Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission: To provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.

Our Vision: A community where all individuals live with dignity and are treated with respect.

The Leadership Team

Michelle Detweiler

President and CEO

Christy Erbeck

VP and Chief People Officer

Mark Cavanaugh

VP Treasurer, Secretary & CFO

Dave Lehman

VP of Operations

Brian Rothey

AVP of Adult Community Programs

Bridie Gauthier

AVP of Children's Services

Lori Jaquin

AVP of ICF Residential Programs

Lisa Emory

AVP of Development and Marketing

2021-2022 Parc Board Members

Mark Myers

Joel Manings

Beth Horner

Kristin Beltzer

Michael Bice

Joseph Blouin

Robert Byelick

Dick Crippen

Edward Eager

Frank Farkas

Jenny Hasbun

Marcos Hasbun

Paul Manfrey

Laurance Milov

Will Williams

Our History

Mrs. Edythe Ibold placed a small notice in The Evening Independent inviting parents of children with developmental disabilities to a meeting in the St. Petersburg City Hall.


Pinellas Association for Retarded Children received its Corporate Charter.


Edythe Ibold named First President of the Board of Directors and a Charter Member.


The first group of concerned parents that formed PARC successfully opened The Peter Pan School.