CANAAN, N.Y. — Carlton S. Mitchell has been named interim president and CEO of Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth. He succeeds Jim Dennis, who announced in late July that he planned to retire after 33 years of service with the agency.Mitchell will assume his new duties the week of Oct. 15. He will work with Dennis until the end of October.Mitchell has over 20 years of leadership, development and management experience in nonprofit and community organizations. He has previously served as interim executive director of The Correctional Association of New York, Inwood House, a child welfare agency; and with Discipleship Outreach Ministries-Turning Point and Family Services NY Inc. He currently sits on the board of the Father's Heart Ministries-NY.Berkshire Farm has initiated a nationwide search to identify a new president and CEO. Mitchell will serve in those positions on an interim basis until a permanent successor is appointed.Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth is one of New York's leading nonprofit child welfare agencies, serving over 8,500 children and their family members across New York state each year.
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