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Hillside Family of Agencies announces changes to executive-leadership team

Paul Perrotto

Paul Perrotto, CFO of Hillside Family of Agencies, plans to retire and leave the organization June 30.

Perrotto is concluding 21 years with HFA and a prior 24 years in financial leadership positions in the health-care field, Hillside said in a news release. He also currently serves as Hillside’s strategic-development officer. The organization has started a search for his successor.

Perrotto earned his MBA degree from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, according to his LinkedIn page.

Changing roles

Augustin Melendez

Augustin Melendez, a member of Hillside’s leadership team since 2013, will transition from his role as president of Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) to serving as Hillside’s chief human resources and organizational development (HROD) officer.

Melendez, who previously was a human-resources executive at Eastman Kodak Company and Paychex, has been serving as interim chief HROD Officer since last fall. He will continue to oversee HW-SC operations until a successor is named.

About Hillside

Founded in 1837, Hillside Family of Agencies is “one of the oldest family and youth nonprofit human-services organizations in the United States,” according to its release.

The organization provides child welfare, mental and physical health, youth development, juvenile justice, special education, and developmental-disabilities services across Central and Western New York; Prince George’s County, Maryland; and Washington, D.C. Hillside served nearly 14,000 youth and families in 2017.

Hillside Family of Agencies includes Hillside Children’s Center; Stillwater Children’s Center in Greene in Chenango County; Snell Farm Children’s Center in Bath in Steuben County; Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection; and Hillside Children’s Foundation.

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