Koya is proud to have led the search for the new chief executive officer for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), the nation’s leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression and bipolar disorder. This search was led by Marissa Martin, Alison Ranney, and Chartise Clark.
Our work with the Search Committee resulted in Michael Pollock being named as the organization’s new CEO.
Pollock is currently Vice President, Workplace Strategies & Partner Engagement at the National Safety Council and has more than 20 years’ experience leading nonprofit organizations. The appointment is effective June 1, 2018.
In addition to a personal connection to the work and the mission of DBSA, Pollock also spent 14 years at United Way, mostly in metropolitan Chicago, where he was responsible for increasing corporate, individual, and major gifts, and was part of the leadership team instrumental in implementing the merger of separate organizations into one area United Way.
In addition, he previously was responsible for external affairs at Thresholds, a well-known Chicago organization that provides healthcare, housing, and support for people with mental health conditions and substance use disorders.
Pollock holds a BS in business administration and MS in organizational development from Bowling Green State University, in Bowling Green, Ohio.
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