Kevin O’Riordan

Kevin O’Riordan

Kevin O’Riordan

Kevin started his career in Human Services in a New York institution when he was 16 years old. He continued his career with twelve years of service at Washington County Mental Health and for sixteen years he was the Executive Director of Sterling Area Services (presently named Green Mountain Support Services).  

Kevin worked in the mid-eighties with the deinstitutionalizing of clients from the former Brandon Training School in Vermont. He was also a Home Provider and foster parent to many individuals.   He and his wife adopted three children that had an array of needs.

Kevin was innovative and always wanted to be on the cutting edge of pilot programs for new strategies that the State of Vermont developed. His pilot work included the startup of The Brain Injury and Adult Family Care (formerly known as the Choices for Care program) Programs. 

Kevin took a failing agency and brought it back to life when the board of directors was considering the closure of the agency. 

Kevin was admired by many; one of his peers and a longtime friend, Bill Ashe gave the following description of Kevin at his retirement celebration in December of 2014: “He’s got one of the biggest hearts of anybody that you would want to know.”