INARF member Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, of Evansville, has announced a change within its senior leadership. Ray Raisor, Executive Director, has announced his retirement after 34 years of dedicated leadership. Raisor has seen the organization through significant expansion of services for Hoosiers with disabilities, growing from 33 employees and an annual budget of $750,000 in 1982, to 341 employees and an annual budget of $17.5 million today.
“I have been privileged to be CEO of the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center,” Raisor remarked. “I have worked with and learned from staff, board, clients and volunteers and I am deeply thankful for that. I leave knowing the center is in excellent hands and will continue its mission to provide quality services, based on ability to pay, to tri-state citizens with disabilities.”
On January 29th, the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center Board of Directors named Kelly Schneider, a 26 year veteran to the organization, as Raisor’s successor. Schneider, who is currently Senior Vice President of Operations for the center, will assume chief executive responsibilities on June 1st and be the fifth executive director in the organization’s history.
“Being asked to carry on the amazing legacy Ray Raisor has created is an honor,” Schneider said. “I couldn’t ask for a better mentor. We have a great team in place to carry on our mission and I am excited to work with all of our staff and supporters in this new role.”