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SERVICES FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING WELCOMES
PATRICK LEE AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
COLUMBIA - Services for Independent Living (SIL) is pleased to announce that it has selected Patrick Lee as its new Executive Director. Lee will follow Jessica Macy, who served as SIL’s Executive Director since 2019. Founded in 1980, SIL is a non-profit that promotes independence for persons with disabilities, seniors, and veterans.
“We extend our deepest appreciation to Jessica for her years of service and many contributions to SIL, particularly her leadership through the challenges of the pandemic,” says Dr. Stephanie Logan, President of SIL’s Board of Directors. “The Board is excited to have someone with Patrick’s skills and experience take up the mantle of Executive Director and lead SIL to an even stronger position to carry out our mission. Patrick has an excellent reputation for effective teamwork, leadership, communication, business strategy, and passion.”
Prior to joining SIL, Lee was a Principal Consultant with Stamp and Chase, where he consulted and partnered with health care organizations nationwide to improve employee engagement and patient experience. His vast experience also includes leading the de novo development for a rehabilitation hospital and serving as the Chief Executive Officer, developing and leading physical rehabilitation services operations in multiple states, and serving as Chief Executive Officer of Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital in Columbia, MO where he led all aspects of operations and business strategy. Lee’s accomplishments include overseeing the development of a driver assessment and retraining program for individuals with disabilities as well as other programs to promote independence. The Missouri Brain Injury Association recognized him with the Distinguished Service award for his contributions to treatment and community reintegration programs for individuals with brain injuries.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to work with the SIL team and Board to lead this great organization,” says Lee. “I know we can move forward and continue to provide excellent resources, programs, and advocacy to people with disabilities, veterans, and seniors.”
As Executive Director, Lee will work closely with the staff to significantly expand SILs home modification program through SILs service area under a new multi-year U.S. Housing and Urban Development grant as well as continuing to improve and expand SILs other programs such as access services, personal care services, educational services, transportation, youth transition, and aging in place services.
All of the roles ALL of you (at SIL) play are so instrumental in helping people live independent, productive lives to the best of the abilities, and this is priceless!
You really have done wonderful things for me. I was a hermit. You got me out into the world.
I got a cane, free of charge, through SIL which has helped me get around much better…SIL has been there for me through thick and thin.