CEOs Blog

  • The Dignity of Risk

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   Thirty years ago when I started at Penn-Mar, the families of the individuals we supported were looking for some type of program for their sons and daughters when they exited the school… Read More

  • Inclusion Drives Innovation

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services In October, the country is celebrating individuals with disabilities and their contributions and achievements to the American workforce. Known as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the theme of this year’s observance is… Read More

  • Turning the Spotlight on DSPs

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services From September 10–16, much needed attention will be focused on Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and their critical role supporting people in need, especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At Penn-Mar, we would… Read More

  • Tacticians of Success

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   Former President John F. Kennedy once said, “Change is the law of life. And those who only look to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” And that’s why… Read More

  • A Transformational Year Like No Other

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   Wonderful things have happened in the past year at Penn-Mar making the last 12-months like no other in our organization’s history in terms of programming and fundraising. Driving all of our decision-making… Read More

  • Seeding Transformation in the Garden

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services If you’re a gardener like me, you’ve been waiting all winter to get outside in the warm spring weather to start making the magic happen. I love watching the once dormant bushes sprout… Read More

  • Influencing Businesses about the Value of Integrated Employment

      When a business hires a new employee with a disability being supported by a community provider, the onboarding process, including staff coaching, typically takes several weeks or even months.   Should that business hire a person with a disability supported… Read More

  • Two Funding Strategies for Two Different Budget Scenarios

    Two Funding Strategies for Two Different Budget Scenarios By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   It’s budget time in Maryland and Pennsylvania and we at Penn-Mar are watching the proceedings with great interest while putting our advocacy strategies in… Read More

  • Transition Time: Stay Informed and Engaged

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   Last week both the U.S. House and Senate laid the groundwork to repeal the Affordable Care Act. No one, including those of us at Penn-Mar, knows exactly how all of this will… Read More

  • The Best Day

    Striving to Make Every Day “The Best Day” By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   As the holidays and the end of another year approach, most of us are feeling a bit overwhelmed with all that needs to be… Read More