Staff Leadership

Ray Ratke

Ray Ratke

Chief Executive Officer

Ray is passionate about enCircle’s mission to make the world a more loving place and brings extensive leadership experience in community services and state government.

Ray has been with enCircle for the past 10 years, serving first as the Chief Operating Officer and since early 2018 as the Chief Executive Officer. In addition to providing organizational leadership, he oversees Developmental Services, Facilities and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs at enCircle. Prior to coming to enCircle, Ray developed a deep knowledge of Virginia’s public behavioral health and developmental services system through 30 years in both local and state government. For 22 of those years, he worked in the Community Services Board system, including eight years as the Executive Director of Hanover Community Services Board. In 2002, Ray was appointed by Gov. Mark Warner as Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and he was reappointed to this position by Gov. Tim Kaine in 2006. In 2007 Ray was tapped by Gov. Kaine as Special Advisor for Children’s Services, leading a statewide initiative to improve outcomes for at-risk youth and families. Ray has been recognized with numerous awards over his career, including most recently the Virginia Network of Private Providers Award for Leadership in 2019. Ray has a B.A. in Psychology from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, and an M.A. in Psychology from James Madison University.