FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2020
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Erika Spalding, Didlake Inc.
Manassas, Va. (March 3, 2020) – Didlake Inc., a Virginia-based non-profit providing opportunities for people with disabilities, today announced the appointment of Joseph M. Diaz as Chief Operating Officer.
For over 25 years, Mr. Diaz has passionately worked to enrich the lives of people with disabilities. His career is replete in triggering growth and introducing innovations to operational processes. His dedication to creating varying and numerous opportunities in public, private, and government settings and his collaborative leadership style have been a hallmark of his success.
“We’re pleased to have Joe as a part of our executive leadership team,” said Donna Hollis, CEO. “His wealth of experience in both rehabilitative services and operations will be of great value to the organization and the people we serve.”
Joe started his career in supported employment and quickly worked his way up into executive leadership. He has held numerous positions of increased responsibilities, including senior executive leadership roles at a national non-profit agency.
“I am both excited and humbled to be joining Didlake, an organization that I have long admired for your dedicated team and quality service delivery,” said Joe. “I look forward to getting to know each of you and listening and learning so that I can better assist you in enriching the lives of those we serve.”
Joe holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University, Executive Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Georgetown University, and a Master Certificate in Government Contracting from Villanova University. Joe has also attended the prestigious Harvard Executive Leadership Program for Advanced Negotiations training. He resides in Gainesville, Virginia, with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking with his family and going to the gym.
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Didlake is a non-profit rehabilitative services organization headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. It was founded in 1965 to create opportunities for people with disabilities through services that connect them to employment, education and the community. Through its Day Support, Employment Services, and Workforce Support and Development program, Didlake serves over 2,000 people with disabilities annually throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Didlake is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, accredited by CARF, is CIMS-GB-certified, and proudly serves the nation through the AbilityOne® program. For more information, visit www.didlake.org.