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Dr. Ed Knight, president and CEO of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services of Texas and Louisiana, will retire at the end of 2017. Dr. Knight has served PCHAS of Texas and Louisiana for 30 years and the past 20 years as president and CEO. For the past five years, he has also served as president of PCHAS of Missouri’s Board of Trustees.
In 2013, Dr. Knight led discussions resulting in the affiliation agreement established between PCHAS of Missouri and PCHAS of Texas and Louisiana. Throughout 2017, he has provided key leadership of board level discussions which will result in a full merger of the two agencies, effective January 1, 2018.
Recently, Dr. Knight was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Coalition of Residential Excellence (CORE). Throughout his long career, Knight has exemplified the PCHAS philosophy of care by ensuring that family-centered, strength-focused, and goal-driven services for children are the focus of all operations at PCHAS.
David Thompson, chief operating officer and legal counsel, who has served alongside Dr. Knight for the past 18 years, will succeed him as the agency’s new president and CEO.