Entering her 40th
year at LADACIN Network and her 15
year as its executive director,
Patti Carlesimo has been instrumental in the implementation of new
strategies and technologies. LADACIN Network, formerly Cerebral
Palsy of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, is a non-profit that provides
education, therapy, social, residential and support services for
people with complex physical and developmental disabilities and
delays. A long-time supporter of Girl Scouts, one of Carlesimo’s
fondest work memories is a Girl Scout troop established to give
girls with significant disabilities the opportunity to experience
Girl Scout programs and activities. LADACIN also recently sponsored
a Girl Scout Gold Award project as part of the organization’s Give
and Take Child Care Program.
Carlesimo currently serves on the Monmouth County Workforce Development Board and serves as chairperson of the Services to People with Disabilities Committee. She is also on the executive committee of the Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped and is the immediate past-president of the board of the Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities. She also serves on the Monmouth County Human Services Advisory Council and received the Athena Award from the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Carlesimo received a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from Skidmore College and was inducted Phi Beta Kappa upon graduation. She also received a Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology from New York University. She lives with her husband, Buddy, in Rumson and has three grown children and four grandchildren.