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Fredrick Erlich is founder and CEO of Living Resources. Fred founded this agency in 1974 as an organization committed to maintaining a continuum of services that addresses the full range of needs experienced by individuals with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and individuals aging at home. Fred became CEO of Living Resources in 1981. Under his guidance the organization has grown into a business that serves over 2000 individuals and employs over 800 staff.

Earlier in his career, Fred served as Assistant Director for Program Development for the NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, as well as Executive Director for the NYS Chapter of the National Society for Autistic Children. Fred holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master’s degree in social welfare, and a master’s degree in business administration all from the State University at Albany. He was named as a Distinguished Alumni and served as an adjunct professor at the School of Business where he taught human resources and organizational management classes.

Fred has received numerous awards and accolades in the fields of non-profit management, promoting independence and creating services for individuals with disabilities, and lifetime achievement.