In a press release recently issued by Columbia Community Mental Health (CCMH) spokeswoman Janine Salisbury, the nonprofit announced the unexpected early retirement of their executive director of 11 years, Roland Migchielsen.
“The Board of Directors for Columbia Community Mental Health officially announces that Roland Migchielsen, Executive Director, has retired from the organization. Mr. Migchielsen gave notice to the Board last May that he intended to retire in December, 2018,” the release said. “At that time, the Board began actively recruiting for a new Executive Director. The process of hiring a replacement for the position is nearly complete.”
“The entire Board would like to thank Roland for his tireless years of leading CCMH as Executive Director. We wish him well in his retirement,” President of the Board, Mary Mitchell said. “He has been an integral part of the organization’s growth over the last decade.”
The board said they are committed to ensuring the success of the organization both now and into the future, and are, “optimistic that the new Executive Director will lead the organization and its staff with the same enthusiasm and commitment which has been seen from all of the organization’s Executive Directors since it began in 1975.”
Migchielsen said he did not wish to comment as he is still in the reviewing phase following the announcement.