David Mullins has been appointed president/CEO of Crossroad Child & Family Services. He will assume his new duties Jan. 6. He will replace Randall J. Rider, who announced earlier this year that he planned to retire after nearly 41 years of service to the 137-year-old nonprofit.

Mullins has 20 years of experience working with child service organizations and at-risk youth, including 11 years as chief operating officer at Crossroad, 1825 Beacon St., Fort Wayne.

Mullins graduated summa cum laude from Ohio State University, earned his master’s degree in psychology from Bowling Green State University, where he is ABD (All But Dissertation) for his doctorate, and earned his MBA from the University of Northwestern Ohio.

He is also a consecrated diakonal minister through the Council on Health and Human Service Ministries and is an alumnus of Leadership Fort Wayne. He is a standing member of Our Children Our Future: the Allen County (Indiana) System of Care network and is an active committee member of the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy.

He will be the 13th administrator of the agency since it was founded in 1883. Crossroad treats children suffering from mental health challenges. It serves more than 500 children per year in residential and non-residential services.

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