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Hattie Larlham welcomes new president Wendy Pardee

wendy_pardee_headshot_8x10_01_smHattie Larlham is proud to welcome Wendy Pardee, Ph.D., as its new President. In her role, Pardee will work collaboratively with the CEO and the Board of Directors to develop strategic and coordinated approaches to service delivery.

“It is an honor to join Hattie Larlham in this role,” said Pardee. “This organization has an outstanding reputation for creating opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice. I am excited to provide leadership and support of Hattie Larlham’s high quality services and innovative programming and look forward to building relationships with all of our stakeholders.”

Pardee’s appointment came after a broad national search. “Wendy is a dynamic leader who is deeply committed to Hattie Larlham’s mission,” said Hattie Larlham Care Group Board of Directors President Michael Weinhardt. “Her breadth of experience and passion for innovation make her an excellent choice as Hattie Larlham moves forward to proactively address the needs of those we serve.”

Pardee and her family relocated to Hudson from Central Pennsylvania. She has more than 15 years of experience in the human services sector. Prior to joining Hattie Larlham, she was the Chief Executive Officer for Skills of Central Pennsylvania, a $50 million intellectual disability and behavioral healthcare provider.

She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Management of Information Systems, a Master’s in Business Administration and a Doctorate in Administration and Leadership Studies.  She has served on community health councils, local YMCA boards, community daycare boards, the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association board, the Center Area Transportation Authority Board and the American Association of University Women.