Charles Sykes, President/Chief Executive Officer

Charles Sykes is responsible for the overall operations of all programs and facilities. As a founding member of Progressive Healthcare Providers, he has held this position since 1990. During his tenure he has overseen program development, purchases, and sales.

Previously he has held positions in hospital management, hospital development and consulting. Mr. Sykes earned Bachelor of Arts from Emory University, Master of Health Administration and Master of Science in Marketing from Georgia State University.

Sara A. Case, Chief Operating Officer

Sara has been working in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) since 1983. After receiving her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University, she worked in Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs) supporting individuals living with IDD in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. In the late 1990s, Sara continued her clinical career in community-based IDD Programs, including owning/managing her own case management company and serving as the State of Georgia’s Assistant Director in the Division of Developmental Disabilities.

Sara works closely with IDD-affiliated organizations including SPADD (Service Provider Association for Developmental Disabilities) where she is the Secretary of the Executive Board and CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) where she is a surveyor. As a CARF surveyor, Sara uses her 40 years of experience in the field of IDD to conduct peer reviews of IDD organizations in North America. In her capacity, she learns and promotes best and promising practices in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.