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Community Systems, Inc. Names James Campbell as Exec. Dir.
James Campbell
James Campbell

January 13, 2022 — Community Systems, Inc.-Massachusetts, a nonprofit in Plymouth that provides direct support services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Plymouth County and across Cape Cod, last week announced it appointed James Campbell as executive director.

Campbell succeeds Maria Campbell, to whom he is not related, who stepped down as executive director of Community Systems, Inc. (CSI) in October after serving three years in the post. Guri Davis, chief operating officer of CSI, has been serving as interim executive director since October.

“I am excited to have James joining the CSI MA Leadership Team,” said Janet Butler, chief executive officer of Community Systems, Inc., which operates similar operations in Connecticut, Delaware, and Virginia. “His many gifts will help CSI and our community to provide the best supports, grow leaders to influence change and to actualize our mission to help persons with disabilities to find happiness. James will help CSI to continue to excel as it moves forward in it journey.”

Campbell joined CCI in 2014 as executive director of CSI Virginia. Prior to that, he was a program director with Easter Seals in North Carolina and Virginia.

Campbell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Fayetteville State University, a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction from North Carolina State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in global leadership and organizational management from Indiana Institute of Technology. His doctorate dissertation examined the link between lived experiences and leadership style.

“I’m thrilled to have the chance to support and guide CSI-MA in discovering new possibilities” Campbell said. “Through people-centered leadership principles, our employees will be empowered to exceed the expectations of the people we support, their families, and our community stakeholders.”

CSI-Massachusetts, established in 1988, offers residential, supported employment, and individualized community activity supports on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services and the Massachusetts Commission of the Blind.

CSI-Massachusetts has adapted several residential models. Persons live in small group residences, shared living, and supported living, the latter receiving less than 24 hour supports. It also provides case management supports to children living with their families, as well as adults living with and without their families. Among those receiving supports are persons with deaf/blindness, Prader Willi Syndrome, and persons with multiple physical disabilities.

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