Robin McGrath named interim CEO at Silver Key
Silver Key Senior Services has hired an interim CEO and president. Robin McGrath, previously CEO of Pikes Peak Hospice, started work this week.
In an interview, she said she had volunteered with Silver Key 15 years ago, was pleased to have the opportunity to work with “a great organization” and would stay “as long as it takes” for the volunteer board of the Westside-based nonprofit to find a permanent leader.
McGrath added in a prepared statement, “Silver Key Senior Services is a Colorado Springs institution with a wonderful team of talented staff, board and volunteers, all committed to providing quality services to our seniors. I am so proud to be a part of Silver Key as it celebrates 40 years of partnering with the Pikes Peak community providing services seniors need so they can live the lives they want.”
Howard Black, chair of the Silver Key board, said it has set no exact timetable for hiring a permanent CEO, but “we are moving forward, and have received a plethora of resumes.”
The geographical parameters are fairly flexible as well. “We're really going to be focusing on the region,” he said. “That's not to say we wouldn't accept somebody from outside the area. But we want somebody who's connected to our community.”
In the meantime, Black said, “We are extremely fortunate to have Robin guide us through this transition.”
Black had served as what he called the “interim to the interim” after former CEO David Shaffer resigned without advance notice Feb. 14.
McGrath has held board positions with several nonprofit organizations in the community, including Peak Vista Community Health Centers, Goodwill Industries, National Charity League and the Junior League of Colorado Springs, a Silver Key press release states.
Another recent hire is Barbara Colclough, who became the Silver Key CFO eight weeks ago. According to Black, she had previously worked in banking, with developer Steve Shuck's nonprofit foundation and with the nonprofit Space Foundation at District 20's Challenger Middle School.
Westside Pioneer/press release