On October 1, 2016, Charles (“Chuck”) Tuttle, MSSA, became Cleveland Christian Home’s Chief Executive Officer.
Under Chuck’s direction, the agency will continue to be mission driven, providing a haven of hope and healing for children, youth and families struggling with mental illness, abuse and neglect. Chuck cites CCH’s reputation for quality services in his decision to serve as CEO. He strongly believes that CCH services are the top-rated in our community, and he is eager to deliver that message to our stakeholders and to the community-at-large. At the same time, he believes that collaborations and partnerships with other providers are valuable and essential to maximize the supports and treatment services that our clients need.
No stranger to CCH, Chuck served as Chief Operating Officer for nearly eight years from 2001-2008. “It’s good to be back,” said Chuck. “I‘m looking forward to reconnecting with staff I know and meeting new staff who were hired after I left.” He is passionate about making a difference in the lives of our children and families and appreciates that the “Home Team” shares his passion.
“Chuck’s knowledge, experience and commitment to children make him uniquely suited to lead Cleveland Christian Home at this time,” CCH President Patricia R. Frutig said. “Building on a strong foundation established over the last number of years, we know that we can do even more for our children and families with his leadership.”
Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the job, Chuck holds a Master of Science in Social Service Administration (M.S.S.A.) from Case Western Reserve University and is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC). Over the past 35 years, he has held both direct service and administrative positions.
After leaving CCH, Chuck served as the Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Advantage, a non-profit organization in Ravenna, Ohio that provides mental health and healthcare agency services to children and adolescents from birth to age 18 years and families. In that position, he established integrated care clinic and tele-therapeutic services and an Early Childhood Mental Health Program, which he will explore as possibilities for CCH expansion.
Chuck sits on a number of state and local social services committees and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Clinical Roundtable.
Apart from his professional life, Chuck has a number of interests that keep him busy. He and his wife, Carol, live on a “small farm” in Chardon with an assortment of four-legged friends, including a horse and several goats. They find time to enjoy outdoor activities, like nature hikes and kayaking. They also maintain close contact with their two grown daughters.