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Home of Guiding Hands President and CEO Edward Hershey Named Leading the Charge Award Recipient

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Dec 2, 2021 19:00 PST


Property of Guiding Fingers President and CEO Edward Hershey was named the Main the Charge award recipient, an honor bestowed on an advocate who has shown amazing management and advocacy for the incapacity community. 

The award was introduced by San Diego Regional Heart Executive Director Mark R. Klaus on Dec. 2 at the 7th Annual Leading the Charge – collaborating for Successful Services One-Working day Academic Celebration.

Senate President Pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins praised Hershey for his management in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Congratulations to Edward Hershey on receiving this year’s ‘Leading the Charge’ award. His operate overseeing the distribution of personalized protective tools (PPE) throughout a number of counties and setting up the Home of Guiding Arms as a vaccination site ensured that additional than 1,000 of our most vulnerable inhabitants ended up immunized in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic,” claimed Senate President Pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins. “Congratulations Edward on this accomplishment and on your new position as CEO.”

Developmental Disabilities Service provider Network (DDPN) hosted the celebration, which supplied panel interviews and breakout training classes designed for folks with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their household associates, support suppliers, company administrators and support team, regional center and DOR staff members, Transition Systems personnel and students.

Hershey, 50, retains a master’s in human source management and a bachelor’s in organizational management from Colorado Condition University. He also has 27 many years of administration expertise. He joined Household of Guiding Arms in 2015 as vice president of operations and was promoted to main functioning officer Sept. 2021.

ABOUT House OF GUIDING Hands
Residence of Guiding Arms serves little ones and grownups with developmental and mental disabilities this kind of as Down syndrome, epilepsy, autism and cerebral palsy in California’s San Diego and Imperial counties.

Each yr, the 800-personnel nonprofit delivers assistance providers to over 3,500 people today in San Diego and Imperial Counties. They have and work 29  specialized group homes, and specialize in early childhood enhancement solutions, independent dwelling support and county-broad transportation. The nonprofit also offers lifetime-capabilities teaching, vocational help, and respite treatment. Take a look at https://www.guidinghands.org/ for facts.

To make a financial donation or to sponsor a person of the Residence of Guiding Hands 29 household homes by funding events for the clients or obtaining holiday break reward playing cards, please contact Kaye Kelley at (619) 933-0339 or visit www.guidinghands.org/support-us/.

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Kaye Kelley                                                                  

VP of Growth & Marketing                               

Property of Guiding Hands                                            

1908 Friendship Drive                                               

El Cajón, CA 92020                                                   

(619) 933-0339                                                         

[email protected]                                           

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