WARSAW — Cardinal Services CEO Randy Hall has resigned his position.
Hall’s departure was announced late Friday afternoon and included news that the agency has turned to an outside source because of staffing shortages.
Hall had been with Cardinal for more than 30 years. No reason was given in the statement.
“It has been an honor to work at Cardinal Services for the last 32 years,” Hall said. “Although I am departing, my heart will always be with this organization and what it stands for.”
The Board of Directors and leadership team will work together to ensure that operations continue to run smoothly until a successor is chosen. Former CEO of 20 years, Jane Wear, will be stepping in as the interim CEO during the search.
Meanwhile, prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, Cardinal Services and their peer agencies faced a significant shortage of direct support employees. The pandemic only made matters worse, and over the last weeks, the situation has steadily deteriorated. Many direct support, essential staff at Cardinal Services have worked overtime, week after week, to support those they serve.
A statement released by Cardinal Services of Indiana reads, in part, “Unfortunately, it has become increasingly difficult to provide the quality services that our consumers need and deserve. Therefore, we have made an extremely difficult decision to seek alternative supports for some individuals. Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana has agreed to provide services to about 30 individuals at temporary accommodations in Fort Wayne until permanent arrangements can be made. Easterseals Arc is a leader in our industry, and we have every confidence that these consumers will receive excellent support.”
Cardinal Services remain committed to their mission of helping people to live lives full of dignity, growth and opportunity. Your continued dedication to the individuals they serve is essential to fulfilling that mission. If you have any questions, please contact Jane Wear at [email protected]