One of my seven warning signs that indicate to a nonprofit board that there may be issues and it's time to act is when State regulators raise yellow or even red flags. A second warning sign is when the media focuses on similar issues.
Well, Board of Phoenix Houses of NY, it's time to get in gear. The NY State Comptroller has said there are serious issues following his audit. And the Wall Street Journal is following the story.
The good news: Phoenix Houses of NY has a spokeperson who responded to media inquiries. It appears this is neither the board or CEO but at least there's a response. Board, where are you?