Letter from New President & CEO
It is an incredible honor to lead and serve this great organization of ours! I previously served as Vice President of the A.D.E.P.T. Board of Directors. In that role, I’ve been fortunate to work closely with Ms. Consuelo Harris supporting her efforts to move the organization forward. While we have seen great success, we are hungry to do more. I believe we are headed for greater places! As we start a new phase of our journey together, I wanted to share some background on myself and what inspired me to come to A.D.E.P.T. Programs, Inc.
I’ve worked in the Human Services field for over (15) years serving in several leadership positions at advocacy and service organizations. My first job out of High School was working as an Aide in a Long Term Care facility. After that, I pursued a career in Music and later served in the United States Army for (9) years. After, my military service I began working in Human Services, while in college. Since then, I have served in CEO roles of two community provider organizations in Camden and Gloucester counties. My leadership style embraces best practices in all of my dealings. I came here because I want to make a difference. Put simply, I just want to be a force for good in the world. I continue to be inspired by helping organizations make a positive impact in the world by achieving their missions. And to that end, I want to share what I have cultivated; for the good of others. The best work happens when you know that it’s not just work, but something that will improve other people’s lives.
The opportunity ahead will require us to reimagine a lot of what we have done in the past; and do some new things. Every one of us needs to do our best work in order to help drive cultural change. Many organizations aspire to be “best in class”. However, very few have the courage or appetite to endure the transformation (which is essential) in the process of realizing meaningful evolution and growth. Gratefully, the successful history of A.D.E.P.T. Programs, Inc. has laid a fantastic foundation.
I’m excited to work with each of you while we build on this foundation together; creating our transcendent path forward!
With gratitude and appreciation,
Jake J. Jones
President & CEO
ADEPT Programs, Inc.