William Garr CHE has been a visionary leader and consultant combining strong financial skills with knowledgeable strategic program and leadership development. He is a creative problem solver who has an ability to build consensus with disparate groups both as a CEO, and as a management consultant. His background blends a unique mixture of health care, housing, disabilities, education, substance abuse and mental health experiences into a leadership approach that emphasizes vision with accountability, strong infrastructure, team building, and improved communications among staff, clients and the community. He has consulted to over 100 private non-profit and public entities in 14 states in organizational and leadership development and transition, strategic planning, Board development and establishing innovative affiliations.
Currently, Bill Garr is the Executive Director of Lowell House, a human service agency in Lowell, MA. In addition to serving as the Special Education Administrator in Marlboro and North Andover and an executive director of the SNEC Educational Collaborative, Mr. Garr has also served as V.P. for Behavioral Health at Dimock Community Health Center, managed a consulting division of a major regional accounting firm, and was the CEO for Metrowest Mental Health, a subsidiary of MetroWest Medical Center. Most recently, he completed a major turnaround as the President/Chief Executive Officer of Newton Community Service Center, the premier child, youth and family agency in the Newton and Waltham Area. Bill has a Masters from Tufts University, and Advanced Certificate in Training Adult Learners from B.U. Bill is a Board Certified Healthcare Executive with the American College of Health Care Executives.