Penn-Mar Human Services

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 at Penn-Mar we are constantly paying attention to the changing winds swirling around us, responding with creative thinking and problem solving, tied to a vision for a better future.

There’s no questions there are a lot of concerns in our industry as it relates to workforce issues, our national healthcare program and funding for services for people with disabilities.

And because our mission is to Transform life into living for the individuals we support, our paramount goal is to help our folks participate in the community, to give them the opportunity to explore what is out there to help them make informed choices about the job they want, their role in the community, and the possibilities yet to be achieved.

At Penn-Mar, we operate as a catalyst for those opportunities, as tacticians of success.

If you read my blog last month, you know that Penn-Mar has momentum on its side and is well positioned to embrace and enhance new service models, address the pay inequities of our hardworking and caring Dedicated Support Professional (DSPs), and cultivate new funding sources to compensate for government shortfalls.

And here’s why I’m even more optimistic about our future:

And most exciting of all, our staff, families, donors, and the individuals we support will have a different level of understanding about the need to embrace change in a changing world, seeing first-hand how it can make the world a better place for everyone.