Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, of Villanova, announced Thursday that Bob Kreider, its president and chief executive officer, will retire next January. Kreider joined Devereux in 1994, and became the tax-exempt organization's CEO in 2004.

Devereux, with operations in 13 states, covering autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare, had $442 million revenue in the year ended June 30, 2016. It employs nearly 7,000 and is one of the nation's largest nonprofit behavioral health organizations.

Kreider will remain with Devereux in a special-project capacity until at least mid-2019 to help with ongoing initiatives and the transition to a new CEO, Devereux said.