Gary Shorb to take over Urban Child Institute

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Gary Shorb may be retiring as CEO of Methodist Healthcare, but he won't resting for long.

Shorb is set to take control of the troubled Urban Child Institute.

“Gary Shorb is well respected in the community and has an impeccable reputation for honesty, transparency, partnership and hard work,” said Board Chair Jill Crocker.  Gary is one of the great leaders of Memphis and we are thrilled that he agreed to lead the Urban Child Institute.  He will continue his work to bring our community together to better serve our children and our city,”  said Board Chair Jill Crocker.

WREG's April Thompson has reported about the nonprofit which is under scrutiny for only pumping about $2 million back into the public through grants to seven organizations.

Another concern is the groups receiving that money, many of which are in some way affiliated with Urban Child board members.

Departing Urban Child Institute president Gene Cashman earned made more than $700,000 in compensation in 2012 as president of the nonprofit and more than $600,000 in 2013.

The institute's secretary made $409,000 in 2012 and close to $429,000 in 2013.