Gerald Pouliot III has been selected as the next president and CEO of the Latham Centers, a nonprofit organization based in Brewster.
Latham is one of the largest human services agencies in the region, and the only residential program in the U.S. serving both children and adults with Prader-Willi syndrome.
Latham Centers’ visionary leader, Anne McManus, will retire in June after more than two decades at the helm.
Pouliot has risen through the ranks at the renowned special education school and therapeutic treatment program for individuals with complex special needs. Board chair Dr. Christine Thomas said the committee selected Latham’s current Children’s Program Director because of his extensive knowledge of the organization and its culture, his leadership, and his vision.
“Gerry is very impressive – and a great fit for this role,” Thomas added.
Pouliot grew up in Yarmouth, graduated from Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School and Fitchburg State University, and began his Latham career in 2010 as a Special Education teacher. He earned several promotions, completed a master’s degree in Education at Bridgewater State University, and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors at the Massachusetts Association of Approved Special Education Schools, Latham School’s trade association.
“I’m incredibly grateful to my colleagues at Latham, and to Anne McManus for 24 years of truly inspiring leadership,” Pouliot said. “I look forward to carrying the torch for the next 24 years.”
McManus said she is delighted with the Board’s choice.
“Gerry’s professionalism, his dedication and commitment to the children at Latham School, and his dedication to the entire Latham community is unparalleled. He will do a wonderful job.”
Pouliot will work alongside McManus as Executive Vice President over the next eight months, succeeding her as president and CEO in June 2023.