LOOKING FORWARD TO WHERE WE'RE GOING
I can only imagine that the first Executive Director, Arthur Bennett, was both excited and a bit humbled by the enormous task that lay before him back in 1968 – starting a new nonprofit charged with creating groundbreaking programs and what would eventually become the comprehensive and successful Agency we all know today.
Believe me - excited, humbled, and honored is the way I felt when the Board of Directors promoted me to President and Chief Executive Officer of this incredible Agency back in July.
Much has changed since our founding in 1968, but we continue to develop our menu of supports for individuals with intellectual and cognitive disabilities including multiple areas of service that have grown dramatically, like supports for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, day services, residential services, transportation, and so much more. We are also expanding our brain injury services and ancillary supports including siting new ABI day programs and skilled nursing residences. Our Early Intervention Program has thrived, along with our many early education and care offerings, including our Preschool, Children’s Center, Young Parents’ Learning Center, Healthy Families, Welcome Family, and the list goes on.
If we all stop for a moment to take a collective look back at just how far this Agency has come over the past 50 years, it is breathtaking. However, standing still and resting on our laurels is simply not possible because new community issues continue to emerge, and People Incorporated must grow and change to address them.
As I look forward to the future of this great Agency, I know that success is inevitable because of the combined strength of the wonderful people who comprise our staff and volunteers, and the Board of Directors who guide us. Join me as we celebrate this remarkable milestone together – the 50th Anniversary of People Incorporated!
President & CEO