Today is a sad day for many in the TRU community. Michael McHale, TRU’s President and CEO since July 2017, is stepping down from his position at TRU to pursue the role of President and CEO for St. Paul’s Senior Services in San Diego. Michael began his healthcare administration career at St. Paul’s in 1999, and he sees this as a unique opportunity to return to St. Paul’s mission, bringing his career full circle. Michael stated, “I can honestly say that I would never consider leaving TRU if it wasn’t for the chance of a lifetime.”
In his time at TRU, Michael has been an inspiration and brought about tremendous growth. In partnership with the leadership team, he helped to nearly double the impact of our programs and the size of the staff and annual revenue. Michael played a crucial role in building TRU’s tele-care program, and he added Landmark Memory Care to TRU’s continuum of care. The leadership team, board, staff, volunteers, families, and supporters at TRU have helped to get us to a place where we are caring for nearly 1,000 people at a time in our community. This does not begin to capture our reach, which is expanded exponentially by our grief services. TRU is in a strong financial position, achieving stability and growth year-over-year since Michael’s arrival.
Scott Gresser, Chief Financial Officer for the past ten years, has been named interim President and CEO. Before joining TRU as a staff member, Scott served for five years on the board of directors. His loyalty and devotion to TRU span two decades, and he has been an integral part of our success and transformation. Prior to joining TRU, Scott served in leadership roles for 20 years in the publishing and broadcasting industries. “Scott and I have worked side by side for nearly five years, aligned in mission and vision, and working together with other leaders to develop a strategic plan to guide TRU in the coming years. I know the organization is in great hands,” said Michael.
“It is an honor to continue the important work of leading this organization and serving our community. Over the past several years, we have made tremendous strides to become who we are today, continuing to evolve over the past 46 years in an ever-changing healthcare industry. I am humbled by the opportunity to keep us moving forward, and I am proud every day to come to work at TRU,” said Scott.