The House of the Good Shepherd Announces Brian McKee as Executive Director

June 23, 2017

June 22, 2017 - UTICA, N.Y. The House of the Good Shepherd announces Brian McKee as Executive Director, effective July 10, 2017. McKee has more than 15 years of experience in human services leadership for children and families in need in the Central New York community.

William Read, president of the House of the Good Shepherd's Board of Directors, believes McKee brings valuable experience to The House. "Brian's positive energy and respectful leadership style will guide us into the future," Read said. "His vast experience will further enhance our daily mission of Changing Children's Lives."

McKee is eager to offer his expertise to serving the community's youth and future generations. "I'm so pleased for the opportunity to join an organization that has done so much for so many people over the past 145 years," McKee said. "I'm excited to join the community of people committed to helping secure a hopeful future for the youth we serve."

Prior to joining The House, McKee served as vice president of integrated care management for two years at Liberty Resources, an organization providing individualized community-based services for nearly 15,000 individuals and families. In that time, McKee expanded the Health Home program from a six-person unit serving adults in Madison County to a thriving 40-person division serving 1200 children, adults and families across five Central and Western New York counties.

Prior to Liberty Resources, McKee served as associate executive director of program operations at Elmcrest Children's Center where he was responsible for all program operations serving children, families, and youth who have experienced trauma or have disabilities.

Previously, McKee was the deputy commissioner of the Children's Division of Onondaga County Department of Social Services. He also served as director of services for the Cortland County Department of Social Services.

McKee earned his master's in social work from Syracuse University and his bachelor's in sociology from The State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland. He is a board designee of the Children's Health Home of Upstate New York and a board member of the Rural Health Network of Madison County.

The House of the Good Shepherd in Upstate New York is a regional provider of treatment services for 750 children and families in need, annually. The House operates on 12 sites and offers an increasing number of community-based services. For more information, visit

The House of the Good Shepherd enlisted Kittleman & Associates to conduct a search for its new CEO. Kittleman & Associates is a Chicago-based national executive search firm that specializes in the recruitment of CEOs for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, public charities, and philanthropic organizations. For more information, visit

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