President’s Point – December 2019

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Mark D. Baldino

It is comforting to know that friends, family, and the festivities of the most joyous month will help prepare me for my third and final retirement. As I end my Elder Care Services tenure, I recall the good times I have experienced and all the positive impacts ECS has made not only on me, but on thousands of seniors in the Big Bend.

Being CEO of Elder Care has been quite a contrast from my prior careers in Information Technology. After working for a Global 100 company for 35 years and an IBM reseller for three, I am now entering the final stretch of seven and a half years with a local private non-profit. Who’d have ever believed it possible? And, I promise, I’m not sad that it’s over, I'm just really glad that it happened.  

So many wonderful people are now in my life that would never have been here were it not for this amazing adventure. So many true heroes who give so freely and so abundantly -- social workers who care deeply about their clients, staff members so passionate about their mission, volunteers who find so much joy in what they do, and supporters who are as loyal and true as any I have ever known.

My sincerest thanks to each and every one of you for making this journey so rewarding in so many incredible ways!!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

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Mark D. Baldino
Contact me @
baldinom@ecsbigbend.org
(850) 245-5930


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