PRESS RELEASE: The Children’s Study Announces New Executive Director



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: The Children’s Study Announces New Executive Director

Springfield, MA – The Children’s Study Home (CSH) is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. William A. Dávila as its new Executive Director. Dr. Dávila was selected after an extensive search by the Board of Directors and a national executive search firm, Egmont Associates.

Dr. Dávila brings 25 years of experience in nonprofit management and social services as a practitioner, manager, and senior-level administrator and executive, including his tenure as Deputy Executive Director of CSH, from 2006-2011.  He has extensive experience managing and overseeing residential programs, special education private schools, foster care, outpatient clinics, and various case management programs serving children and families.  Dr. Dávila also has experience working in CARF-accredited programs and was previously a Council on Accreditation (COA) volunteer reviewer, which CSH recently received full accreditation from.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Dávila decided to return to The Children’s Study Home, where he previously served as Deputy Executive Director, to now lead our agency. His extensive management experience along with unique knowledge of our agency and passion for our mission sets the stage for continued and greater success!” said Gordon Quinn, President of The Children’s Study Home Board of Directors.

Dr. Dávila is a Springfield native and resident and, in addition to his professional experience, has remained actively involved in the community over the years.  Currently he serves on the Boards of the Foodbank of Western Massachusetts, New England Public Media, and the Massachusetts Council on Gaming & Health. Dr. Dávila obtained his bachelor’s degree at UMass Amherst, his master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) at Boston College, and his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) at the University of Hartford.  He is also a licensed social worker in both MA (LICSW) and CT (LCSW).

“I am excited and proud to be coming back to lead an organization with so much history and such a storied legacy serving those in our community who are most vulnerable.  And, I’m eager get to work with such a talented and dedicated group of staff and Board Members,” said Dr. William Dávila.

About The Children’s Study Home

The Children’s Study Home, a 155-year old social services nonprofit, is dedicated to partnering with families by providing innovative and educational programs and services that strengthen children and families; empowering them to succeed at home, within the community, and throughout life.

The Children’s Study Home serves children, adolescents, and families with special needs throughout the Pioneer Valley, the Berkshires and Cape Cod areas. The children we serve are often struggling to cope with behavioral, psychiatric, and cognitive issues related to the experiences they have survived. Our staff assesses their needs and develops individualized service plans that foster recovery, growth, and wellness.

The Children’s Study Home is proud to serve children and families in partnership with the Department of Children and Families and various public school districts.  We are approved by the MA Departments of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Early Education and Care (DEEC), and accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).

Contact: Colleen Callan
The Children’s Study Home
Phone: 413.636.3085