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Center for Enriched Living Renews Partnership with KEES to Find Next Chief Executive Officer

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KEES Executive Search Client Partner, Center for Enriched Living, seeks its next Chief Executive Officer following the exemplary leadership of the organization’s departing leader, Harriet Levy. 

Nonprofit and public sector executive search firm KEES has been retained to find the next Chief Executive Officer for Center for Enriched Living (CEL). CEL is a privately funded nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to make new friends, have fun, and acquire new skills for social inclusion and independent living. KEES Vice President, Laura Weinman, and Project Manager, Megan Taylor, will lead the search following the successful tenure and upcoming retirement of the organization’s current leader, Harriet Levy.

This partnership builds upon KEES’ previous history and relationship with Center for Enriched Living. “On behalf of the entire Board, I would like to thank Harriet for her vision and dedication during her tenure. We are committed to finding a world-class successor, and are grateful to have her continued leadership and guidance throughout this transition process,” said Sue Bersh, President, Center for Enriched Living Board of Directors. “Our search committee is thrilled to retain KEES as our search partner of choice and we look forward to working with the KEES on this important search.” 

As a premier executive search firm, KEES specializes in executive searches for top executive positions such as Chief Executive Officer, President, and Executive Director roles and has a successful history of placing accomplished nonprofit executives nationwide. This partnership builds upon KEES’ executive search history and expanding relationships with nonprofit organizations serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

“Congratulations to Harriet Levy as she takes this exciting next step, embarking on a well-deserved retirement,” states Laura Weinman. “It is an honor to renew our relationship with CEL during this exciting time in the organization’s history. We look forward to partnering with leadership during this leadership transition and furthering CEL’s important mission to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.” 

Confidential inquiries, candidate recommendations, and additional details concerning this upcoming Chief Executive Officer search may be addressed directly to Megan Taylor at


KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a nonprofit executive search firm that builds diverse teams and dynamic leaders in the nonprofit and public sectors. A woman owned and operated firm, KEES offers a full array of nonprofit consulting services, including executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR support. For more information, please visit


For 55 years, Center for Enriched Living (CEL) has enriched the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities by maximizing their opportunities for personal success, friendship, fun, employment, and community involvement. At CEL, members are empowered to realize their greatest potential, thrive within the community, and achieve their hopes and dreams. 

Supporting hundreds of members annually, CEL members come from a variety of settings – homes, schools, and area agencies where people live, work, and attend day programs. CEL has no geographic boundaries and members hail from 50 different Chicagoland communities. With members aged 13-80, CEL is open seven days a week for teens, adults, and seniors. Members can choose to participate in innovative and unique outcome-focused programs that cover a wide variety of interests and budgets, and represent social, recreational, educational, and employment opportunities. For more information, visit