Chimes Israel

Executive Leadership

Terence G. Blackwell, Jr., BCBA
President and Chief Executive OfficerTerence G. Blackwell

Mr. Blackwell joins the Chimes Family of Services as our President and Chief Executive Officer. He brings more than two decades of diverse leadership experience serving the needs of people with disabilities to his new role with Chimes. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Manhattan-based Services for the Underserved (SUS), providing services to people with intellectual disabilities, behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse issues as well as veterans’ services in a variety of coordinated and integrated care models

In addition to earning his M.S. in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania, including attendance at the Wharton School, Terence is a Licensed School Principal, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and Certified Addictions Specialist. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from Saint Peter’s University.

Mr. Blackwell’s career history has ranged from serving as a Direct Care Counselor for a large community-based residence to leading the development and operation of preschool programs for children with disabilities under the authority of the New York State Educational Department. He also launched his own consulting practice for not for profits and government-funded agencies and led program expansion and business development efforts for a large not for profit that provides job opportunities for people with barriers to independent employment.\

Jorge Zimmermann

Jorge Zimmermann

Mr. Jorge Zimmermann has been working with people with special needs and family consulting since 1989. Mr. Zimmermann has been the Executive Director at Chimes Israel since 2000. He holds a Masters Degree in educational consulting, and a Bachelors Degree in special education and theater studies.