President and CEO of Paladin, Bill Trowbridge, announced recently that after seven years he will be stepping down from the  charitable non-profit dedicated to serving children, seniors, and persons with developmental disabilities. He is slated to become CEO of Regional Health Systems based in Merrillville, Indiana, comprised of affiliated organizations including Regional Mental Health Center, Geminus Corporation, and Lake Park Residential Care.  
Trowbridge is credited with Paladin’s growth from a small struggling developmental disability center in Michigan City to a comprehensive human services organization that serves thousands of clients and families throughout Northwest Indiana.  A tireless proponent of partnerships and collaborations, Trowbridge’s enthusiasm drove the consolidation of organizations such as Michiana Resources, Parents & Friends, the LaPorte County Council on Aging, and the Child Care Consortium—all of which make up Paladin.  
Trowbridge is particularly proud of the acquisition of the LaPorte County Council on Aging in 2014 and the acquiring of disability services in Lake County from a for-profit company in 2018.  In both cases, the services were in jeopardy of closing down. By stepping-in, Paladin ensured a transportation system would continue for tens of thousands medically-necessary rides for the elderly in LaPorte County, and  hundreds of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities would have a day service program available in Lake County.   
Although Trowbridge has been the face of Paladin for several years, he is confident he is leaving it in good hands.  
Upon Trowbridge’s departure, Kimberly Latchford, currently Paladin’s Vice President for Participant Services, will serve as the interim President until a permanent replacement is found.