Richard R. Buery, Jr. Named New President and CEO of The Children's Aid Society
NEW YORK, July 20, 2009 — The Board of Trustees of The Children's Aid Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard R. Buery, Jr. as the agency's new President and Chief Executive Officer. He will succeed C. Warren Moses, who will retire at the organization's annual meeting in October.
"Richard Buery is a talented leader and a man of incredible intellect, skill and creativity who understands the challenges that poor families in New York City face," said Angela Diaz, M.D., M.P.H., President of the Board of Trustees of The Children's Aid Society. "He has taken a social entrepreneurial approach to finding solutions for tough issues, and his emphases on accountability and on outcomes make him an excellent choice to lead The Children's Aid Society in this environment. He was the unanimous selection of the Board, and we are looking forward to working with him."
In addition, Diaz noted: "C. Warren Moses has dedicated his career to helping the neediest children in New York City overcome the disadvantages of poverty. During his 40-year tenure at The Children's Aid Society, he has created many noteworthy initiatives that have touched the lives of countless children and families. His impact on the agency has been significant and will be lasting."
About Richard R. Buery, Jr.
Buery, 37, is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Groundwork, Inc., a nonprofit organization established to create transformative change for families living in public housing in Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Buery has demonstrated his social commitment and innovative thinking since his days as an undergraduate student at Harvard College, where he co-founded the Mission Hill Summer Program, an enrichment program for children in the Mission Hill Housing Development in the Roxbury section of Boston.
"For over 150 years, The Children's Aid Society has been synonymous with innovation, effectiveness, and zealous advocacy on behalf of New York City's children," said Buery. "I am humbled by the opportunity to lead this institution, and look forward to working with Children's Aid's board, staff, and - most important - the families we serve. I am fortunate to be taking the reins when Children's Aid is in a position of relative strength. These are difficult times, but it is precisely during times like these that we must focus on what is most important - investing in the health, happiness, and well-being of our children."