Staff Spotlight: Lead Chef Chris Howard is “here for the students”

In this staff spotlight, we introduce Christopher Howard, one of six recently promoted Latham Centers team leaders. Chris started at Latham as an Awake Overnight Child Care Worker, and he has been promoted to Lead Chef! In an all-staff announcement, Director of Children’s Services Gerry Pouliot noted that Chris brings experience through owning his own restaurant, as well as an abundance of experience in kitchens of congregate care. Chris now oversees the day-to-day responsibilities in the kitchen at our Brewster campus, working closely with Latham’s great kitchen staff. He also collaborates with our Director of Health and Wellness (Monique Williams), Director of Nursing (Bonnie White), Director of PWS Services (Patrice Carroll), and Latham’s nutritionist.

Chris said that coming to Latham Centers has given him the opportunity to work with some amazing staff and students. “It’s an opportunity to do some good in this world,” he said, adding that the students are the reason he looks forward to coming to work every day. “I’m here to do the best I can for the students at Latham; I want to be there for them, to support them in any way that I can. They are amazing human beings, and I’m lucky to be able to work with them.”


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