Northern Children’s Services Announces Leadership Changes

Contact: Elizabeth Kane, Chairman,, 267-256-1643        

January 16, 2014 – The Board of Trustees of Northern Children’s Services has announced that, after almost eight years of serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer, Tracey Lavallias has left this position and will be pursuing other opportunities.  Mr. Lavallias will also be leaving his position as Vice Chair of Tabor Northern Community Partners.

The Board has retained a search firm to identify Mr. Lavallias’s replacement and separately, is working to identify an Interim President and CEO, while the search for a permanent replacement is being conducted.  The Board will be in close communication with Northern’s senior staff members to help assure a smooth transition.

Northern Children’s Services is committed to its charitable mission of supporting the healthy development of children, while stabilizing their families to build stronger communities.  The transition will in no way affect the children, families and communities that Northern Children’s Services serves.


About Northern Children’s Services

Founded in 1853, Northern Children’s Services (formerly Northern Home for Children) is a comprehensive social service agency providing a continuum of behavioral health and child welfare services to children and families throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.  Through the provision of family, school and community-based programs and supports, Northern Children’s Services directly affects the lives of nearly 3,000 children a year. For more information about Northern Children’s Services, visit or call 215.482.1423.


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