Easter Seals Board Chair Cynthia Morgan has released the following statement regarding the death of Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore President/CEO Bill Adami:
“On behalf of the board and staff of Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore, I’d like to express our deep sadness at the loss of our friend and colleague, Bill Adami.
“Anyone who met Bill soon became aware of his lighthearted humor, his compassion and integrity, and his absolute dedication to creating a better life for others, especially people with disabilities. In addition to being a devoted father and husband, Bill was a passionate advocate for people with disabilities, beginning at the age of 14 when he volunteered at a state institution for individuals with significant intellectual disabilities. This experience shaped his career path and ultimately led him to Easter Seals.
“Easter Seals was fortunate to have benefited from his vision and leadership for 22 years, serving in several capacities, including president and CEO since 2008. A Rotarian, Bill also was active with National Easter Seals headquarters, serving on key committees, as well as serving on the Governor’s Commission on Community-Based Alternatives Health Care Subcommittee, and the Advisory Board for Choices for Community Living. He was past president of the Delaware Association of Rehabilitation Facilities.
“It’s really impossible to express how much Bill was loved by everyone. He inspired and motivated his employees at all levels of the organization. He will be missed terribly by his staff and the people served by Easter Seals.
“In accordance with the decision by the Easter Seals Board Executive Committee, the senior management team will lead the organization during this time of transition.”
Easter Seals offers a range of services, including early intervention services for children, day services for adults with physical disabilities and cognitive disabilities, assistive technology services to increase the functional capabilities of people with disabilities and respite resources for caregivers through the community outreach program. For more information about Easter Seals, call 800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.