TCFD: A Month of Discovery

Dear Friends,

2024 is here, yet we’re still reminiscing about the incredible holiday gatherings that sparked joy and creativity in all of us, as well as news on our AAIE facility dog, and more. And of course, the New Year brings some major news in leadership here, as Dr. Terry Hamlin assumes the role of President and CEO!

Dr. Terry Hamlin Assumes Role as CEO of The Center for Discovery

TCFD is kicking off the New Year with exciting news! Dr. Terry Hamlin is now the President and CEO of The Center for Discovery! Dr. Hamlin was elected to the role by TCFD’s Board of Directors in October of 2023, succeeding Patrick H. Dollard, now a senior advisor to the organization.

“I am honored and incredibly grateful for the opportunity to step into a new role as CEO of The Center for Discovery. Ove the last 40 years, I have been privileged to be a part of the transformative journey and growth of this organization,” Dr. Hamlin said. “I look forward to working alongside our 1,700 incredibly dedicated staff members to further advance our mission of providing the highest quality care to the individuals and communities we serve, while evolving the entire field of complex care.”

Read the official press release here.

Our Annual Appeal Campaign Ends this Month

Our Annual Appeal is still going strong until the end of the month. If you haven’t already contributed, there’s still time! Each year, funds raised from the Annual Appeal are distributed to programs and areas that will have a profound and direct impact on our incredible staff and on those in our care.

You can donate here: https://thecenterfordiscovery.org/2023annualappeal/.

Conversations with Overnight Staff 

In case you missed it, we invite you to tune into Conversations with Overnight Staff, a video filmed at our annual holiday breakfast that celebrates our entire team of overnight employees. We hope you enjoy hearing from the caring and dedicated staff who work tirelessly to provide exceptional care to The Center’s residents during the nighttime hours. Watch it here.


Pawsome News in the Sullivan County Democrat featuring our Beloved Scout

Read about our newest facility dog Scout, and the impact he’s making throughout the program, as recently featured in the Sullivan County Democrat. The article also highlights The Center’s partnership with Catskill Animal Rescue for their help in bringing Scout to TCFD to expand our program, and enrich the lives of so many in our care. Read more about here.

Daily Dose of Holiday Joy  

Leading up to Christmas, our Integrated Arts team was thrilled to share with our staff, a Daily Dose of Joy. Each day, we released a song or dance featuring the residents and students who live and attend school at The Center, showcasing each individual’s incredible talent. While the holiday season has officially come to an end, we wanted to share with you the collection of videos. At any point, we invite you to take a moment, sit back, and enjoy the sounds of the holiday season – all year long. Watch the videos here.

Holiday Happenings at TCFD

Sharing a bit of the holiday magic at TCFD – oh what fun!