Bruce D. Callander, Ed.D

Professional Discipline:
• Special Education Administration
Special Qualifications:
• Doctoral emphasis in planning
• Administration, program development and care planning for Forensic and MR/DD populations
JC Experience:
• Assisted in preparation for Joint Commission Accreditation at facility serving individuals with developmental disabilities in 1995
• As CEO, achieved “accreditation with commendation” in 1998 and accredited again in 2001
• Assisted in preparation for Joint Commission Accreditation as member of Leadership Team and director of the forensic and psychiatric divisions at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia
CMS Experience:
• 1972-1975: Worked at Partlow State School & Hospital, Al. under Wyatt v. Stickney (Right to Treatment) court order. First landmark decision which served as a “blueprint” for ICF-MR standards
• 1972-2002: served in various capacities (QMRP, Unit Director , Division Director, CEO) developing/implementing programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
• Served as chairperson for state hospital DD leadership in Georgia
Hospital Experience:
•  10/2005-4/2011: Chief, Psychiatric Treatment/Forensic Services , Central State Hospital
• 11/1997-8/2002: Chief Executive Officer, Gracewood State School & Hospital
•  4/1990-7/2005: Director, Client Habilitation Services, Gracewood State School & Hospital
• 6/1987-3/1990: Director, Bainbridge State Hospital, Bainbridge, Ga.
• 4/1979-5/1987: Assistant Regional Superintendent, Midland Region, Columbia, SC
• [Note: 35+ years working in state hospital systems (Alabama, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia) serving persons (children, adults, geriatric) under ICF-MR, OBRA standards. Special populations included dual diagnosed (MR/MH), DD offenders, skilled)]• [Note: Designed Active Treatment strategies/approaches to include assessment and evaluation,  Individual plan formats, data collection systems, training strategies, off unit/campus training opportunities etc.]Community Experience:
• 8/2010-4/2012: State Director, Developmental Disabilities  for AmericanWork, Inc
Consulting Interests:
• Active Treatment Program Design and Implementation
• DD Leadership/organization
• Performance Improvement
For Customer Contact:
• Home State: GA
• CV Available Upon Request