Mosaic seeks new director after Reynolds' departure
By SCOTT AUST
Garden City's Mosaic branch is looking for a new executive director to replace Debbie Reynolds, who left the company for undisclosed reasons in October after 13 years in that position.
Neither Mosaic officials nor Reynolds would say why she is no longer with the company.
Reynolds, who has been business manager at Southwind Country Club since November, declined to talk about her reasons for leaving Mosaic.
"I'd rather not say anything right now," she said. "It was a mutual parting of the ways. Being such a visible face of Mosaic in the community, out of respect for them, I'd rather not say anything. I wish them well in their search for a new executive director."
According to its website, Mosaic began providing services in Garden City in January 1999 and serves 132 people with intellectual disabilities here. The company employs 117 in Garden City and provides community based residential, intermittent, day programs, host homes and children's services to people with intellectual disabilities.
As of Wednesday, Mosaic had not listed an executive director position on its website's current job openings, though those listings indicate the company is also looking to hire a business manager, human resources manager and associate director.
Mosaic officials had little comment about the job openings and would not discuss why the executive director position is open.
Tim Turner, resource development manager, referred questions to interim executive director David Jasper, who is based at Mosaic's office in Liberal but has been filling in a few days a week in Garden City for about the past six weeks.
When contacted, Jasper declined comment and referred calls to regional vice president Penny Massa.
Massa had no comment about Reynolds or any open positions at the Mosaic office in Garden City, but did confirm a search is underway for a new executive director.
"First of all, we can't give any information regarding personnel issues. It's Mosaic's policy. We wouldn't be talking about that. And the search for an executive director is just that — we're advertising for a new executive director," Massa said.
Massa said the national Mosaic office in Omaha, Neb., is taking care of advertising and recruitment for the job, but she said she does not know how long the process will take.
According to its Facebook page, Mosaic supports more than 3,700 people and employs more than 5,000 in 38 agencies serving 250 communities in 10 states.