LORAIN, OH- 03/27/2020 The Nord Center Board of Directors is pleased to share with the community news regarding its leadership.  After two highly successful years stabilizing and building the agency, current Executive Director Eric Morse, MSSA, LISW-S is moving on to lead The Centers, one of Cuyahoga County’s premiere social service agencies. The Board, organization and community are grateful for Mr. Morse’s extraordinary contributions to the agency and community.

Assuming leadership of The Nord Center as CEO starting in early May will be Don Schiffbauer, The Nord Center’s current Director of Innovation & Strategy. Mr. Schiffbauer brings to this position extensive professional leadership experience in the local healthcare sector.  He will oversee agency finances, quality improvement, buildings, equipment and all operations.

Joining The Nord Center as its President will be Donald Sheldon, M.D.  Dr. Sheldon will oversee government and community relations, fundraising, marketing and exploration of strategic partnerships.  Widely known and highly regarded, Dr. Sheldon brings to The Nord Center a breadth of community relationships and expertise in navigating the healthcare sector.

The Nord Center enters this new chapter as an organization that is strong and vital with a bright future. The agency gratefully acknowledges Mr. Morse’s contributions and enthusiastically welcomes its new leaders who will help the organization thrive and continue to strengthen its crucial role as a vital resource for the community.

Nord Center Board President, Neil Lynch, states: “The Nord Board is very appreciative of the outstanding leadership Eric has demonstrated in the development and implementation of The Nord Center Strategic Plan, charting a clear path for our new leadership team.  Eric’s passion and compassion in advocating for comprehensive services for individuals and families impacted by mental health issues was evident throughout his tenure at The Nord Center. The Board is confident that our new leadership team of Dr. Sheldon and Don Schiffbauer will serve The Nord Center and the community with the same passion and compassion.”