(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – After 41 years, David A. Losinno, visionary founder and leader of the dynamic nonprofit organization, SPIN, Inc. (Special People In Northeast, Inc.) is stepping down from the CEO position effective January 31, 2011. Mr. Losinno, who wrote the agency’s succession plan many years ago to prepare for an orderly and seamless transfer of leadership for his beloved organization, is living out his plan. Mr. Losinno will stay on as CEO Emeritus through his retirement date of June 30, 2011. He will remain in the voluntary position of Corporate Board President through December 31. 2011. SPIN’s current Chief Program Officer, Kathleen Brown McHale, whom Mr. Losinno has mentored, will become the agency’s new CEO, only the second in its organizational life.
Under Mr. Losinno’s leadership, SPIN, became a premier human service organization, recognized nationally and internationally for advancements in services to children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities and for its investment in workforce development practices. Mr. Losinno began SPIN by making the dream a reality for of a group of parents who sought a summer day program for their children who were excluded from local summer camps due to their children’s disability. From that point on he began investing in his and others’ dreams for a brighter future for children and adults with disability and he created loyal followers, believers and beneficiaries.