Chief Executive Officer

David C. Reiss has served as Chief Executive Officer in the developmental disability system since 1991. David has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and a master’s degree in Education, both from the University of Rhode Island.

Beginning his career at the Joseph H. Ladd Center in 1978 as a direct care staff, David has a variety of practical, clinical, and managerial experience in the public and private sectors.

Under David’s leadership, combined with an excellent administrative team, the Fogarty Center is known for innovative services and a person-centered approach to providing services.  

David can be reached directly at (401) 245-7900, ext. 111 or