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About the Kent Center of Maryland


Kent Center’s mission is to support adults with developmental disabilities reach their full potential, ensuring their safety and well-being, and treating them with dignity and respect. Kent Center is the only DDA provider with headquarters in Kent County, Maryland. We strive to provide excellent support in Kent, Queen Anne’s, Cecil and Caroline Counties through Meaningful Day, Residential, Respite and Employment Services for people with developmental disabilities.  Kent Center’s services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each person we support, focused on enhancing their lives as well as the lives of their families. Family members of adults with disabilities are able to create support network of friends and engage with staff to provide a safe and nurturing environment where the people we support can flourish.

Core Values

Kent Center believes that every person has the right to make choices in their own life and reach their fullest potential while being treated with dignity and respect.  Our organization and all of the people we support are expected to embrace our Core Values of being Caring, Accountable, Organized, Respectful, and Positive.  Together, we are enhancing all lives by creating hometown connections and helping the people we support actively participate in a meaningful life.

Join Our Team

We are looking for energetic and compassionate people that want a position where their work is meaningful and personally rewarding.  If you are a caring, responsible, and creative person, we’d love to have you join Kent Center!  Our Direct Support Professionals are an invaluable member of our team, and work closely with people supported by Kent Center.  Positions include openings for day, evening and awake overnight Shifts.


Our Leadership Team

Tom Killian

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Tom Killian, Executive Director


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IraTicia Holmes, Director of Community Living


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Shanell Wilson, Director of Quality Enhancement

Shanell has more than 20 years of experience working in the human services field and has been involved in developmental disability work for more than half of it.  Formerly she held the position of Lead Program Coordinator for Kent Center, and has been with the company for more than two years.  Shanell is a Mandt trainer and a graduate of the National Leadership Institute.

In her role as Director of Quality Enhancement, she oversees the implementation of Person-Centered Plans for every adult who is supported by Kent Center.  She works closely with our partners at the county, regional and state level to ensure that quality support is delivered to every member of our team, and those receiving support.

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Angelic Pariseau, Director of People and Culture


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Larry Wilson, Chief Morale Officer

Larry has been employed with the Kent Center since 2013, previously holding positions in Supported Employment.  Mr. Larry brings a lifetime of experience and the respect of staff, people we support, families and community partners.  He is excited in this role to continue to improve the lives of the people we support by being a direct line to employees and helping to grow the team.

An active member of the community, Larry is also the President of the Board for Sumner Hall, one of two existing African American G.A.R. buildings still standing in the United States and the only one offering regular programs.  He is a two-time recipient of the William Donald Schaefer Community Service Award.