Sheila Burns and Bradford P. Malo Elected to Latham Centers, Inc. Board of Directors

September 14, 2011

September 13, 2011—Orleans, MA—Latham Centers, Inc., a Cape-based not-for-profit serving children and adults with emotional, developmental and physical disabilities, announced today the election of Sheila Burns of West Barnstable and Bradford P. Malo of Brewster to its Board of Directors.  Burns and Malo will initially serve three-year terms on Latham’s community-based board on the heels of the agency earning “fast track” accreditation by the prestigious, International Council on Accreditation on all aspects of its programs.

Ms. Burns earned her undergraduate degree in Education from Regis College and holds a Master’s degree in School Administration from Salem State College.  She taught at Centerville Elementary School for 28 years and then advanced as principal until her retirement in 2007.  Ms. Burns remains very active on Cape Cod and has served on numerous town and school search committees.  Since retiring, she established and currently serves as the president of the Professional Learning Communities Consultants; a business which promotes data driven instruction in schools.  She has also established and is the president of The Barnstable Education Foundation—a non-profit organization which raises funds to promote excellence and innovation in classroom educational instruction.  Ms. Burns is the aunt of an individual in the Adult Program of Latham Centers.

Mr. Malo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from New England College.  He has been employed by Coastal Engineering Company, Inc. of Orleans for three decades.  He currently manages Coastal’s Survey Division and specializes in property surveys and site plan development for residential, commercial, and utility projects.  Additionally, he oversees Coastal’s Information Technology function.  He is a principal owner with Coastal Engineering and has held a seat on their Board of Directors since 1996.  Mr. Malo is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers and is a member of the Cape Cod Technology Council. He has volunteered his engineering expertise with various non-profits including the Barnstable Little League and the Cape Cod Challenger Club for children and young adults with disabilities. Mr. Malo is also Chair of the Second Annual Latham Charity Golf Classic to be held October 17th at Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club.

More about Latham Centers
Founded in 1970, the mission of Latham Centers Inc. is to assist behaviorally, developmentally and physically-challenged children and adults to achieve their potential as responsible members of their community.  Latham is internationally recognized for its expertise and success in working with individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder with no known cure.  Latham Centers currently operates a residential school for children in Brewster and oversees eight group homes and independent and shared living environments for adults throughout Cape Cod. In the spring of 2011, Latham received full “fast-track” accreditation by the international Council on Accreditation.  For more information, visit our website by clicking HERE.

To view Latham’s new VIDEO promoting board involvement at Latham School CLICK HERE.

Contributed by:
Gerry Desautels (Dez-oh-tel), M.Ed.

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