Dennis Richardson is president and CEO of Alliance member Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester, New York, a role he has held since 1994. Hillside Family of Agencies is one of the largest nonprofits in the state. With a budget of more than $120 million, Hillside works to translate research into effective practice solutions for children and families across western and central New York and in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Richardson served on the Alliance Board of Directors from 2007-2009. He rejoined as chair in 2013.
Before joining Hillside, Richardson was executive director of The Children’s Study Home in Springfield, Massachusetts; associate executive director of St. Joseph Children’s Services in Brooklyn, New York; associate executive director at Harlem Dowling Children’s Center in New York; and program director/supervisor/social worker at Catholic Guardian Society in Brooklyn, New York.
Richardson received a bachelor's in psychology from Montclair State University and a master's in social work from Columbia University.