For this reason, Dorothy Sanders, CDC Director, had already begun discussions with Patsy McManaway, Director of the Adult Development Center, about the possibility of merging the two programs and including certain services to the school-age child to form what would become known as the Tri-Development Center.
Shortly thereafter, Patsy McManaway was hired to be the Executive Director.
Mrs. McManaway served in this capacity throughout the existence of the Adult Development Center (ADC) until its dissolution that occurred when the operations of the CDC and ADC were merged into a new organization, the Tri-Development Center.
In 1980, the director of the Child Development Center
, Dorothy Sanders, and the Director of the Adult Development Center
, Patsy McManaway
, began discussions about the wisdom of combining the two agencies.
In March, 1986, Patsy McManaway retired as Executive Director of Tri-Development Center, and Pat Dantin became the second chief executive officer.