October 4, 2017 – Barium Springs, N.C. – Children’s Hope Alliance, one of North Carolina’s largest and oldest child welfare agencies, announced today that President and CEO John Koppelmeyer has left the agency to pursue other interests, and longtime senior manager Celeste Dominguez has accepted the position as President and CEO of the agency.
“I’d like to thank John for his 16 years of service as President and CEO of Children’s Hope Alliance,” said Board Chairman Bill Wasulko. “I wish John the best in the future. I’m confident Celeste can lead our agency into the next chapter of our rich history.”
Like Koppelmeyer, Dominguez came to the agency in 2001. When both came to what was then called Barium Springs Home for Children, the agency served 174 children. Children’s Hope Alliance now operates in 14 different office locations across North Carolina and provided hope and healing to nearly 3,000 children and families last year.
“The future is bright for Children’s Hope Alliance,” said Dominguez. “Our mission has not changed. We will continue to provide the best care possible for hurting children and families across North Carolina.”