CEOs Blog

  • Designing and Right Sizing Penn-Mar’s Future

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   Penn-Mar Human Services is known for leading the industry with innovative community-based supports as well as an Employment First focus for individuals with disabilities. But we are just as passionate about providing… Read More

  • Out and About in the Community

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   The now popular person-centered approach to supporting individuals with disabilities is not a new one to leadership and staff at Penn-Mar. But it continually informs what we do here to ensure that… Read More

  • Building Supports for Adults with Autism

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   If it seems like you’re hearing about more children you know being diagnosed with autism, it’s because autism now affects 1 in 59 children in the U.S., and in some states, like… Read More

  • Why Advocacy Matters

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   I’m a firm believer that advocacy is not a sprint. It’s a marathon requiring never-ending education and persistence. Seats in the legislature are continually turning over and new lawmakers come into Annapolis… Read More

  • Changing the World

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   Perhaps you’ve heard about Amy Wright, the mother of two children with Down Syndrome who was recently named CNN’s 2017 Hero of the Year. Wright and her husband opened a coffee shop… Read More

  • A New Year’s Resolve

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services Happy New Year! Like many of you, we at Penn-Mar are starting the month of January with a host of positive new goals that we want to achieve in 2018. I hesitate to… Read More

  • Transforming Lives, Together

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services It has been said that people without a vision have a tendency to wander around aimlessly. The same fate can also impact organizations that react to changes in the landscape rather than proactively… Read More

  • 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