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Springbrook, a provider of expert support services for special needs people of all ages, announces the appointment of Wade Harman as the organization’s new Chief Financial Officer. Harman has been a member of Springbrook’s leadership team since August 2015, serving as the Director of Finance. He joined the organization in February 2013 as the Assistant Controller. As Chief Financial Officer, Harman will work in close collaboration with Springbrook’s Chief Operating Officer, Seth Haight, Chief Executive Officer, Patricia Kennedy, and the organization’s Board of Directors in providing strategic guidance to New York’s leading service and support provider for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Harman is a lifelong resident of Otsego County, graduating from Unatego Central School and currently serving as an active board member of the Oneonta Soccer Club. He holds a degree in Accounting from Siena College in Loudonville, NY. Harman’s career has been dedicated to the support of individuals with developmental disabilities.
In his four years at Springbrook, Harman has been a key member of several organizational teams that have advanced Springbrook’s mission and vision. In that time, the organization has executed projects funded by the New York State Balancing Incentives Program Transformation Fund and Community Development Block Grant. Springbrook’s operating budget has also grown 35%, from $40 million to $54 million. Bill Mirabito, chair of Springbrook’s Board Finance Committee, shares, “I have worked with Wade for a number of years, and this appointment is well deserved. His knowledge of the industry and financial skills greatly benefit Springbrook!” As Director of Finance, Harman has strategically developed the Finance Office to take on Springbrook’s future initiatives, including working to secure bond funding for the transformation of the organization’s residential programs.
Springbrook’s executive team is primary to the organization’s decision-making process. With his years of experience in navigating the financial systems associated with supporting people with disabilities, Harman will add a dynamic perspective to the focused decisions that affect not only those who receive services through Springbrook but the organization’s 1,200 employees. Of his promotion to Chief Financial Officer, Harman says: “I have been and continue to be fortunate in my career to work with intelligent, dedicated, and caring people. While the work of the Finance Office is in the background, our work is essential to Springbrook’s success. I am excited to take on new challenges ahead as Springbrook continues to grow to meet the needs of those we serve because I know that my team, and the entire organization, are tirelessly dedicated to our mission.”