Posted on October 2, 2023
October 2, 2023
Baltimore – Penn-Mar Human Services, the region’s leading provider of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is proud to announce that President & CEO Greg Miller has been named one of 2023’s Most Admired CEOs by the Maryland Daily Record. This prestigious award is presented to exceptional Maryland business leaders who have demonstrated remarkable achievements in their professional endeavors, a strong commitment to community service, and have garnered accolades from co-workers, board members, and community leaders for their exemplary leadership and visionary contributions.
Greg has served as CEO of Penn-Mar since 2012 and has an illustrious career in human services spanning over three decades. Under Greg’s visionary leadership, Penn-Mar has experienced remarkable growth. What once began with a handful of families operating out of a church basement, has evolved into an organization with over 500 dedicated employees providing essential services to more than 400 individuals each year across Maryland and Pennsylvania through its three locations. Additionally, over 1,000 individuals with IDD benefit from Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) provided by Penn-Mar.
“Greg is the epitome of humble servant leadership that impacts people’s lives,” says William T. Yanavitch II, Chair of the Penn-Mar Human Services Board of Directors. “As Greg would acknowledge, this recognition reflects the amazing team of Penn-Mar people with whom he has surrounded himself to help the people that we support live courageous lives. His inspiring and passionate leadership is contagious in empowering our community to become partners in our mission.”
Greg’s dedication to the disability community was ignited during his senior year at Shippensburg University when he was introduced to Target Community & Educational Services Inc., a nonprofit committed to supporting people with disabilities in Westminster, Md. His professional journey began as a direct support professional, working closely with individuals with IDD to empower them to lead lives of their choosing. Soon after, with his wife Terri, Greg opened Maryland’s first home for children with significant disabilities as part of this pioneering initiative. He gradually worked his way up the leadership ladder at Penn-Mar, assuming a wide range of positions along the way, before becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2000 and ultimately, CEO 12 years later.
“I am honored and humbled to receive this award. Any success I have achieved is due to the dedication of each member of the Penn-Mar team,” says Miller. “As an organization, we are constantly looking for new ways to improve the supports we provide while advocating for sound public policy that will create additional opportunities for those in the IDD community. Our amazing team members continue to exceed expectations and while we are not perfect, we strive to be better each day. Due to the collective efforts of all our partners, private and public, we continue to forge new ways to achieve the goals of our organization and more importantly, the goals of the people we support.”
In 2022, Greg oversaw the launch of Penn-Mar’s most ambitious fundraiser to date, the $7.5 million Building Bold Futures campaign, which was successfully completed in March 2023. In July 2023, Penn-Mar made a historic, $3 million investment in team members, increasing Direct Support Professional (DSP) wages – which are limited due to government funding constraints – and positioning Penn-Mar to attract and retain talented DSPs, who are the frontline professionals providing vital services to people with disabilities.
Greg has also played a pivotal role in Penn-Mar’s Belonging Initiative, an internal culture campaign aimed at fostering a workplace where every employee feels valued, heard, and supported. This initiative seeks to harness the collective life experiences of Penn-Mar’s team members to create a more inclusive and connected work environment.
Penn-Mar congratulates Greg on this well-deserved recognition and looks forward to continued growth and success under his leadership.
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About Penn-Mar Human Services
Penn-Mar Human Services is a nonprofit that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to Live Courageously, whether that’s securing a job, being an active member of their community, building independence, or developing new relationships. Penn-Mar accomplishes this by supporting people on their own unique personal journeys. Founded in 1981, Penn-Mar operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. They support 500+ adults with disabilities daily through an array of customizable services.