HOUSTON (February 17, 2014) – DePelchin Children’s Center is proud to announce that Jeff Gentry, CPA, will assume the role of chief financial officer beginning February 17, 2014. He replaces Peggy Pugh who is retiring after 13 years of dedication and leadership in this position. As CFO for DePelchin, Jeff will be responsible for all financial administration, risk management and treasury operations with leadership over the accounting, information technology, facilities and plant management and clinical services departments.

“DePelchin is thrilled to welcome Jeff Gentry as its chief financial officer and a member of its senior leadership team,” said Jenifer Jarriel, DePelchin president and CEO. “Jeff’s financial expertise and non-profit experience will be vital as we continue to expand our role, not only in the Houston area but throughout the state of Texas, serving children in the areas of mental health, foster care and adoption.”

An accomplished financial professional with more than 17 years of experience in non-profit management, Jeff has been key in helping organizations align their financial operations with their strategic business direction. He has served in various leadership roles for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society over the past eight years and was recently the National CFO for the Society located in New York City. During Jeff’s tenure with the Society, he led the efforts in integrating financial, IT and data practices in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas to a single region, while ensuring new processes were communicated effectively. Previously to joining the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Jeff spent seven years as the CFO for organizations that serve children. 

About DePelchin Children’s Center
DePelchin Children’s Center is committed to meeting the needs of children as one of the largest providers of mental health, foster care and adoption services in Texas. Through its clinical expertise and special brand of caring, DePelchin turns lives around, providing a full continuum of care including psychiatric services, counseling, residential treatment, programs for at-risk youths, parent education, foster care and adoption. DePelchin is a not-for-profit organization and gratefully receives its support from individuals, foundations and corporations; government grants and fees; and United Way agencies.  Visit www.depelchin.org to learn more.



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