FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/4/21
CONTACT: Board Chair – Jill McClure, (402) 981-6282, Carla O’Donnell-Rizzo (402-397-5809)
OMAHA, NE – Completely KIDS is pleased to announce our new Chief Executive Officer, Carla O’Donnell-Rizzo. Carla brings with her more than 20 years of experience serving the nonprofit community at Completely KIDS and was selected following a months-long search.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Completely KIDS as the next CEO. Over the last 23 years I have worked with countless children and families, passionate staff members, dedicated volunteers, and community members to move our mission forward,” said O’Donnell-Rizzo. “I look forward to strengthening those relationships, advancing our mission and vision, and continuing to grow this organization.”
Most recently, O’Donnell-Rizzo has served as Completely KIDS’ Chief Operations Officer, leading the creation of strategic plans, annual goals and compliance with the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands Guidelines and Principles.
Board President Jill McClure said Carla has been an integral part of the Completely KIDS team, and the Board is thrilled to have her step into her new role. Carla holds a Master’s Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree with specializations in Psychology and Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She assumes the top post at Completely KIDS on Jan. 1, when the previously announced retirement of longtime CEO Penny Parker takes effect.
“Carla’s experience, knowledge and passion for serving the kids and families of Completely KIDS is truly inspiring, and the Board could not be more excited to partner with Carla as she leads the organization,” said McClure.
As CEO, Carla will oversee the organization’s operations, programs, fundraising and development while ensuring financial sustainability. Since 1920, Completely KIDS, headquartered at 2566 St. Mary’s Ave., has worked to help area youths and families overcome barriers to their success. Agency services expose young people to enriching opportunities and support parents in their journeys to move families forward. More information about Carla O’Donnell-Rizzo is available at Completely KIDS’ About Us page.