Easterseals NH named Tim Hartnett interim executive director of the Farnum Center. He will work closely with the current Farnum leadership team to ensure continued delivery of services and programs. Hartnett replaces outgoing COO Cheryl Wilkie, who led the center for 12 years.
"Although this is a leadership change, we are proud of the many critical services we provide. I have deep faith in the staff and in Tim to continue the outstanding work we do every day,” said Maureen Beauregard, president and CEO of Easterseals NH, of which the Farnum Center is a division.
The Farnum Center, a drug rehabilitation organization, has facilities in Manchester and Franklin and is the largest state treatment provider in New Hampshire, with 140 beds available for men and women.
"We are fortunate to have found someone with the resume and experience of Tim Hartnett, and we are confident he can continue to build and strengthen Farnum’s work in helping people find a path to recovery through detox, inpatient and outpatient services," said Beauregard.
Hartnett added, “The reputation of the Farnum team is well-known and I look forward to helping provide these treatment services to the greater New Hampshire community."
Hartnett has three decades of experience working closely with vulnerable and under-served populations in both NH and Oregon, according to a statement. Hartnett is the former director of the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for NH. He returns to the state after 17 years as executive director of CODA, Inc., one of Oregon's largest not-for-profit agencies serving patients with mental health challenges and substance use disorders.
Farnum Center features an array of services for clients, including partial hospitalization, a medical detoxification unit, medication-assisted treatment, intensive outpatient programs, transitional living, a stabilization unit, outpatient services, and inpatient residential services. Farnum was named the 2018 Business NH Magazine ’s Health Care Business of the Year and in 2016 received the NH Charitable Foundation’s Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award.