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EnergyCare announced today that long time Executive Director, Dennis Kelley, will retire in May. Kelley’s decision to retire marks the end of a remarkable career with EnergyCare that has lasted nearly three decades.

“Dennis has been a very strong leader and a close friend,” said Ed Cronin, chairman of the board. “He picked up EnergyCare after his sister’s tragic death and nurtured the organization. The board is grateful for his innumerable contributions to our organization and community that distinguished his tenure as Executive Director.”

“I’ve been privileged to lead an organization that makes a major difference for so many needy people,” Kelley said. “After almost 30 years with EnergyCare, I’m ready to pass on the helm to someone new.”

Dennis will be succeeded by Tim O’Dea, former Executive Director of LIFT – Missouri. Tim brings more than 20 years experience in non-profit management to EnergyCare. “EngeryCare has a great tradition and reputation and serves a much-needed niche in St. Louis.” O’Dea said, “I am honored to join EnergyCare and look forward to working with the board, staff, volunteers and supporters to provide essential services to people in our community most in need.”

About EnergyCare

EnergyCare is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1983 by the late Sr. Patricia Kelley, CCVI. EnergyCare is dedicated to protecting low-income elderly, homebound, chronically ill or disabled St. Louisans and families with very young children from the extremes of summer heat and winter cold. EnergyCare provides energy-related services to over 15,000 individuals in St. Louis City and County annually.