Living Well Disability Services Announces New Leadership

By Benzinga4 days ago


MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn., Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Living Well Disability Services, a leader in providing exceptional services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, announced today Thomas Gillespie has been named as President and CEO. Rod Carlson, who has been acting Interim President and CEO as well as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the past year will continue as COO. Gillespie's employment with Living Well Disability Services (LWDS) will begin mid-February.

Gillespie has more than 15 years of senior management experience working across the spectrum of roles in this industry including executive leadership, operations management, and group home management. This includes over a decade of strategic leadership at Minnesota disability service providers, most recently as Executive Director, Duluth Regional Care Center (DRCC), Duluth, MN. Prior to that Gillespie served as Chief Program Officer of Hammer Residences in Wayzata, MN. Hammer Residences provides services for more than 1,900 people impacted by disabilities with 550 staff in locations across the Twin Cities metro area in Minnesota.

“We are excited to have Tom lead LWDS as we focus on continued growth and our leadership in providing exceptional services,“ said Paul Hillen, Board Chair ...

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