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James Pritchett

The NRVCS (New River Valley Community Services) Board of Directors has named James Pritchett, LCSW, as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective March 1. Pritchett succeeds Interim Executive Director Rosemary Sullivan, who has retired after more than 30 years at NRVCS.

Pritchett has been employed by NRVCS since 2006, most recently serving as Director of the agency’s Crisis & Family Services Unit. He earned his undergraduate degree from Wingate University and a Masters of Social Work degree from Radford University. A resident of the New River Valley since 1999, Pritchett has vast professional experience in both direct service and program management in the public and private sector.

Aside from being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Pritchett is also a Certified Prevention Professional and holds a certification in Critical Incident Stress Management.

“I look forward to both the opportunities and challenges that will no doubt be associated with this position,” noted Pritchett. “I’m fortunate to have had the experience of being connected to our organization at various levels over the years, working directly in several different areas of our continuum of care. I think having that insight will ultimately help me make informed decisions that are in the best interest of our agency, our staff and the individuals we serve.”

“James brings a wealth of knowledge to the position and will be able to hit the ground running,” said Joe Young, NRVCS Board Chair. “Mr. Pritchett has also proven to be a leader that is connected to the community stakeholders and he is committed to our organization staying relevant and cutting-edge in an ever-changing profession.”

Pritchett and his wife, Julie, currently reside in Floyd County. Their adult daughter, Sarah, lives in Arizona.