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Marsha L. Currant, M.S.W.

Marsha L. Currant, M.S.W.

Marsha L. Currant, M.S.W, Joins The Starting Place as CEO

The Starting Place Board of Directors has named Marsha L. Currant, M.S.W., as the new CEO for the 501(c)3 organization. A well-respected leader in Broward County, Currant brings more than 30 years of effective nonprofit and public service leadership to The Starting Place.

Currant joins The Starting Place after having served for 18 years at the Susan B. Anthony Center as the founding CEO. In that position, Currant designed, implemented and oversaw the operation of a transitional housing and counseling program for women recovering from substance addiction and their children. Currant will carry on her life’s work at The Starting Place by continuing to help improve the lives of children and families.

Currant is an active South Florida leader, where she currently is the chair of Community Solutions (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Providers) and on the Substance Abuse Advisory Board for Broward County. She also is an active member of the Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association. A recipient of many prestigious awards, Currant received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Florida International University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from University of Florida, where she also completed Master’s level work in Public Administration.

Board of directors

Dr. Tammy Tucker, Chair
Memorial Healthcare System

Mr. Ray Berry
Health Business Solutions

Mr. John Daly
Reliance Supply Company

Mr. Paul Daly

Ms. Debbie Ehrlich

Ms. Cheryl Rawson
Marcum, LP

Mr. Neal A. McGarry,
Florida Certification Board, Inc.

Ms. Beth Tansey
Hartford Insurance

Chrysalis-Health-LogoChrysalis Health Strengthens Starting Place

The Starting Place is excited to announce it has entered into an agreement with Chrysalis Health to provide administrative management and clinical oversight. While the longstanding mission and vision of the Starting Place will continue, the relationship with Chrysalis Health will serve to strengthen our reach and impact into the community.

Over the past 43 years, The Starting Place has developed a rich tradition as one of the leading providers of substance abuse and mental health services in the community. We have helped generations of our neighbors through some of their most difficult moments resulting in meaningful and productive lives. Our commitment to our community and those we serve will continue to be steadfast and resolute. Today, the landscape of health care is changing rapidly around us. Agencies are reinventing themselves to meet the growing challenges of providing efficient, cost effective services while maintaining the quality care consumers have grown to expect. The Starting Place envisions our business relationship with Chrysalis Health as an opportunity to expand and strengthen our reach, while streamlining costs and processes and implementing administrative and management efficiencies. Working together will provide both agencies with access to a larger continuum of services, enhanced resources, shared expertise and more diversified funding to better serve clients. While Chrysalis Health will support the administrative management and clinical oversight of the agency, our leadership will remain intact with our current CEO and Board of Directors.

The Starting Place looks forward to building on our long tradition of providing our community with reliable, quality substance abuse and mental health services. We welcome Chrysalis Health with the confidence of a stronger, better tomorrow.