Children’s Aid and Family Services Appoints New CEO

Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Board of Trustees of Children’s Aid and Family Services has announced the appointment of Jerrold B. Binney, Esq. as President and CEO, effective February 9, 2015. He will assume responsibility for managing all aspects of the agency’s operations.

Mr. Binney most recently served as Acting Administrator for the County of Bergen. Formerly, he was a partner in the Teaneck office of DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, LLP. where he specialized in public/private partnerships and governmental affairs. He has had an extensive career in public service, and has served as a Legislative Aide, NJ General Assembly; Assistant Director, Department of Human Services and as Chief of Staff for the County of Bergen.

Mr. Binney has served as a member of Children’s Aid and Family Services’ Board of Trustees for 12 years, and as Chair of its Government Relations Committee. He has significant experience in human services and transition management. “We are extremely pleased that Jerry is joining Children’s Aid and Family Services as President and CEO,” says Bruce Brady, Chair, agency Board of Trustees. “He has a thorough understanding of the organization and its partnership with government in serving the needs of the community. Jerry has a passion for the agency’s mission, and is dedicated to helping improve the lives of vulnerable children and families. I look forward to working alongside Jerry as we continue the important work of Children’s Aid and Family Services.”

Mr. Binney received his B.A. with honors in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University, and his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law. He also studied at the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has been a resident of New Jersey for over 33 years, and has been active in numerous nonprofits, including serving as a Trustee for the Northern New Jersey Gilda's Club Inc., and as pro bono counsel to the NJ211 Partnership.
Longtime President & CEO Bob Jones, Ph.D., is retiring from the agency after a nearly 30-year career. He will be available to assist in the transition process.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I thank Bob for his nearly 30 years of distinguished service to our organization and to the community,” says Mr. Brady. “His leadership, professional contributions and commitment to meeting the needs of vulnerable children and families act as a true measure of community service at its best.”