Jody Levison-Johnson

President and CEO

Jody Levison-Johnson is a licensed clinical social worker with nearly 30 years of experience in the field of human services. 

Jody is a longstanding champion for systems change that results in the ability for individuals and communities to thrive. She is deeply committed to advancing policy that ensures equitable access to quality services and supports. Previously, Jody served as the Assistant Vice President of Practice Improvement at the National Council for Behavioral Health, where she oversaw the organization’s consulting portfolio and a large, privately funded adolescent mental health initiative. 

She has also served as the Chief Clinical Officer for a multi-state children's care management organization, as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health, and as the Vice President of Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI), a non-profit management and consulting services organization where was responsible for all of CCSI's service quality, system development, and evaluation activities including oversight of the county administered children’s mental health system. Her experiences leading system reform efforts across the country prompted her interest in the environmental contexts that surround deep change in social and public systems. 

Jody holds a Master of Social Work degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Arts and PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University.

Jim Carr

Chief Financial Officer

Jim Carr is the chief financial officer at the Alliance/COA. Prior to joining the Council on Accreditation in 2010, Jim held Senior Financial Officer positions at Cerami & Associates, Inc. and Crossborder Exchange Corporation. He has an extensive background in financial planning and control, accounting and reporting, treasury, financial analysis, and systems development.

Jim graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance.

 

 

 

 

 

Ruby Goyal-Carkeek

Senior Vice President of Programs and Services

Ruby Goyal-Carkeek is the senior vice president of programs and services at the Alliance/COA. Ruby has over two decades of experience in both the public and private sector. She has dedicated most of her professional career to public service, and has held several senior leadership roles within the State of New Jersey. She has expansive experience in strategic planning, policy development, operations management, quality assurance, contracting and finance, including RFP development and evaluation. She also has provided technical assistance nationally on Children’s System of Care, and served as a Medicaid consultant for a national foundation and a national firm.

Ruby holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Business Administration from Rutgers University.

 

 

 

 

 

Lenore Schell

Headshot of Lenore SchellSenior Vice President of Operations and Special Initiatives 

Lenore Schell is the senior vice president of operations and special initiatives for the Alliance/COA. In this role, she leads the organization’s efforts to diversify its revenue streams and provides leadership to drive innovation.

Schell is responsible for influencing the development of and launching a business offering portfolio that differentiates the Alliance, increases revenue, and enhances Alliance network member value. The initial business line she developed and launched in 2018, Alliance Operations Support Services, includes back-office operations offerings specifically designed to more efficiently and effectively meet the administrative needs of the nonprofit sector.

In her previous role at the Alliance, she was responsible for leading the Alliance network engagement, marketing, and information technology efforts, which included building a comprehensive account management framework. Schell implemented rigorous processes for applying data and predictive analytics to strategically grow the Alliance network, achieve higher member engagement levels, and industry-leading retention levels.

Prior to joining the Alliance, Schell spent the majority of her career in the for-profit sector in multiple business leadership roles. She successfully led and grew two different outsourcing business lines, one of which grew to a $12million business in less than five years under her leadership.  

Schell also has extensive banking industry experience, which includes specific work in acquisition integration management, product management and marketing, human resources, information controls, branch automation, and outsourcing and support services management.

Ted Uczen

Headshot of Ted UczenPresident and CEO FEI Behavioral Health

As president and CEO of FEI Behavioral Health, the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ social enterprise, Ted Uczen directs all strategic aspects of the business and directly oversees all sales and marketing activities of the organization. He holds a key management position on the executive leadership team and works directly with hundreds of nonprofit human services organizations. He regularly supports these nonprofit organizations by helping to define strategic sales and marketing opportunities that help grow revenue from nontraditional sources.

As senior vice president of banking solutions at Metavante (now FIS), Uczen managed the customer relationship management business and grew overall revenue by more than 20 percent in less than two years, making it a $100 million-dollar business with over 250 employees. In addition, he started the Global Banking business unit as a joint venture with an international partner.

As chief customer officer at NuEdge Systems, he redesigned and managed all aspects of the customer facing organizations. In addition, he developed and implemented many successful loyalty, acquisition, retention, and reactivation programs for some of the most successful and fastest growing companies in the country.

With over 25 years of database marketing and strategic business consulting experience, he has held several management positions and developed a detailed and extensive experience of numerous industries. He began his career at Kobs & Draft Worldwide (now Draftfcb), one of the largest direct marketing agencies in the world, and has worked with both consumer and business-to-business marketers impacting dozens of clients. In addition, his experience includes developing and conducting training for media companies on direct marketing, database marketing and database systems.

His speaking appearances have included the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit, the Alliance National Conference, the Alliance Senior Leadership Conference, the National Industries for the Blind National Conference, National Center for Database Marketing Conferences, the Direct Marketing Association’s Senior Executive Forum, Direct Marketing Days in New York, and the Direct Marketing Association’s Professor’s Institute.

Uczen is a graduate of Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, and holds degrees in Psychology and Philosophy.