Children's Therapy Center, the state’s largest nonprofit pediatric therapy program, has announced Barry Gourley as its new CEO.

CTC which has locations in Kent, Tacoma and Burien, tapped Gourley as CEO after a national search. Gourley is a Tacoman who had previously been executive director of Family Service of Lincoln, a Nebraska nonprofit. Under his leadership, , the organization had been awarded with a nonprofit of the year recognition, and Gourley was honored with the Spirit of United Way Award.

 “We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” said Bryce Rassilyer, president of Children's Therapy Center’s Board of Directors and co-chair of the search committee. “Barry will bring leadership and strategic vision to Children's Therapy Center along with a deep commitment to our mission of serving children with special needs. He will be instrumental in CTC’s continued growth and role in our community, bringing our services to more children and families in need while continuing our high level of program excellence.”

“I am honored and excited to join the CTC team, where every day dedicated and talented professionals provide help and hope to children and families,” said Barry. “From its founding by visionary children's champions Sue Hudson, Nancy Hylton and Gay Lloyd Pinder, CTC has built a legacy of helping children reach milestones others thought were impossible. CTC believes in celebrating where a child is today, while working toward who they can be — a focus of my life's work and something that is

consistent with my own beliefs and values.”