Paul C. Landers describes himself as ``recycled.’’
He replaced Marian Mullett, founding chief executive officer of Pathfinder Village, in 2001 and served as CEO until 2003.
That year, he went to Tennessee to work on a project in Memphis, helping families build an organization for loved ones moving from a large state developmental center into community living. Landers, who has more than 25 years of experience working in the field of developmental disabilities, said he was honored to be asked to return to Pathfinder Village.
His ``recycling’’ at Pathfinder Village started when he returned to his job last year.
``I am the `green’ CEO,’’ Lander said, with a lilt in his voice. Pathfinder Village in Edmeston provides residential and other programs for 95 people with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities.
Landers and Mullet stay in touch, and though Mullet has no formal responsibilities, she often is on the campus for activities or a cup of coffee.
Mullet, 83, said she is ``hale and hearty,’’ and busy with family, including four children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She also recently published a book.
Mullet said Landers’ six years in Tennessee gave him incomparable opportunities but she is glad he returned.
``I am confident in his ability to take us forward,’’ she said. ``I feel very happy about his leadership.’’
Building the Unadilla Neighborhood Apartments seems also to have built some good-will in the community.
Gerald ``Jerry’’ Green, who spearheaded a committee to see the housing complex developed, said the contractors and fire department officials became friendly, and the department prepared some meals for construction workers.
Green said he appreciated the developers’ interest and recalled the time when he and Bruce Levine of 3D Development Group of Amherst drove around looking at potential sites and spotted property near the park. Green said Levine asked if he would cut the ribbon during a recent ceremony noting the completion of the $3.7 million 24-unit senior housing complex at 71 Clifton St. in the village.
``I got to cut the ribbon _ I was surprised and honored,’’ he said. The invitation and opportunity were probably one of the nicest experiences he’s had in public life, he said.
A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta renovated its main lobby, thanks to the hospital auxiliary.
Renovations included flooring, wall coverings, new furniture and artwork, and refurbishment of existing structures, a media release said. Signage reflects the hospital’s affiliation with the Bassett Healthcare Network.
The hospital had a reception in August for employees, volunteers, members of the medical staff and the hospital’s board of directors to celebrate completion of the project.
The A.O. Fox Auxiliary funded the upgrades, totaling $73,000, with money raised from fundraising efforts. The 120-member group hosts a number of community service activities and fundraisers at A.O. Fox throughout the year.
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Paul C. Landers describes himself as ``recycled.’’
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