Please join us in welcoming Tom Gillespie, the incoming President and CEO of Living Well Disability Services. He will begin his role mid-February. Rod Carlson, who has been acting Interim President and CEO as well as Chief Operating Officer for the past year will continue as Chief Operating Officer.

We are incredibly grateful for the hard work and leadership that Rod has provided over the past year. He has led Living Well Disability Services with tremendous vision and dedication during these especially difficult times.

Tom has more than 15 years of senior management experience working across the spectrum of roles in this industry including executive leadership, operations management, and group home management. This includes over a decade of strategic leadership at Minnesota disability service providers, most recently as Executive Director, Duluth Regional Care Center (DRCC), Duluth, MN. Prior to that Tom served as Chief Program Officer of Hammer Residences in Wayzata, MN. Hammer Residences provides services for more than 1,900 people impacted by disabilities with 550 staff in locations across the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Living Well Disability Services team,” Tom shared. “It is a true honor to join an organization that serves and employs such great people. Living Well has built its strong reputation by nurturing relationships and living our mission every day. I look forward to reinforcing these foundations while we look to the opportunities and challenges ahead. Despite the uncertainty that surrounds us these days, Living Well has stayed true to its mission and commitment to exceptional services. It is an honor to join such a great organization and I cannot wait to get to work.”