VENICE, Fla. — Loveland Center, a nonprofit that provides educational, vocational and residential programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, welcomes Patrick Guerin III as its new CEO.
With over 25 years of experience in the human services industry, Guerin will take the helm at the nonprofit on Sept. 25, executing the Loveland Center’s vision, raising funds and working to ensure its continued support in the community.
“I am delighted to welcome Patrick to the Loveland family,” said Debbie LaPinska, the board chair for Loveland Center. “Patrick’s experience in leadership, operations, regulations and residential support aligns perfectly with the needs of Loveland Center. We look forward to Patrick’s leadership and contribution to our students, residents, families and community partners.”
Prior to joining Loveland Center, Guerin served as the vice president of residential services at Suburban Adult Services Inc., a leading agency in the New York area dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live meaningful lives. While working at Suburban Adult Services, he oversaw the residential habilitation services in its community residences, managing 700 staff members and a budget in excess of $28 million.
Before his time there, he held multiple roles in the human services field and served in senior management positions where he focused on program development and expansion and gained an extensive knowledge of regulatory and corporate compliance. Guerin started his professional career as a direct support staff member working in the day program for Aspire of WNY.
“There is a great team at Loveland Center, and I am excited to build upon that legacy as we continue to move forward to help the people we support live their lives to the fullest,” said Guerin, who had two foster brothers with developmental and intellectual disabilities. “I look forward to the opportunity to help Loveland Center achieve its mission.”
Guerin earned a master’s degree in human services counseling business at Liberty University in Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY at Buffalo in New York.
About Loveland Center
Established in 1962, the Loveland Center strives to help adults with developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest. The nonprofit was founded by a group of parents who sought to provide a productive and safe place for adults with developmental disabilities. Loveland Center provides educational programs and vocational training for individuals with developmental disabilities. For more information, visit www.LovelandCenter.org or call 941-493-0016.