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New White's CEO takes lead

By the WPD staff

Ron Evans has officially taken the lead as chief executive officer of White’s Residential and Family Services following the retirement of longtime CEO Dee Gibson, who retired after 40 years with the organization.

Evans was appointed in the fall of 2017 after a national search for a new CEO, White’s said. The transition process started in 2012 when the White’s board created a planning committee to prepare for Gibson’s retirement.

“We’re so excited to have Ron and his wife, Jane, officially join the White’s team,” said Kelly Stouffer, chairman of the White’s board of trustees. “It has been a pleasure for the trustees to work alongside Ron and Dee throughout the transition period. Ron has an incredible heart for our mission and is dedicated to helping children and families in crisis.”

Before joining White’s, Evans was the head of school at Traders Point Christian Academy in Indianapolis and president of Lenawee Christian Ministries in Adrian, Mich. He was also the director of Michigan-based ministry The Lodge and road team director for Life Action Ministries, according to White’s.

“I am eager and humbled to begin working with such a dedicated staff who is so committed to serving children, teens and families,” Evans said in a prepared statement. “I love living on campus and seeing the ministry in action.”

Evans said he plans to lead a strategic planning process soon.