As we prepare to wish our current Executive Director, Rick Glaser a happy retirement, we are excited to announce that Michael F. Shriver will assume the role of Executive Director of CHANGE, Inc. effective May 18, 2015. Mike has nearly 40 years experience working in the field of developmental disabilities in both the non-profit, as well as corporate settings. From 1985 to 2000 he was the CEO of Penn-Mar Organization in Freeland, MD. Mike then joined MBNA, and later Bank of America to manage the Support Services division, an early workforce development initiative that employed over 350 people with disabilities across 3 states.
“We are extremely excited to have Mike join the CHANGE, Inc. team as our new Executive Director. He brings a wealth of unique experiences and skill which will enable CHANGE, Inc. to transition on to a new level of services and programs” said Ken Hoefer, President of the Board of Directors.
It goes without saying that the Board of Directors commends Rick on his long and dedicated service. “The stability, growth, and sustained attentiveness to the worth and dignity of the consumers we serve, are but characteristic of Rick’s leadership role. The Board congratulates Rick on his selfless service and his commitment to CHANGE, Inc.” said Kenneth Hoefer, President of the Board of Directors.
CHANGE, Inc. was founded in 1954 as a Children's Program by a group of parents who realized a program was needed to care for the needs of their children with developmental disabilities. Carroll Haven Center was incorporated in 1969 and increased their services to include adults as well as children. In 1992 CHANGE Inc. adopted its new name and what first started as a small program to address only a few children in Carroll County has now grown to servicing four counties and nearly 200 clients.
Our mission is to promote the dignity, self-reliance, health, productivity and community membership for people with developmental disabilities. We offer caring and flexible administration of day habilitation, vocational and support services which are designed with and implemented for each individual.