GREENFIELD — The board of directors of LifePath named Gary Yuhas the new executive director of the 48-year-old organization, effective March 20. Yuhas held leadership roles at the Washington University Department of Pediatrics and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
“We are pleased we were able to recruit Gary,” said Mary Giannetti, president of the LifePath board. “Gary’s people, financial, and strategic-planning skills will be put to good use here. We expect his expertise to lead LifePath into the future we envision for our consumers, the agency, and our staff.”
Yuhas was responsible for all administrative aspects of his department’s operations. He improved, strengthened, and created new outreach capabilities and programs, while building and nurturing new community linkages and relationships — experiences that will be helpful for LifePath.
“I am impressed with the quality of the staff I’ve met. I look forward to meeting everyone and being a part of the team,” he said. “I am very fortunate to be asked to lead this wonderful organization. It’s obvious that LifePath has a deep commitment to its staff and consumers, and everyone is very proud of the work that LifePath does.”
Barbara Bodzin, LifePath’s retiring executive director, added that “Gary has proven he can adapt to rapidly changing environments. This skill will serve us well. His problem-solving skills, his passion to fulfill our mission, and his ability to engage with people will benefit our organization.”
After 19 years in increasingly responsible positions at LifePath, including executive director since 2018, Bodzin is retiring to spend more time with her family. She will be helping smooth the transition as Yuhas becomes the new executive director.