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St. Luke’s executive to lead Lenape Valley Foundation


Lenape Valley Foundation has tapped David Herold as its new chief executive officer, the Doylestown-based behavioral and mental health services nonprofit recently announced.

Herold has spent the last eight years working in business development for St. Luke’s University Health Network. Since 2020 he has been its assistant vice president of business development and strategy.

At Lenape Valley Foundation, he will take over the position held by Sharon Curran, who is retiring after more than two decades leading the organization.

“I am proud to join the team at Lenape Valley Foundation as we continue to devise creative solutions and partnerships to meet the needs of those we serve and help make our communities stronger and healthier,” said Herold, in a statement.

A Bucks County native, Herold brings more than 25 years of experience in behavioral health and social services to his new role, which he’ll begin June 3, the foundation said.

While at St. Luke’s, he spearheaded efforts to gain a $4 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grant supported the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic model at Penn Foundation, according to LVF.

Rob Hutchinson, president of the foundation’s board, said he was happy to welcome Herold to Lenape Valley Foundation.

“Under his leadership, we know our organization will continue to thrive as we develop innovative new ways to improve behavioral health care in Bucks County for everyone,” said Hutchinson.

Earlier this month, Lenape Valley Foundation broke ground on the Bright Path Center, a multi-million dollar crisis stabilization facility being built adjacent to the foundation.

The new CEO has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Messiah University and a MBA from Lehigh University. Herold lives in Perkiomenville, in Montgomery County.

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