Sharing our staff’s hope and resilience with Secretary Sudders

Our Adult Services Program was asked to give EOHHS Secretary Marylou Sudders a tour of one of Latham Centers’ group residences earlier this week. We were happy to introduce the Secretary to some of our residents and give her the opportunity to meet some of our outstanding staff. Following the tour, we met briefly with the Secretary and attempted to impress her with the many challenges residential care is facing.  We also spoke with her about some of the innovative initiatives underway at Latham utilizing remote supports. The Secretary was clearly impressed by the work being done at Latham and we were thrilled to give some of our exceptional staff an opportunity to tell their stories of hope and resilience.

The disability community throughout the Commonwealth continues to collaborate with our leaders to best serve the individuals in our care, as well as the dedicated staff of direct support professionals who serve them.

Pictured (left to right):  Massachusetts EOHHS Secretary Marylou Sudders; Latham President & CEO Anne McManus; Residential Manager Stephen Lavallee; Residential Manager Patricia Morgan; Director of Adult Services Gina Sheehan; Assistant Director of Adult Services Ben Mundy; Supported Community Living Manager Greg Powers; and VP of Organizational Development Craig Anderson.  (Therapy dog Rocco joined them, too!)

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