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Family Service Association Hires New CEO


Dina Della Ducata
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Starting next month, the Family Service Association of Bucks County will have a new CEO.

Dina Della Ducata, a residents of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, will take on the role of overseeing day-to-day operations and the strategic direction of the nonprofit. Her role will be overseen by the Family Service Association of Bucks County’s board of directors.

Della Ducata has 25 years of experience and has a strong background in the behavioral health field. Currently, she is a senior executive at the nonprofit Citizens Acting Together Can Help Inc. in Philadelphia. In addition, she has served on numerous nonprofits, including St. Rita of Cascia National Shrine, Casa Farnese Housing for Seniors, Michaels Helping Hand, and Adelphia Lions Club’s Philadelphia Chapter. She is is also a member of the Forum of Executive Women.

The Family Service Association of Bucks County’s longtime leader, Audrey Tucker, passed away in February after a fight with cancer. Since that time, Interim CEO Marlene Piasecki has led the organization.

“I would like to acknowledge and thank Marlene Piasecki and the Family Service team for leading us through a challenging period in 2018 with the sudden loss of our longtime CEO and beloved leader and friend, Audrey Tucker,” said board President Joe Bondi.

Della Ducata begins her role at the Middletown-based nonprofit on December 10 and said she is “very fortunate to have the opportunity to lead this great organization.”

“While Family Service is a strong and stable organization, there are many hurdles we will face, as will all non-profits, including funding uncertainty, growing demand for services, increasing cost and complexity, new regulatory requirements and competition for the very best talent,” Della Ducata said. However, she believes that “Family Service, with its exceptional team and a diverse, fully engaged Board of Directors, is very well positioned to meet these challenges.”

Della Ducata has been  married for 10 years and earned her bachelor’s degree in political science at Seton Hall University and her master’s in health care and hospital administration at St. Joseph’s University. In addition, she has a human resources certification from Villanova University and has a professional in human resources designation from the Society for Human Resource Management.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001