The executive director of Abilis, Lolli Ross, has announced her resignation effective April 15. In an email sent to friends and colleagues on Monday, March 31, Ross, who joined Abilis in 1978, said her decision came with “mixed emotions.”
“I have come to work each day with passion and joy knowing I have had the honor to work for the individuals and families we serve and to work with so many dedicated and talented people,” Ross said in the email. “I have had the privilege to witness the growth of thousands of babies who continue to amaze me as they surpass expectations.”
Ross said that in the past several years the organization has seen progress despite the tough economy and seen the addition of group homes and new businesses like Glenville Greens and Abilis Gifts, along with increased outreach to young adults in transition.
“From the babies to the seniors we serve, our programs are of the highest quality as they are driven by our values that appreciate the uniqueness of each person,” Ross said in the letter.
Ross, who could not immediately be reached for comment signed off her letter, “While this has been a defining chapter of my life, it is not the whole book.”