NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic (LACGC), a 90-year-old CBO with an operating budget of $18 million, has elected Rogers Finn Partners Senior Partner Shelly Holmes as its new chairperson. The LACGC provides behavioral counseling and support to children and families. Last year, 3,500 clients benefited from the Clinic's nationally acclaimed services.
As chairperson, Holmes will spearhead one of the Clinic's most critical policy and fiscal initiatives by preparing the organization for federal health care reform.
"As the Clinic approaches its 90th anniversary of service to children and youth of Central and South Los Angeles, we can think of no better person to guide this landmark health care reform transition. Shelly's stellar professional experience in corporate branding, issues management and public education will continue to inform and expand our efforts," said Elizabeth W. Pfromm, M.S., MPA, board member and Clinic President and CEO.
Holmes was elected to the board in March 2006. Since then, she has served as board chairperson elect, and played a key role in developing the Clinic's Advancement Office which oversees all public communication and outreach efforts, as well as development of strategic partnerships, philanthropic and public support.
With more than 25 years experience working with Fortune 500 companies, national and regional trade associations, state and local government agencies, and non-profit organizations, Holmes is one of Southern California's leading experts in corporate and crisis communications, as well as social marketing. She has worked for Rogers Finn Partners, formerly The Rogers Group, for almost 20 years. The Rogers Group was acquired by leading public relations firm Finn Partners, part of The Ruder Finn Group, in April 2011.
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