Latham Centers Inc., the Lower Cape’s largest human service employer, announces the appointment of Chief Financial Officer Margaret French-Beltis of Harwich. Latham Centers is an international leader in special education and residential treatment of children and adults with disabilities. Latham’s new CFO has returned to the world of non-profit financial management after developing a successful career through a financial consultancy and professional/personal development coaching business. Previously, French-Beltis served as CFO at the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod after a decade-long financial career in manufacturing.  She earned an MBA from the University of Hartford and a BS from Bryant University. French-Beltis joins Latham’s senior management leadership team, which includes President and CEO Anne McManus, VP of Operations Lee Chamberlain, and VP of Organizational Development Craig Anderson.

Latham Centers employs more than 250 people from Orleans to Plymouth, and its programs include an intensive therapeutic Children’s Services residential school in Brewster for students ages 8 to 22 and an Adult Services program including 11 group residences and individualized supported community living settings.  Founded in 1970, Latham Centers courageously, compassionately and creatively helps children and adults with complex special needs, including Prader-Willi syndrome, to lead meaningful, abundant lives.  Latham is internationally recognized for its expertise and success in working with individuals with PWS, a rare genetic disorder with no known cure. Latham Centers is accredited by the international Council on Accreditation. For more information, visit LathamCenters.org.