BREWSTER/ORLEANS --- Latham Centers, Inc., a leader in special education and residential programs for children and adults with disabilities, welcomes Vicki Dunnington to its Board of Directors. Ms. Dunnington served on Latham’s Board from 2012-2014 but stepped down when she moved from the Cape area to Utah to be closer to family. Since moving back to the Boston area, she has enthusiastically returned to the Board. Vicki currently lives in Winchester, Massachusetts and works as a private direct caregiver for an elderly patient. Her background is primarily in the food industry, successfully owning and operating a catering company in this area for 10 years and spending her time in Utah as Executive Director of Food and Beverage for a 2,500-seat Broadway theater in Salt Lake City.
Ms. Dunnington joins current Latham Centers board members who work with the non-profit organization’s senior management team in an advisory, advocacy, fundraising, and fiduciary role. Other volunteer board members include: Christine Gillstrom Burgess (Chair) of Dennis; Christine Thomas, MD, (Vice Chair) of Reading; Jack Kelly (Treasurer) of Yarmouth Port; Keith Bradley (Clerk), of Chatham; Frank Burgess of Brewster; Dan Chamberlain, Esquire, of Dennis; Stephen Drowne of Dennis; Kathryn Earle of Cohasset; Mary Pat Messmer of Centerville; Robert Newman of Plymouth; Todd Squire of Orleans; Tyler Eldredge of Yarmouth Port; Matt McCleery of Chatham; and Leslie Watt of Sandwich. In welcoming Ms. Dunnington, Board Chair Chris Gillstrom Burgess expressed Latham’s sincere appreciation to outgoing Board members Bonnie Ellis of Marstons Mills and Jeff Cotto of Centerville for their service.
More about Latham: Latham Centers employs more than 260 people from Orleans to Plymouth, and its programs include a therapeutic residential school for students ages 8 to 22 in Brewster, and a residential program for adults including 12 homes and individualized supported community living settings. Founded in 1970, Latham Centers creates brighter futures for children and adults with complex special needs, including Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Latham is internationally renowned for its expertise and success in working with individuals with PWS, a rare genetic disorder with no known cure. Latham Centers is accredited by the Council on Accreditation. For more information, visit LathamCenters.org.