Easterseals Northern Ohio announces the July 2019 retirement of its President & CEO, Sheila Dunn. Having served over 43 years of her career to the oldest and largest nonprofit organization serving persons with disabilities in the United States, Dunn is pleased to retire during their Centennial Anniversary.
"I'm honored to have the treasured moments of working with children and adults with disabilities. Starting as a camp counselor, it's been easy to make this my life's work. There are so many lessons to experience when we get to serve others. And it's exciting to work on our 100th Anniversary projects nationally, with our founding taking place in Elyria, Ohio in 1919."
As Easterseals begins its centennial year, a new, refreshed brand is being introduced that is more energized from their iconic lily symbol used for over 85 years. The new tagline, "All abilities. Limitless possibilities." expresses a renewed promise to America to be a provider of choice for children, adults, seniors and veterans whose needs require innovative services to help achieve a greater level of independence.
Moving into its second century of service, Easterseal sis committing to a future where all people are 100% included and 100% empowered. The 100th Anniversary kicks off on January 1st with a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA.
The Board of Directors of Easterseals Northern Ohio is conducting a search process for Dunn's replacement to being in early 2019.