Barry Simon has been a leader in the human services field for more than 25 years. He has tirelessly advocated throughout his career for all aspects of disability services and on behalf of the staff providing those services. Prior to assuming the role of President and CEO at Oak Hill in 2013, Simon was Executive Director of Gilead Community Services in Middletown (CT) for 20 years. Since taking the helm at Oak Hill, it has become the parent company of Gilead Community Services, Easterseals of Oak Hill (New Haven and Fairfield County) and Camp Hemlocks, allowing Oak Hill to continue to develop and expand the continuum of services throughout its territory. Simon holds an MPA in Health Care Administration, an MA in Marital and Family Therapy, and a BA in Psychology, all from the University of Connecticut. In addition to his work in the human service field, Barry has been an adjunct professor in the Sociology Department of Middlesex (CT) Community College. His involvement with nonprofit boards, public policy, the business community, and health and human services within the state of Connecticut is impressive. He counts Chair of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Health Council and an appointment to the Governor's Nonprofit Health and Human Services Cabinet and the IDD Partnership among his many volunteer leadership roles. He lives in Hebron with his wife and three daughters.
Elected to the Easterseals National Board of Directors in 2020, Mr. Simon currently serves as member of the Audit Committee and member of the Public Policy Committee.