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Nonprofit Executive

Port St. Lucie, FL
March 25, 2021

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Rodney Battles


A passionate executive for making a difference and creating community impact while delivering impressive results in strategic planning, financial management, resource development, and community engagement. Vision and mission-driven and provides leadership with personal integrity, enthusiasm, and a strength-based value-driven philosophy. A continuous learner who values the development of meaningful relationships. A relationship builder and creative results-oriented management style with identifiable metrics of success in marketing, fundraising, grantsmanship, community engagement. The executive delivers value-added leadership from his diversified success in healthcare, behavioral health/substance use disorders, supportive housing, developmental disabilities, supported employment, and community mental health programs. A capacity builder with documented success in evidence-based programs, accreditation management, grant development, management, and creative fundraising approaches culminate in an attractive, successful leader with a diverse and unique skill set for success. Experience

Transitional CEO

Tykes & Teens

May 2020 - Present (11 months +)

Successful transitional leadership for a nonprofit organization focused on empowering children and families to prioritize mental health. Developed a comprehensive organizational review and implemented strategies to further the mission and increase sustainability. Creative approach to grant and fundraising development, management, and oversight that increased results. I designed dynamic processes to respond to an unprecedented pandemic while increasing fundraising/grants, building capacity, and reducing turnover. Increased sustainability and took the organization to new heights by creating a new leadership structure with measurable metrics.

- Created/Implemented Triple-Play Strategic Initiative

- Increased Sustainability

- Increased grant submission by $1.2 million Increased grants by $700,000

- Increased Program Capacity

- Decreased Turnover by 15% in a transitional year Former President

The AIM Center

Jan 2013 - May 2019 (6 years 5 months)

Created financial sustainability, successful fundraising, and award-winning evidence-based clinical programs through visionary leadership for a mission-focused and value-driven nonprofit organization, making a difference for the individuals served and impacting the community. The AIM Center is an accredited Clubhouse rehabilitation center dedicated to helping people with mental illnesses reclaim their lives. The evidence-based organization’s focus is the individual— teaching them to manage their condition across their living, working, learning, and social environments. Measurable Metrics of Success:

- Successful DOJ negotiation and settlement of $2.5 million lawsuits for $800,000 related to a period before accepting the leadership role

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- Successful completion of a DOJ five year Corporate Integrity Agreement

-Creative and ethical program designs increased billable services by 30%

- Awarded Tennessee IPS Supported Employment Champion for highest employment outcomes in the state of 68%

- Created a strength-based interview/retention process resulting in staff turnover reductions to less than half the national average of 40%


Fellowship Hall

1996 - Aug 2012 (16 years 8 months)

Historic results programmatically and financially for an evidence-based, accredited behavioral health and substance use disorder nonprofit through visionary leadership, strategic planning, and operations management. I built capacity while developing talent, designing innovative programs, and delivering creative solutions, and establishing fundraising, endowments, and resource development to fund the growth. Financial and budgeting success through collaboration management and team building. Successful creation of development/fundraising office and endowments for the organization. Measurable Metrics of Success:

-Led the growth of an organization from $4 million to $20 million over 16 years by expansion and construction of facilities, programs and campus through leading capital and annual campaigns as well as creative endowments for scholarships for services and managed care contract negotiations.

- Led a $5 million construction program including the addition of 20 inpatient beds, partial hospitalization, outpatient programs, and long-term care increasing staffing to 178 staff members.

- Facilitated the development of long-term addiction treatment programs for both higher and lower- income families

- Demonstrated abilities in “crisis management” after a facility fire resulting in $500,000 of damages, keeping the facility open, and completing restoration within 63 days

- Directed and facilitated accreditation management in multi-venues achieving JCAHO, CARF, and Clubhouse International Accreditations as well as multiple licensures in multiple locations Chief Executive Officer


Jan 1990 - Jan 1996 (6 years 1 month)

Organizational leadership and daily operations management in a nationally recognized alcohol and drug rehabilitation hospital. The emphasis in strategic planning, financial management, physician relations, marketing, managed care development, hospital network affiliations management, quality improvement, human resources management, and accreditation management.Development and implementation of marketing and strategic plans. Coordination of managed care negotiations and contracts. Development of hospital network affiliations, management of marketing, sales, public relations, advertising, admissions, and quality improvement facilitator. Education

Parker College of Business-Georgia Southern University Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

1990 - 1992

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The University of Alabama

Bachelor of Science, Healthcare Administration

1980 - 1982


Health/Health Care Administration/Management


Leadership • Management • Relationship Building • Strategic Planning • Grantsmanship • Fundraising • Community Engagement • Marketing • Business Acumen • Board of Directors Honors & Awards

Chairman of the Board - Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute Appointed by the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to serve as the Board Chair for the eastern region of Tennessee. Supported Employment Champion - Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

AIM Center was recognized as the Champion of Supported Employment utilizing Individual Placement and Support evidenced-based programming.

Forty Leaders Under Forty - Triad Business News of Greensboro North Carolina Honored by the Triad Business News as one of the Forty Leaders Under Forty for making a difference and impact in the Greensboro, North Carolina community. Businessman of the Year - Grant County Chamber of Commerce Recognized by the Chamber of Commerce fo Grant County Kentucky as the "Businessman of the Year" for outstanding leadership and community impact.

Outstanding Leadership - Behavioral Healthcare Management Magazine Recognized by the Behavioral Healthcare Management Magazine as one of the best managers in the country for making a difference in the field of substance abuse treatment. Rodney Battles - page 3

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