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Stan Connors joined Bay Cove Human Services in 1979, hired by Dan Boynton as the Associate Director of an agency that was expanding and growing by leaps and bounds. Originally brought in to oversee all services for individuals with developmental disabilities, Stan quickly became an integral part of Bay Cove’s continual advancement, and a partner in the creation of a multi-service organization that would eventually provide a complete range of mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services to Boston-area residents.

Stan was promoted to Executive Director of Bay Cove in 1985 and, following Dan Boynton’s retirement in 2001, Stan became Bay Cove’s President & CEO. He would lead the agency for 10 years during a continued period of growth, including expansion into elder services with the acquisition of Kit Clark Senior Services in 2006. Stan served in a variety of statewide leadership capacities, including Chairman of the Board of the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers (MCHSP), the Massachusetts Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, and what is now the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP). He was the recipient of the Richard J. Bond Executive of the Year Award from the MCHSP in 2011.

Stan retired as Bay Cove’s CEO in 2011, but remains an active supporter of Bay Cove, serving on the agency’s Board of Advocates. In 2012, a new Bay Cove residence designed to serve the most medically fragile individuals in the community opened in Revere, and was named Connors House in Stan’s honor.