CEO's Blog

  • Turnover Is More Than Just A Number

    It’s probably safe to say that the topic I address most frequently in my blogs pertains to issues involving our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), the dedicated team members who make everything we do here at Penn-Mar possible. Industry-wide we have… Read More

  • The Workforce Crisis Affects All of Us

    The human services industry has been experiencing a workforce shortage for the past 30 years. We are now in crisis mode. Nationwide, there is a 45% average turnover rate for Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) who provide essential services to people… Read More

  • The Workforce Crisis Funding Struggle Continues

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   This past month, the states of Pennsylvania and Maryland where Penn-Mar provides services released their annual budgets. The funding for increased wages for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) has once again done very… Read More

  • One Penn-Mar Across State Lines

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   For those of you who are regular readers of this blog, you may remember that back in September I wrote that our critical mission at Penn-Mar is to ensure that everyone who… Read More

  • A Year of Transformation; a Hunger for Innovation

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   They say if time moves quickly you must be having a good time (or getting older!). If true, 2018 must have been the best of times for Penn-Mar, a fast-paced year brimming… Read More

  • Exploring Business Ownership for People with Disabilities

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   The designation of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is both timely and significant. It underscores the U.S. Department of Labor’s commitment to ensure an American workforce for Americans of… Read More

  • Valuing Our People is Our Top Priority

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   DSP Recognition Week, celebrated September 9-15, recognizes the dedication and accomplishments of outstanding Direct Support Professionals and their vital contributions to communities across the country. Here at Penn-Mar, managers and administrators have… Read More

  • A Nationally Recognized Investment in Staff

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   A few weeks ago I had the honor of standing in front of some 500 people at the 2018 Reinventing Quality Conference in Baltimore where I accepted a national award that recognized… Read More

  • Sharing Innovative Practices to Benefit All

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   I recently returned from the American Association of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) Conference in St. Louis where I was invited to participate in a work group that was addressing a topic of… Read More

  • 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