Wingspan's Board of Directors has announced the promotion of Therese Davis to Executive Director effective January 4, 2016. Her 39-year career with Wingspan began in 1977, and she has been an integral part of the organization's growth and programming expansion in service to adults with developmental and other disabilities.
As Wingspan's former Chief Operations Officer, her responsibilities have included direction and oversight for 24 group homes in the Residential Program, the In-Home Program for those living with family or independently, the Three Directions Program for adults with disabilities looking for work, volunteer opportunities or social interaction, and oversight of a number of peer support programs. Therese has also directed the efforts of "Tsev Laus Kaj Siab"--Wingspan's first-of-its-kind, culturally-specific day center for Hmong adults which the organization pioneered in 2001.
In addition to Human Resources responsibilities and training oversight for some 170+ full-time, part-time and on-call employees, Therese's new role will encompass responsibility for Finance, Resource Development, and Board Recruitment.
ARRM staff thank former Wingspan Executive Director Pat Moore for her past contributions, and look forward to continuing to partner with Therese in her new role.
--Amy Wartick, Communications Director