Latham Centers Welcomes Jo-Ellen Erickson to Board of Directors

BREWSTER – Latham Centers, Inc., a leader in special education and residential programs for children and adults with disabilities, has welcomed Jo-Ellen Erickson of Harwich to its Board of Directors.

Erickson joined the Board after years of volunteerism with the non-profit human services agency.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing-Sales from Bentley University, and has been a Cape Cod resident for 25 years, serving others as a small business owner, seasonal service industry worker, and high-end REALTOR, and contributing countless hours of volunteer service.

Erickson said she is honored to join the board of an organization she credits for its outstanding staff and their compassionate, highly-regarded work.

“Latham Centers holds a very special place in my heart,” said Erickson.

“I often wondered what was behind the great privet hedges on 6A in Brewster. It wasn’t until my cousin arrived at Latham Centers that I discovered the magic of this important organization. The significant difference Latham makes for the individuals and families they serve is immeasurable.”

Erickson joins current Latham Centers board members who work with the organization’s senior management team in an advisory, advocacy, fundraising, and fiduciary role.

Other volunteer board members include: Christine Gillstrom Burgees of Dennis, Christine Thomas of Reading, Jack Kelly of Yarmouth Port, Keith Bradley of Chatham, Frank Burgess of Brewster, Dan chamberlain of Dennis, Kathryn Earle of Cohasset, Robert Newman of Plymouth, Todd Squire of Orleans, Tyler Eldredge of Yarmouth Port, Matt McCleery of Chatham, Leslie Watt of Sandwich, and Vicki Dunnington of Winchester.

Latham Centers’ mission is to create opportunities for independence, self-worth, and happiness for children and adults with complex special needs.

Latham 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.

About Luke Leitner

Luke Leitner grew up in Watertown Massachusetts and now lives in West Yarmouth on the Cape. He has been a part of the news team in the News Center since the spring of 2019. He studied business communications at Western New England University.
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