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New Executive Director starts October 1st.

Posted August 14, 2023 in Press Releases

Photo of Melanie Hogan and Beth Glas

Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP) Executive Director Melanie Hogan informed the agency’s Board of Directors in early 2023 of her decision to retire by the end of the year. We are grateful for her stewardship of LEAP and its mission through her almost three decades of service with the agency. Since 1994, Melanie has led LEAP in its mission to advance a society of equal opportunity for all persons, regardless of disability. Her enthusiastic leadership has been a cornerstone of LEAP's success and she leaves with her an incomparable legacy of advocacy work across Northeast Ohio.

We are pleased to announce that, after an extensive search, The Board has selected Beth Glas as LEAP’s new Executive Director. Beth has strong administrative and programmatic experience and is a staunch advocate for people with disabilities, we look forward to begin working with her on October 1st, 2023.

We cannot thank Melanie enough for her dedication, passion, enthusiasm and motivation. She will be greatly missed by the staff, Board, constituents and consumers alike. We are excited and hopeful for the next chapter of LEAP under Beth’s leadership as we continue to support those living with a disability in Northeast Ohio.

LEAP Board of Directors