Longtime Nonprofit Executive Joins Coleman Professional Services Executive Team

Oct 22, 2020 | Careers, Giving & Philanthropy, Mental Health, News

KENT, OH, October 20, 2020 – Coleman Professional Services welcomes Steve Bossart as the organization’s first Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. Steve brings 30 years of professional experience with the most recent 14 years in the healthcare and behavioral health industries.

“We are thrilled to have Steve join our executive team,” Nelson Burns, president and CEO, said. “His experience in building relationships throughout Northeast Ohio will be invaluable as we expand the reach and impact Coleman has throughout the state.”

Nelson Burns

President and CEO

Steve earned a degree in Public Relations from Kent State University and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He leads a team that includes regional development and marketing executives and grant writing staff. He is also charged with exploring avenues to expand the Coleman business throughout the state.

“I joined Coleman for two reasons – mission and culture,” states Bossart. “Coleman’s mission is to improve the lives of the people we serve, regardless of their ability to pay. That mission is pursued by the best people in the industry. It is a culture that cares deeply for its clients and employees.”

Coleman Professional Services was founded in Kent, Ohio in 1978. It offers comprehensive behavioral health, residential, employment, and supportive services. The organization’s commitment to transparency and sound operational practices has led Coleman to expansion in nine Ohio counties, while serving thousands of clients in dozens more. Coleman Professional Services has grown to nearly 900 employees and has an annual budget of more than $60 million.

Coleman Professional Services is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and has earned the Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.

It is the mission of Coleman Professional Services to:

  • Foster recovery through services such as crisis stabilization, counseling, psychiatry and case management through clinical services.
  • Build independence with supportive residential services or permanent housing placement through residential services.
  • Change destinies by helping clients secure employment that matches their abilities through employment services.
  • Transform lives with programs that support people of all ages and their caregivers through life’s toughest times through supportive services.

For more information, visit ColemanServices.org.