Announcing the Retirement of Chris Kosseff

September 1, 2015

To the RBHS Community:

Chris began in 1980 as a senior rehabilitation counselor with the organization that would become the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. With the past few years at RBHS, he has now been with the organization for a total of 35 years.

Chris has headed UBHC since 1997. Under his leadership, UBHC has become one of the largest providers of behavioral health care in the country, expanding to correctional health care with the founding of University Correctional Health Care, and providing a wide variety of peer counseling services including veterans, enlisted members of the armed forces, police officers, and mothers of special needs children.

In addition, for several years prior to the 2013 merger, Chris served as senior vice president for administration at UMDNJ, managing Human Resources, Facilities Planning and Construction, Physical Plant, Emergency Management and Occupational Health and Safety, and Workplace Diversity.

Chris has been a major asset to RBHS and while we are saddened to see him leave, we wish him the best in his retirement.

We have already begun planning for the succession of UBHC leadership and will be naming a search committee to lead this process in the very near future. We will be conducting a national search, assisted by a national search firm, in order to identify the very best person for the position.

Sincerely,
Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH
Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences