Wm. Patrick Nichols
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Location: Alexandria, VA
Pat Nichols has been for more than 25 years Interim CEO for nonprofits facing turnarounds and other strategic transitions. He recently led a behavioral health group, C4 Chicago (C4Chicago.org) through a major turnaround, in the midst of Covid. He previously led Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS.org) in restoring financial health, addressing a public relations crisis, a refugee crisis and collaborating with another agency to reunite the children separated from their parents at the US/Mexico border. Pat also led the start-up of a $500 million health research funder (PCORI.org) created by Congress and he led the turnaround of an 18-nation subsidiary (SafeKids.org) of a $1 billion hospital system. He also advises groups facing similar transitions. Pat has led organizations in poverty, human rights, environment, energy, etc.