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Genesis Development announces coming retirement of Chief Exec. Officer Johnson

June 27, 2019
The Chronicle , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The Board of Directors for Genesis Development has announced after 40 years of service to the company, Terry L. Johnson will be retiring and stepping down as Chief Executive Officer effective at the close of business on Wednesday, July 31, by mutual agreement with Genesis' Board of Directors.

Among his duties, Genesis operates three group homes in Tama and Toledo and provides day habilitation and supported living in apartments and homes. Currently a total of 29 residents are served by Genesis.

The Tama County Care Facility north of Toledo had also leased and operated been operated by Genesis from 2009 until its closing in 2015.

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Terry Johnson
Stepping down after 40 years service

"It has been my pleasure to work for a dynamic organization which lives and practices its mission on a daily basis. Our premise is that every life matters. The years I have spent at Genesis have reinforced this time and time again," said Johnson. "I look forward to the future of Genesis Development and the progress they will make in the lives of people with disabilities."

Genesis Development's Board of Directors have begun a comprehensive search and evaluation process to select a permanent replacement for the role of Chief Executive Officer.

"Over the past 40 years, Terry has helped build Genesis Development into a leader in mental health services for the state of Iowa and we thank him for his many contributions.

"We are profoundly grateful for the visionary leadership Terry has provided to Genesis and to our industry, and we wish him well in his future endeavors," said Tim Heisterkamp, President of the Genesis Development Board of Directors.

"We are fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and capable leadership team already in place that can execute on our strategic initiatives while we identify the right individual to lead Genesis Development into a new era. As our industry continues to evolve and we look to the future, we are focused on aligning our resources and programs to best serve our members and are excited about the many opportunities ahead."



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