George Junior names new CEO
New York native Gressel to lead organization
By MONICA PRYTS Allied News Staff Writer
Jan 5, 2019
PINE TOWNSHIP – George Junior Republic has a new chief executive officer in place.
The board of directors announced on Wednesday that Nathan M. Gressel will lead the Pine Township school, replacing Richard Losasso, who has retired but will remain through February to help with the transition.
Gressel will also lead George Junior Republic in Indiana, George Junior Republic Realty, Preventative Aftercare Inc., Republic Risk Retention Group, and the parent company, George Junior Republic.
“I am looking forward to working with George Junior Republic’s team of professionals. Additionally, I am excited to look at new opportunities for the agency while carrying on the mission of the organization,” Gressel said in a news release.
George Junior Republic was established in 1909 and provides private residential treatment for court adjudicated, dependent, and delinquent at-risk male youth.
Gressel previously worked for Beacon Light Behavioral Health System in Bradford, Pa., for 10 years; some of that time was spent as the executive director.
At Beacon Light, he oversaw clinical service lines and all fiduciary responsibilities, including a $26 million operating budget and 600 staff members in 21 counties.
Gressel hails from Savona, N.Y., and has a bachelor of science degree in business management, a master’s degree in social work, and a graduate certificate in health care compliance.
He is currently working on a master of business administration degree at the Ohio University School of Business.
Gressel serves on committees, including the Erie County Community Care Behavioral Health Committee, the Warren County Children and Youth Judges Round Table, and the Western/Central/Eastern Office of Children Youth and Families/Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Residential Treatment Facility Workgroup.
Gressel enjoys spending time with his four children and wife, and working on home improvements, traveling abroad, and camping with his family.