Press Release: Bond Community Health Center
Tallahassee, July 17, 2013: The Bond Community Health Center, Inc. Board of Directors held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday night. Immediately prior to the Board meeting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Debra Weeks offered the Board her resignation, effective August 1, 2013.
The Board has identified a finalist for its CEO position and has appointed its Chief Financial Officer William Petit as Acting CEO until the new CEO is formally designated.
Bond’s Board Chairman Antonio Jefferson expressed the Board’s appreciation for Weeks’ many years of dedicated service to Bond both as its Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO. Jefferson continued by stating that Weeks wanted to insure a smooth transition between her administration and the new administration, indicating she would continue to be available to the Board and staff in a consulting capacity if needed. Jefferson added “Today marks a watershed moment at Bond as we embark on a new era of transparency and collaboration. We look forward to working with our staff, patients, stakeholders and community partners to strengthen our institution so that we may continue to provide quality healthcare services to the 16,000 patients we serve.”
Bond’s Chief Financial Officer and now Acting CEO William Petit has worked in the community health services arena for over 10 years in several states. Petit will work with the board and staff to prepare Bond for its transition to a new permanent CEO.
Petit stated, “I am very excited about working with Bond’s experienced team of medical providers, clinicians, and support staff to continue providing the high level of service our patients have come to expect.”
The Bond Board of Directors conducted a nationwide search, receiving 93 applications for the CEO position. It expects to name a permanent CEO in the next few weeks.