Christina M. Gullo of Henrietta, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Rochester’s Catholic Family Center, will become president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Villa, a nonprofit children’s behavioral health agency based in Greece, on Nov. 1.
Gullo will replace the agency’s current president and CEO Roger Battaglia, who is retiring after 27 years.
Gullo got her start as a CFC social worker in 1994 and had occupied a variety of leadership positions with the agency before being named to her current role earlier this year. She helped to lead the agency’s strategic-planning team and helped it partner with the Monroe County Department of Human Services/Office of Children and Family Services to develop and implement a new therapeutic foster care program.
St. Joseph’s Villa was founded in 1942 and was formerly affiliated with the Sisters of St. Joseph. The agency works with more than 2,000 at-risk youths and families and has a $20-million budget. It offers children’s case-management services, residential programs, alternative education, group homes, independent living, and specialized residential programs for teen mothers and teens with chemical dependency, eating disorders and severe mental illness.