National leadership team transforming support services for people with disabilities
(Milwaukee) – Bethesda, a national nonprofit organization
that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is
pleased to announce it has named Dave Sneddon as its
new Chief Operating Officer. As a key member of the executive leadership team,
Sneddon is responsible for ongoing operations and day-to-day administration across
the U.S. in support of the organization’s overall business plan and strategic
“Throughout his career, Dave has led process
improvements, managed acquisitions and integrations, enhanced customer service
delivery and created better places to work for employees,” said Mike Thirtle,
Ph.D., president and CEO of Bethesda. “I am looking forward to applying Dave’s
experiences and knowledge as we continue to grow our organization in supporting
people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the United
Sneddon brings more than 15 years of operations experience to his new role, having worked with a variety of human services and health care organizations in various markets throughout the U.S. Most recently, he served as Divisional Vice President of Operations for Five Star Senior Living, where he oversaw all operations for 66 facilities in 11 states, a division with $350 million in annual revenue. Sneddon has also held leadership roles with VIVAGE, Managcare, HCR-Manorcare, Plum Healthcare and the Ensign Group.
“What I found most compelling about Bethesda was its
longstanding reputation as a trusted resource for providing quality services
for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Sneddon. “I’m
thrilled to be a part of moving the mission forward and working with Mike and
the executive team to take the organization to the next level throughout the U.S.”
Sneddon earned his master’s degree from the Terry
College of Business at the University of Georgia and his bachelor’s degree in
sociology with a communication minor from Brigham Young University. He will be
based in the Denver, Colo., area.
Headquartered in Watertown, Wis., Bethesda is a national organization providing homes and other services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and is celebrating its 115th anniversary in 2019. Bethesda strives to become a central point of connection that unites people who have disabilities with communities and provides essential resources to help them live their lives to the fullest. The organization offers more than 300 programs across the country, and is guided by Christian faith. For more information, go to http://www.bethesdalc.org, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.