Child and Family Services appoints new CEO, to take lead in 2014


Borja Alvarez deToledo 0976Manchester, NH…Child and Family Services of NH appoints Borja Alvarez de Toledo as its next president/CEO.   Alvarez de Toledo will succeed long-time president/CEO, Mike Ostrowski, who retires at the end of this year.

Alvarez de Toledo will join CFS with 24 years of experience in the field of human services, most recently as the director of Child and Family Services at Riverside Community Care of Dedham, Massachusetts.   There, he oversaw a division with a budget of $17 million and more than 300 employees.  The organization’s mission and array of programs and services are closely aligned with those of CFSNH and include school and home based services, adoption, mental health counseling and therapy, child abuse prevention and treatment, special education and early childhood development programs.
Prior to his work at Riverside, Alvarez de Toledo was the chief operating officer of The Guidance Center in Cambridge, MA, where he also served as director of a number of family and mental health services.

In the 90s, Alvarez de Toledo lived in Madrid, Spain, where he taught graduate level courses in family therapy as an adjunct faculty member of Universidad Pontificia de Comillas.
Alvarez de Toledo holds a Master of Education degree from Boston University, a Graduate Certificate of Business from the University of Massachusetts, and a B.A. in Clinical Psychology from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas.
After a three month, nationwide search, Alvarez de Toledo was chosen from over 70 applicants from around the country.  He has been awarded the position not only for his related roles, but for his proven track record as a strategic thinker with business acumen, his collaborative approach to leadership, and his keen interest in the art and science of philanthropy.
"I am both excited and honored to have been asked to serve as president/CEO of Child and Family Services of New Hampshire,” says Alvarez de Toledo. “I am looking forward to partnering with CFS staff, management team, board and community partners to continue the agency’s long history of providing quality services and advocacy on behalf of children and families."

"This is a very important time for Child and Family Services,” says chair of the CFS board of trustees, Marilyn Mahoney.  “As it is a challenging time in our social history, with so many changes happening at the local, state, and national level that profoundly affect agencies like ours, I am very pleased that we have found such a skilled and experienced individual as Borja Alvarez de Toledo to serve as our new president and chief executive officer.  He brings the intelligence, sensitivity, creativity, and energy that will launch us into a new era of continued growth.”  

As he winds down his nearly 28 year history as president/CEO of Child and Family Services, and having been an integral part of the search for his successor, Mike Ostrowski says, “It’s a great relief to pass the torch to Borja Alvarez de Toledo, and to know that this agency’s mission and highly complex practice are in very capable hands.”  
To ensure a smooth transition for the agency, Alvarez de Toledo will work with Ostrowski during the last several weeks of 2013.