Stocky Clark

Stocky Clark is the new Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of CT and Western Mass. He has a series of major tasks in front of him. First, he is starting a capital campaign to build a new Ronald McDonald House in New Haven opposite the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Second, he is merging three regional Ronald McDonald Houses and Charities into one organization serving all of CT and Western Mass.

Stocky brings years of in-depth experience as a senior executive in local and state governments and CEO of regional, national and international non-profits. He has also consulted with many organizations to help them move to the next level in fulfilling their mission.

Most recently, he was Deputy Commissioner of the Dutchess County, New York Department of Mental Hygiene. He was brought in to increase quality and productivity while also moving many of their services into the non-profit sector.

Prior to that, he was the CEO of the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps. Stocky lead implementation of the vision of founder Paul Newman to scale up to a global network of medical camps and programs for children with serious illnesses and life-threatening conditions. Results include:

  • Doubled the number of camps from 5-11 in 5 years.
  • Developed a Foundation to raise $57 million endowment for new camp development and member camp sustainability
  • Created and launched a branding and public awareness campaign, named by American Brands Council as America’s Best Brand, 2007.
  • Developed and implemented system of standards to ensure highest level of Program and Medical quality globally.
  • Developed leadership and management training to teach Best Practices.
  • Expanded services to include hospital outreach programs

Stocky was previously Acting President, CFO and COO of Outward Bound USA where he began the consolidation of the traditional wilderness education schools and the launch of the innovative public school reform program, Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound.

Stocky has over 15 years of senior management experience in the Public Sector as Assistant Commissioner of NY State Division of Housing and Community Renewal and Director of Program Initiatives for the NYS Office for the Aging. In addition, as Director of Residential Services for Catholic Charities, he developed a continuum of group homes and specialized foster homes under contracts with Social Services, Youth, Mental Health and Mental Retardation. As Executive Director of a regional psychiatric center for children in upstate New York, Stocky engineered the transition from an inpatient care facility to a continuum of community-based mental health services.

As a private sector entrepreneur, Stocky created Eldercare, a nationwide case management and referral program for the elderly used by many Fortune 50 Corporations. In his spare time, Stocky also owned and operated a retail water sports business and windsurfing school for 10 years.

Stocky is an energetic, enthusiastic, and articulate consultant and presenter. He provides strategic planning, executive coaching, outcome management, investor practices, merger planning, retreat facilitation, non-profit Board and staff leadership training and other management consulting services. His clients include a variety of State and Federal Government agencies and non-profits.