ACR Health Names New Acting Executive Director
ACR Health Names Marissa Rice as Acting Executive Director
Organization to Launch Search for New Executive Director in Early 2021
Syracuse, NY – Interim Deputy Director of ACR Health Marissa Rice has been named Acting Executive Director of the organization effective immediately. With her appointment, the Board of ACR Health will launch a search for a new Executive Director in early 2021.
The new Executive Director will succeed Wil Murtaugh.
“We thank Wil for his years of service to the organization and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Millicent Davis, Chair of ACR Health’s Board of Directors.
Rice has been with ACR Health for 19 years, overseeing Youth and Family Services for the last ten years. She has worked alongside her team to create innovative programs to support the health and development of young people. She has extensive experience in program administration and budget management.
Rice will serve as the Acting Executive Director until the search process is complete. “I look forward to leading the agency during this time of transition while continuing to provide high-quality services to our clients and community,” says Rice.
As the organization has grown in size and complexity and increased its scope of services, the Board will look to bring on a new leader to set the future strategic vision and direction for ACR Health.
ACR Health is a nonprofit health organization in Upstate New York that serves more than 16,000 individuals every year across nine counties. Founded in 1983, ACR Health has served the community for thirty-eight years. Originally called the AIDS Task Force of Central New York from 1983-1994, the agency changed its name in 1994 to AIDS Community Resources to better reflect its purpose. With continued growth and expansion of services beyond HIV/AIDS prevention and support, the organization again changed its name to ACR Health in 2013. The agency serves those not only with HIV/AIDS but also those with chronic illnesses; Q Centers for LGBTQGNC & QTBIPOC youth; comprehensive insurance navigation and advocacy; syringe exchange in Syracuse, Utica, and Watertown; and a medical clinic for those who use substances.