Region – Sean M. Rose, the president and CEO of Thrive Support & Advocacy, a Marlborough-based nonprofit that celebrates and nurtures the abilities of people with developmental disabilities, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP). He joins the board for a three-year term that commenced on July 1.
ADDP promotes and ensures the strength of community-based providers in Massachusetts, so members can be successful in improving the quality, access, and value of services in the community. ADDP is committed to enhancing the political, financial and educational health of member organizations that serve people with disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as acquired brain injuries.
Rose brings to the position more than 23 years of experience working with and advocating for the needs of families and communities. He has held various leadership roles in the public sector, private programs and municipalities. Before joining Thrive Support & Advocacy, Rose was most recently executive director of the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) in Connecticut. He is also serving his second term as city councilor in Worcester.