Dave Sneddon Named Chief Operating Officer for Bethesda

Bethesda, a national nonprofit organization that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce it has named Dave Sneddon as its new Chief Operating Officer. As a key member of the executive leadership team, Sneddon is responsible for ongoing operations and day-to-day administration across the U.S. in support of the organization’s overall business plan and strategic direction. 

“Throughout his career, Dave has led process improvements, managed acquisitions and integrations, enhanced customer service delivery and created better places to work for employees,” said Mike Thirtle, Ph.D., president and CEO of Bethesda. “I am looking forward to applying Dave’s experiences and knowledge as we continue to grow our organization in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the United States.”

Sneddon brings more than 15 years of operations experience to his new role, having worked with a variety of human services and health care organizations in various markets throughout the U.S. Most recently, he served as Divisional Vice President of Operations for Five Star Senior Living, where he oversaw all operations for 66 facilities in 11 states, a division with $350 million in annual revenue. Sneddon has also held leadership roles with VIVAGE, Managcare, HCR-Manorcare, Plum Healthcare and the Ensign Group.

“What I found most compelling about Bethesda was its longstanding reputation as a trusted resource for providing quality services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Sneddon. “I’m thrilled to be a part of moving the mission forward and working with Mike and the executive team to take the organization to the next level throughout the U.S.” 

Sneddon earned his master’s degree from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and his bachelor’s degree in sociology with a communication minor from Brigham Young University. He will be based in the Denver, Colo., area.

About Bethesda

Headquartered in Watertown, Wis., Bethesda is a national organization providing homes and other services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and is celebrating its 115th anniversary in 2019. Bethesda strives to become a central point of connection that unites people who have disabilities with communities and provides essential resources to help them live their lives to the fullest. The organization offers more than 300 programs across the country, and is guided by Christian faith. For more information, go to http://www.bethesdalc.org, like our Facebook page and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.