New Catalyst President Explains Why He Chose Mansfield

  • 12/10/2018 4:22:11 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Since taking over in September, the new President and CEO of Catalyst Life Services, Harry Donahue, has taken time to reflect on his new position at the head of one of Mansfield's most influential service providers. On Monday, Donahue sat down with WMFD to talk about his role and why he chose Catalyst over other career choices.

"I'm happy to be part of such a wonderful organization," Donahue said. "Catalyst hit upon all the criteria that I was looking for in this next part of my career. One thing that I love about Catalyst is that we're so broad and diverse in that we have so many different programs. We service folks from the age of 2 to 102. There are so many people whose lives we change for the better, and that's a wonderful mission."

Donahue then talked about the importance of community and understanding in relation to the problems Catalyst helps people with day after day.

"It's so important as we look at addiction and mental illness to realize that people need a safe place to come and have someone provide good, safe services and programs," Donahue explained. "I think all the fine people that represent Catalyst can do that. I'd like to see us be the player that we are in Richland County, but also in surrounding counties. I think there are so many people that need our services and our programs, and I'd like to broaden our horizons to those other locations."

While Donahue has only held the position for several months, he feels that working at Catalyst is a perfect fit for both himself and for the organization itself.

"It's just so wonderful to have an organization like Catalyst..." Donahue said. "...to be able to be the leader of that organization."

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