**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** July 2018
Contact: Jose Medellin | firstname.lastname@example.org | (646) 238-9133 mobile
GOODWILL® NYNJ NAMES THOMAS RENART
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, MISSION SERVICES
New York, NY – Goodwill® Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. is pleased to announce that Thomas Renart joined the agency as Executive Vice President, Mission Services, effective July 15, 2018. Mr. Renart was previously Chief Administrative Officer for YAI, and comes to Goodwill with 30 years of experience in the nonprofit administration sector and a proven track record in a variety of development initiatives and financial operations.
In his new position, Mr. Renart will oversee all programs of Goodwill NYNJ human services, called Mission Services in our social enterprise, which in 2017 served over 45,000 individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, persons with mental health challenges, and public assistance applicants and recipients. Goodwill NYNJ programs include an Integrated Health and Wellness Center to provide primary health care for adults with behavioral health issues, full-time and temporary job placements and for-life job coaching for individuals with disabilities, clubhouses and other supportive programs for people with psychiatric disabilities, and digital skills training for job-seekers wanting to succeed in the 21st century economy. In 2017, Goodwill NYNJ placed over 3,400 individuals in jobs, including 1,397 people with disabilities.
Katy Gaul-Stigge, Goodwill NYNJ President and CEO, says: “I am delighted that Tom has joined the team. He has vast experience to invest in innovative programs that better serve our communities, align with our mission, and have the resources to sustain their operations.”
During his distinguished career, Mr. Renart has held administrative responsibilities for all aspects of nonprofit program and financial operations. At YAI, he was responsible for strategic initiatives and served as CFO, CIO and Executive Director of Article 28 and Article 16 clinics. Prior to YAI, he was Vice President of Program Operations for Easter Seals New York and Connecticut, supervising over 700 staff in the two states.
Earlier, he served for eight years as Director of Finance for The Children’s Aid Society, an organization with an annual budget exceeding $115 million. Before that, he worked for 14 years at YAI, first as program administrator and then as financial administrator responsible for 85 ICF, IRA and CR residential facilities in New York and New Jersey, with annual budgets exceeding $95 million, and for a Certified Home Health Agency, with an annual budget exceeding $10 million. Prior to that, he worked at the Rockland County Mental Health Association and Greer-Woodycrest Children’s Services.
Mr. Renart earned graduate degrees in psychology from New York University and finance from Baruch College – Zicklin School of Business. For more than a decade, he has been an adjunct faculty member at the College of New Rochelle. He has presented at local, national and international conferences on financial operations and program services topics. He has served on a variety of agency and government councils and committees on issues ranging from housing to the rights of people with disabilities.
About Goodwill NYNJ
Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. (Goodwill NYNJ) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which operates 38 retail stores throughout the region powered by donations of clothing and household items. Goodwill translates those donations into workforce development services for people with disabilities and the unemployed. For over 103 years, the agency’s mission has been to empower individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work. Annually, Goodwill NYNJ provides services to thousands of New York City Metropolitan Area residents – in workforce development, services for individuals with disabilities and retail training leading to employment to build better lives for participants and their families. Learn more about Goodwill NYNJ at http://www.goodwillnynj.org; follow it on Twitter: @GoodwillNYNJ; and find it on Facebook or Instagram: GoodwillNYNJ.