SARASOTA, Fla. — Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers, recently selected Dr. Sara Grivetti as its new chief executive officer.
With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Grivetti has a demonstrated record of success in the field of neurological disorders, rehabilitation and independent living for seniors and working with disabled individuals. She also has extensive experience in developing outcome-focused relationships with staff and board members that has led to overall improved support, services and systems.
In her new role, Dr. Grivetti will be responsible for the overall administration and management of Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, including development, programs, earned income brands and business operations. She will also focus on fundraising efforts, operational management and personnel management, among other responsibilities.
“We are very excited to have Sara join our team at Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s,” said Ron Beck, board chairman. “Sara’s dedication for serving youth, adults and seniors with disabilities is truly inspiring. More importantly, her personal and professional experience of working with an array of issues related to disabilities and chronic health conditions made her our top contender.”
Most recently, Dr. Grivetti acted as the director of the Bureau of Long-Term Services and Supports at the State of Michigan, where she led the bureau in strategic implementation of Michigan’s Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports. Throughout her career, she has held numerous director and leadership positions within the independent living and adults with disabilities sector.
Talent acquisition company MBJ Group led the foundation’s search for the role. The foundation’s former chief executive officer, Robyn Faucy-Washington, resigned earlier this year to pursue another opportunity.
“It is truly an honor to be serving as the new CEO of Neuro Challenge Foundation,” said Dr. Grivetti. “My personal connection to Parkinson’s makes this position more than a job, it is a passion to be able to serve the Parkinson’s community in Sarasota and beyond.”
Dr. Grivetti holds her doctorate degree in rehabilitation counseling education from Michigan State University, as well as a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling. She is also a certified rehabilitation counselor.
About Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s accomplishes its mission by providing individualized care advising and monthly virtual and community-based education, therapeutic and support programs in Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas, Highlands, Marion and Charlotte counties. Thanks to the generosity of donors, sponsors and community partners, all Neuro Challenge services and programs are offered at no cost to the Parkinson’s community. For more information, visit www.NeuroChallenge.org.
About MBJ Group
Founded in 2000 by Mary Beth and Jim Bos, MBJ Group is a talent acquisition company. The husband-and-wife team has over 60 years of combined experience paired with the creativity, human capital and strategic resources to get the optimal performance from an organization. The premier provider’s services include employee, group and individual talent acquisition solutions, job placement, staff development and strategic services, executive recruitment and onboarding and transitioning services. For more information, visit www.MBJGroup.com.