A Change of Leadership after 21 Years
For 21 years, the Rev. Ernest Williams, known to all as Bud, has retired as CEO/Executive Director. A dinner honoring Bud, and highlighting his years of service to the organization was held recently at the University Club. Speakers included Suffragan Bishop Mary Glasspool of the Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese and John Cushman, co-chair of the Gooden Center Advisory Council. David Hochman, Advisory Council co-chair, was the emcee. The evening was closed with the traditional Serenity Prayer, led by Tom Bernard and Michael Horner, members of the Gooden Center board that hired Bud in 1992.
After a nine-month intensive search, the board secured a new CEO/Executive Director to lead the organization, M. David “Mick” Meagher, Esq. The Gooden Center looks forward to continued growth and service to the recovery community.