teens and adults received services from the organization. Family Counseling Services has an annual budget of $7.1 million and employs 85 staff.

The Family & Children’s Society has served the Southern Tier region for nearly 75 years. Established by Mrs. Esther W. Couper, the agency has grown significantly during that time and offers a family mental health clinic, school-based programs, sexual abuse treatment program, elder counseling, and home care, along with unique programs such as their Vocational Incentive Program and Family Homes for the Elderly. Last year, over 1,400 individuals and families were served by the organization. Family & Children’s Society has an annual budget of $5.4 million and employs 105 staff.

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