For Immediate Release
Denver, CO – After a long and thorough search, Seniors’ Resource Center (SRC) is pleased to announce the successor to long-time President & CEO John Zabawa. With more than 15 years of experience as a nonprofit CEO/Executive Director, SRC’s new President & CEO is Monica Roers.
After achieving her Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University, Roers has served in leading roles for several nonprofits around the country.
Roers brings over 20 years of leadership in direct service nonprofit organizations. She has served as a Vice President for United Way in New Orleans; President & CEO for The Center for Nonprofit Resources in New Orleans; CEO for the YWCA of Bergan County in New Jersey; the Division Director of Community Support Services for the Adams County Department of Human Services; and most recently, Roers was the Executive Director of Family Star Montessori in Denver.
In addition, Roers was an Affiliate Faculty Member at Regis University in Denver and she currently serves on two committees at St. Catherine University – Denver Alumnae Chapter.
“Monica has vision and has passion” says Board Chair Deborah Brackney. “And she has a clear view of how to lead our organization forward.”
SRC’s Board of Directors formed a CEO Search Committee earlier this year, comprised of board members and community leaders. The Board also engaged an executive performance expert to structure the executive search process and to assess the final candidates. All in all, this process took more than six months.
“John was SRC’s President & CEO for 27 years,” says Brackney. “It was crucial we get this right.”
“Our Board worked long and hard to make sure we got the best possible person to lead this organization forward,” says John Zabawa. “I was able to spend considerable time with the final candidates and I feel very confident that we have selected the right person.”
Roers begins as SRC’s new President & CEO on July 11. Zabawa’s official last day is August 31 and he will continue to support and remain active with SRC in as-yet-to-be defined capacities.