CICOA names Mary Durell interim CEO

POSTED: April 24, 2019

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has named Mary Durell as interim CEO as the board of directors conducts a nationwide search to replace former President and CEO Orion Bell. Bell announced last month that he accepted the position as president and CEO of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging in Cleveland, Ohio.

Durell, the nonprofit’s chief operating officer, joined CICOA in 2016. Durell leads strategic planning, oversees facilities and technology, and serves as a liaison to partner organizations that support CICOA’s work of empowering low-income seniors and people with disabilities to live as independently as possible.

“Mary Durell is an innovate, passionate leader who has been instrumental in working with the board and CICOA’s leadership team to increase funding, increase partnerships and ultimately increase the number of people we serve,” said Anne DePrez, president of the CICOA Board of Directors. “We are confident that Mary will be able to continue this momentum as CICOA’s interim CEO and lead a smooth and successful transition.”

Before joining CICOA, Durell was director of social work at Larue D. Carter Memorial Hospital. A licensed clinical social worker, Durell has worked as a school-based therapist and is the previous director of victim services at the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology, an associate degree in business administration from the University of Indianapolis, and an MSW from Indiana University.

“It’s my honor to lead during this time of transition and continue working with our boards and management team to provide exceptional service to vulnerable populations in Central Indiana. The opportunities for growth are tremendous as we expand access to services, including care management, in-home care, transportation, meals and home modifications,” Durell said.

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