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Thacker named executive director at New Life Treatment Center

WOODSTOCK -- Cheryl Thacker has been selected as the executive director by the board of directors of the New Life Treatment Center (NLTC) at its June 15 meeting. Thacker was chosen from a pool of candidates in a multi-state search conducted by th...

WOODSTOCK -- Cheryl Thacker has been selected as the executive director by the board of directors of the New Life Treatment Center (NLTC) at its June 15 meeting.  Thacker was chosen from a pool of candidates in a multi-state search conducted by the board.

 

“Cheryl is a tested and experienced communicator,who excels at problem solving,” said Duane Bonnema, the NLTC  board’s president. “Cheryl has been our acting administrator since the beginning of the year and has repeatedly demonstrated to both the staff and board of directors her abilities to lead and inspire the New Life Treatment Center organization. Cheryl is the right person to build on NLTC’s core values,  strengths and principles to successfully lead the organization to the next level of high quality treatment and care for our clients and their families.”

“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to lead New Life Treatment Center and look forward to working with the dedicated, caring staff in continuing the long-standing tradition of excellent service to our clients on their journey to a New Life of recovery,” Tacker said. “New Life Treatment Center has built a strong reputation for excellence in helping our clients find freedom and change in their lives, in a joy-filled, Christ-centered environment. I am delighted to work with the team to build on those achievements.”

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Thacker joined the board of directors in 2014, and has recently served in the acting leadership role for the Center.  Prior to that, she has held positions as a director at Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministry in Georgia, and Family Services in South Dakota.  She was also involved in health care in Platte, S.D.  Thacker has experience in public relations, fund development, and engaging the public and alumni through her work with the University of Sioux Falls, KELO Television and Radio in Sioux Falls, S.D., and KLQL/KQAD Radio in Luverne.

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