Dr. Eric A. Levine joined CooperRiis as president and CEO April 15th, 2019 with more than 30 years working in education and mental health and brings vast experience helping individuals affected by the challenges of mental illness and disabilities move toward healthy and fulfilling lives. Eric’s positive outlook impacts our residents, their families, and our staff affirmatively.
“I’m a believer in programs that maintain possibility and hope as core values. CooperRiis is a place where people come to heal and learn new skills to help them better manage the challenges they are experiencing to return to their lives. I’m excited to be collaborating with the highly skilled and motivated staff of professionals at CooperRiis as we work toward improving the lives of individuals impeded by mental challenges.”
Eric began his career as a special education teacher, later overseeing schools for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disabilities. In 2005, he founded Eric A. Levine and Associates, an educational consulting firm that helps children and their families in the Washington-Baltimore metro areas find appropriate services. For the past seven years, Eric was the Executive Director of ClearView Communities treatment program in Frederick, Maryland, for adults with serious and persistent mental illness.
Eric A. Levine earned a doctorate in Education Leadership (Ed.D.), an Ed.S. in Career Transition and Assessment, and a master’s degree in Special Education from George Washington University, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Community Integration Programs and the Frederick County (MD) Board of Education’s Strategic Special Education Work Group.