Tyler W. Hampton has been named executive director of SRVS. He previously served as director of operations and director of finance for the agency.
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Hometown: Dyer, Ind., but raised in Houston, Texas.
Education: BBA in Accounting from the University of Memphis; CPA in 1985.
Family: Wife, Cindy; two sons, Daniel (wife, Lauren,) and Benjamin (wife, Jill); three stepdaughters: Courtney Allen, and Hallie and Ashley Henry; one grandson, Noah Tyler Hampton.
Favorite quote: “Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” – Vince Lombardi
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Gardening, bird watching and family gatherings.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My parents – they never expected anything but my best and gave me a belief that I could do anything I set my mind to do.
What originally drew you to SRVS? I sensed a mission at SRVS. As an accountant and administrator you don’t always get to see the people you ultimately touch. Here, you can see the immediate effects and know you have made an impact on people’s lives.
What do you want to accomplish for SRVS as executive director? To help SRVS become even stronger and more sustainable than it is currently. Jeffrie Bruton, the prior executive director, has had a tremendous impact on the sustainability and capacity of this agency. I hope to carry that to the next level by focusing on the people we serve and their families, improving the quality of care through staff development, and enhancing and expanding services through the use of current technologies for people with disabilities.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? It would be the transformation of SRVS Learning Center from a basic adult day care to an innovative center with activities that incorporate Montessori techniques and an array of offerings including movies, music, sensory stimulation, life skills building, art, pottery, a training kitchen, sensory garden and physical recreation in our therapy room.
What do you most enjoy about your work? The passion of our staff and the diversity of people and ideas. In this field you get to work with all kinds of folks from the people we support and their families, to conservators, advocates, state employees, clinical professionals, company executives and community leaders and all of us have a passion for what we do. Most days it’s not like work at all, and definitely not your typical 9-to-5 job.
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