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Unified Names Amy Kreitz CEO

Unified Community Connections has named Amy Kreitz as president and CEO, effective May 29. Kreitz brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, including serving most recently as chief operating officer for Unified Community Connections.

“I am honored for the opportunity to serve as CEO of Unified Community Connections and excited to work with the team to support individuals with disabilities,” Kreitz said. “I am committed in furthering the success of our organization for our individuals, their families and all of our team members.”

Kreitz was chief operating officer of Unified Community Connections for five years, where she oversaw the agency’s 300 employees, 45 residential homes, four day programs and support and transportation services. She set performance goals and helped grow the agency, maintained compliance with laws and regulations, led cross-functional teams on projects and analyzed and applied agency performance data.

“We are so pleased to have found such a talented person in our midst,” said Ellen Milles, chair of the Unified Community Connections board of directors. “Amy has demonstrated over the years her leadership skills and her dedication to the individuals and families we support. We know she will carry on the legacy of our CEO for past 14 years, Diane Coughlin. I am excited to see how Amy will continue to grow our organization.”

Kreitz’s previous positions at Unified Community Connections include director of operations in Western Maryland, community services director in Frederick as well as residential coordinator and recreational therapist in Frederick. She also was the therapeutic recreation director at Buckingham’s Choice in Frederick.

Kreitz holds a master’s degree in health care administration from University of Phoenix, a certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist from the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation and a bachelor’s degree from York College of Pennsylvania.

15th Annual Golf Classic Set for April 26

We are happy to share that Unified’s 15th Annual Golf Classic, presented by Dimensional Health Care Associates, Inc., is back on for 2021!  As you know, we had to reschedule and then ultimately cancel our tournament last year due to the coronavirus.  Well, this year we are BACK and excited to have our tournament scheduled for Monday,… Continue Reading

Unified is HIRING

Unified is **NOW HIRING** for Full Time, Part Time, and Temporary Direct Support Professional positions throughout our various locations including Baltimore, Frederick, Hagerstown, and Cumberland. Direct Support Professionals support and assist individuals with disabilities live productive and meaningful lives. Unified offers competitive wages and generous benefits. Click the link below for more information and to… Continue Reading

HOODSTOCK XVII GOES VIRTUAL AND RAISES $80,000

On October 17, instead of gathering at the American Visionary Art Museum, people tuned in to the Hoodstock Bmore YouTube channel to enjoy the music and spirit of Hoodstock XVII virtually. Event headliner Roses n Rust performed three sets of music featuring classics from the 1960s and ‘70s with a splash of contemporary.  And, in… Continue Reading

Delrey School Closes After 55 Years

After 55 years of serving children with disabilities, Unified Community Connections closed Delrey School at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Please know that all of our students have been placed in new settings where they will thrive. Delrey School opened in 1964 to provide educational services to the underserved population of children with… Continue Reading

We Moved!

As of August 21, we have moved our headquarters location from Hunt Valley to Sparks. Our new address is: 952 Ridgebrook Road Unit #1000 Sparks, MD 21152 If you’re in the neighborhood stop on by and say hi! Continue Reading

Hoodstock XVII – Get Your Rock ONline

Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:00 p.m. streaming via YouTube Get Ready to ROCK ON-line! What began as a few friends having a live music party at Otterbein neighbor and former board member Russ Causey and his wife Jennifer’s home, along with neighbors Larry and Gracie Musher, has grown into a major fun-raiser to benefit Unified… Continue Reading

Thank you to our Golf Supporters

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Unified Community Connections and the members of the Golf Classic committee decided to cancel this year’s tournament.  We want to thank the Elkridge Club for doing everything they could to accommodate us, but with state-imposed restrictions still in place we would not be able to host the kind of… Continue Reading

Golf Classic – CANCELLED

Unified Community Connections and the members of the Golf Classic committee have continued to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19.  Although we were hopeful to postpone our 15th Annual Golf Classic for a later date regrettably now we must cancel it.  We want to thank the Elkridge Club for doing everything they could to accommodate us,… Continue Reading

Employees Express Gratitude

We cannot thank our staff enough for their commitment during this pandemic.  Across the agency, Unified’s staff has demonstrated extraordinary solidarity.  They have not been afraid to roll up their sleeves, be on the front lines, and repeatedly put the needs of others before their own.  They have gone above and beyond to ensure our… Continue Reading