Donald Barrick of Lloyd Harbor, NY has been chosen as the Chairman of the Board at Life’s WORC ( www.lifesworc.org
) a non-profit organization established 43 years ago, headquartered in Garden City, NY with an annual budget of about $43M.
Life's WORC provides services for some 1400 people and their families in the developmentally disabled community. With some 750 employees, Life's WORC operates a network of 36 group residences throughout Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, along with fourteen non-residential programs.
Life’s WORC was named 2012 “Agency of the Year” by the Self Advocacy Association of NY. The organization was also named a recipient of "The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award for 2012. This list is comprised of fifty organizations located in the U.S. and Canada. This is the third time Life's WORC has been recognized for its employee-centered workplace. In 2009, the organization was named to both the Crain's New York Business list of the "Best Places to Work in New York City," as well as the Society of Human Resource Management's list of "Best Companies to Work for in New York".
Mr. Barrick is the President & CEO of RMP Capital Corporation ( www.rmpcapital.com
) based in Islandia, NY, a national factoring company which handles more than $120M in annual transaction volume across the United States and Canada. RMP employs twenty people and specializes in providing small to mid-sized businesses, funding and risk management for public works contractors, financing and back office support for small factors, and purchase order financing importers and distributors.
Prior to RMP Capital, Mr. Barrick was the Chief Financial Officer of CTA Industries, manufacturer of insulation products for residential, commercial, and industrial uses. He managed three rounds of debt and equity financing totaling over $150M.
Previous to CTA, Mr. Barrick was a principal in Barrick and Barrick, Inc., a real estate financing brokerage specializing in placing commercial mortgages of $1M to $10M, and Small Business Administration loans up to $500,000.
Mr. Barrick graduated from Cornell University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Mr. Barrick and his wife, Nancy, are the parents of Emily, Christopher and Brandon.
Mr. Barrick has been this organization’s Vice Chairman for the past several years and became a member of this board about a decade ago.
On Mr. Barrick’s agenda as Board Chairman is this organization’s launch of The Family Center For Autism ( www.thefamilycenterforautism.org
) which is being established next door to Life’s WORC. The Family Center for Autism will be dedicated to providing specialized services to an estimated 700 autistic people and their families.