Samaritan Center Names New Executive Director

Peter C. Campanelli brings over 25 years’ experience as leader in human services sector

Samaritan Center announced today that Peter C. Campanelli, Psy.D., has been named Executive Director. He will provide overall management of the Center’s operations and agency relationships. President Tony Morelli said that “we are pleased to have Peter oversee the day to day operation of the Center. Peter’s senior level experience in the not for profit sector will greatly enhance our ability to provide hunger relief services in our community.”

Peter C. Campanelli, Psy.D., is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Community Living, and founded the Company in 1986.  Dr. Campanelli holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in New York and New Jersey.  He is a member of the American Psychological Association and has served as Board Chair and member of The Association of Community Living (ACL) and Managed Care Innovations (MCI) as well as the President of the Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies’ Board of Directors, and the Chair of the Mental Health News Board of Trustees and a member of the Board of Directors of the Human Service Council.  Dr. Campanelli is a past recipient of the Peterson Prize for Community Service from Rutgers University, the Visionary Leadership Award from the National Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies and his work has twice been recognized with the Gold Medal Award from the Hospital and Community Psychiatry Division of the American Psychiatric Association, as well as the Congressional Community Corporate Partnership Award.


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