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Leadership

Meet our team

New Story believes a strong community can create a positive impact on children and young adults’ lives. Our Executive Team works daily to expand our reach and strengthen the communities we serve.

  • Jon Bicknell, CFO, smiles at the camera

    Jonathan Bicknell

    CEO

    Jon Bicknell, CFO, smiles at the camera

    Jonathan Bicknell is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for New Story. He joined the company in 2021 as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and his experience spans 25+ years across consulting, financial and healthcare sectors. He brings a deep bench of expertise to the company having spent the last decade working with private equity owned portfolio companies and as part of executive management teams. Most notably, he was the CFO of Versant Health Inc., a billion-dollar vision insurance company, served as CFO for inVentiv Health (now Syneos Health), and as an Assurance Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and a graduate degree and an MBA from Northeastern University. Jon is focused on the company's operational agility and ensuring New Story helps children and young adult with serious and complex challenges live a good life.

    "Our New Story Schools model has proven results and our teachers, clinicians, therapists, and support teams are among the industry’s best. I am proud of the work we do every day on behalf of children, young adults and their families and I’m committed to growing our business so that we can positivity impact the lives of even more children and young adults.”

    Jonathan Bicknell

    CEO

  • Paul Volosov, company president, smiles at the camera

    Paul Volosov

    Founder, Chairman

    Paul Volosov, company president, smiles at the camera

    Paul Volosov, Ph.D., founded New Story Schools in 1997 to help children with serious and complex challenges live high-quality lives. Paul received his master’s degree in human development from the University of Maryland in 1972 and his Ph.D. in school psychology from Temple University in 1976.

    After being certified as a school psychologist and as a licensed psychologist, Paul founded several companies that support individuals with serious and complex challenges so that all can live satisfying and contributing lives.

    The most rewarding aspect of working at New Story for Paul is seeing the impossible happen every day. "I am convinced that everyone can achieve a high-quality life regardless of the challenges faced. I believe that every day is a new day with the opportunity to improve and to create a new story. I write a new story for myself every time I help someone else write a new story."

    Paul Volosov

    Founder, Chairman

  • Amie Carter, CIO

    Amie Carter

    CIO

    Amie Carter, CIO

    Amie Carter joined New Story Schools as Chief Information Officer in 2021. Amie is responsible for overseeing the Information Technology Department and the Project Management Office (PMO) of New Story. Before joining our company, Amie worked for Optum Technology, a United Health Group (“UHG”) company, leading IT operations and strategy, responsible for large scale national technology implementations. Before Optum, Amie was at MedExpress, one of the largest National Urgent Care providers, where she led the IT department and PMO.  Prior to that, Amie was at UMPC serving as the CIO of their Behavioral Health Hospital, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Amie holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Healthcare and IT Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Project Management Professional.

    “I know information is powerful and critical to the work we do. I am excited to head up the team that continues to provide technology innovations to support our students growth, and puts crucial information at our fingertips.”

    Amie Carter

    CIO

  • Dana Monroe, CEDO and SVP, smiles at the camera

    Dana Tacca

    COEO

    Dana Monroe, CEDO and SVP, smiles at the camera

    Dana Tacca, D.Ed., NCC, LCP, serves as the Chief Operational Excellence Officer for New Story. She joined the company in 1999 in Behavioral Health and has held a variety of management positions within the company. Dana has more than 25 years of clinical and educational experience and has been instrumental in opening new schools and clinics within the New Story family of schools throughout her career. She received her BA in Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, her MA in Counseling and School Guidance from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and her D.Ed. in Education and Curriculum Instruction from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2009. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Dana is currently pursuing an Executive Leadership certificate from Carnegie Mellon.

    "My passion is to create a culture and climate of personal and professional growth so that we can provide the best quality service to our students and their families. I am grateful to be working with so many dedicated and amazing professionals everyday within our organization."

    Dana Tacca

    COEO

  • Matthew Vitale, CAO, smiles for the camera

    Matthew Vitale

    CAO

    Matthew Vitale, CAO, smiles for the camera

    Matthew Vitale joined the company in July 2021 as its Chief Accounting Officer for New Story Management. Matt has over 15 years of accounting and finance experience in both the public and private sectors. Recently, he was Corporate Controller at North American Partners in Anesthesia, one of the nation’s leading single-specialty anesthesia and pain management companies, overseeing all aspects of accounting including systems and acquisition integration. Prior to NAPA, Matt was at Northwell Health, New York state’s largest healthcare provider. Matt is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.

    “I love being a part of this amazing organization and the positive impact it brings our communities. At the end of each day, I know our hard work and dedication has made the world better than when the day began.

    Matthew Vitale

    CAO