SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, NEW YORK, Monday, October 12, 2021- East Coast nonprofit EIHAB Human Services has named Hamdy Elgindy as its new Executive Director, and Joshua Thomas has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of EIHAB New Jersey, effective immediately. Mr. Elgindy and Mr. Thomas led EIHAB as Interim Co-CEOs from October 2020 through July 2021, in addition to their roles as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, respectively.
As Executive Director of the human services agency, Mr. Elgindy will oversee operations at EIHAB’s New York and Pennsylvania offices, while Mr. Thomas will lead the agency at its Howell, New Jersey location. Together, both men will ensure the continuation of vital programs and services to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
With approximately 30 years of experience in the human services field, Mr. Elgindy brings extensive knowledge of finance, accounting, and compliance. While serving as EIHAB’s Chief Financial Officer, he successfully implemented and oversaw all fiscal activities to align with programmatic goals and compliance with government regulations. Mr. Elgindy was also responsible for overseeing audits, monitoring internal controls, managing agency budgets, and much more. Prior to joining EIHAB in 2011, Mr. Elgindy led a distinguished 17-year career at Unique People Services (UPS), rising up the ranks to become Chief Financial Officer of the Bronx nonprofit in 2008.
“After a thorough and lengthy search process, Mr. Elgindy was the unanimous choice among a pool of highly qualified candidates,” explains Mr. Abed Elkeshk, Chair of EIHAB’s Board of Directors. “His deep commitment to operational excellence, along with his outstanding fiscal experience and proven leadership skills, will drive EIHAB into the future as we meet our mission to help individuals achieve greater independence and personal growth.”
Mr. Elgindy said, “A heartfelt thank you to Mr. Elkeshk and EIHAB’s Board of Directors, and to our sensational staff, for their incredible support throughout my EIHAB career. I look forward to continued collaboration to help the agency excel in the delivery of high quality, compassionate care to the hundreds of individuals who call EIHAB home.”
In his new role as CEO of EIHAB New Jersey, Mr. Thomas brings nearly two decades of experience in Human Services. While serving as EIHAB’s Chief Operating Officer, he worked tirelessly overseeing operations at all three EIHAB locations to ensure every program functioned seamlessly, including exemplary Day Habilitation programs, Residential Services, and Family Support Services. His rich history with the agency includes prior leadership roles serving as Director of Residential Services, Director of Operations, and Vice President of EIHAB. Mr. Thomas’ extraordinary leadership has also been instrumental in the opening of many group homes, enabling EIHAB to expand its reach in the community while providing additional opportunities for individuals to thrive.
“Joshua’s proven track record has demonstrated his exceptional ability to lead EIHAB to new frontiers, enabling us to remain a first-rate human services agency,” said Tharwat Ahmed, President and Chair of EIHAB New Jersey’s Board of Directors. “He has continuously exemplified the core values of teamwork and integrity, and we’re delighted that he will be leading EIHAB New Jersey into our next exciting chapter.”
Commenting on his new position, Mr. Thomas said, “I’m very grateful to Mr. Ahmed and the EIHAB New Jersey Board of Directors for this wonderful opportunity. Many thanks to the entire EIHAB team for their unwavering support, as I remain dedicated to helping this organization achieve new heights and continued success.”
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About EIHAB Human Services
EIHAB Human Services is a multi-lingual, multicultural not-for-profit organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges. EIHAB Human Services began its mission in 1997, providing Case Management services to a population of ten before expanding into a multitude of quality of life enhancement services delivered to hundreds of individuals in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
EIHAB’s philosophy of care supports individual choice, meaningful treatment and restrictive use of psychotropic medications and other procedures. The agency’s team of direct support professionals, teachers, therapists, social workers, clinicians, and administrators uphold the highest standard of service delivery and a shared vision of exemplary, individual-centered practice.
More information about EIHAB Human Services can be found at www.eihab.org.