Who are we? Read our story

Quest, Inc. supports Central Floridians with developmental disabilities by offering choices and opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

Our mission, through quality and innovation, is to build communities where people with disabilities achieve their goals. As the premier provider through our comprehensive service offerings, children and adults imagine and achieve their goals. For over 50 years, Quest, Inc. has transformed the lives of thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities.

When you choose HOPE,
anything is possible...

Meet the Leadership Team

John Gill
President | CEO

Brooke Eakins
Chief Operating Officer

Todd Thrasher
Chief Financial Officer

Eb Blakely
Vice President | Behavioral Services

Rob Cage
Vice President | Client Advancement & Skill Development

John Dogaer
Vice President | Information Technology

Kathy Lopus
Vice President | Development

Cynthia Primm
Vice President | Human Resources

Meet the Board of Directors

Suzanne Bennett, CPA
Board Chair | Red Gate Solutions


Dawn Olivardia
Treasurer/Finance Chair | Partner - Grant Thornton, LLP


Andrew Hebert
Vice Chair/Governance Chair | Sr. Vice President, Commercial Lender - CenterState Bank


Steve Stanford
Secretary | Sr. Vice President, Wealth Management - Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management


Hedi Ago
IT Utility Director - Orlando Utilities Commission


Michael G. Candiotti, Esq.
Attorney - Latham, Shuker, Eden and Beaudine, LLP


Jack Cadden
Partner, Audit Services -


Kyle Becker
Commissioner -
City of Apopka


Becky Cherney
Retired, President & CEO - Florida Health Care Coalition


Chris Crockett
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Team Leader - SunTrust Bank


Lavinia Dierking
General Counsel - AAA


Kathy Garrett, M.D.
Past President - Medical Center Radiology Group


Randy Halley
Managing Principal - Summit Utilities Consulting


Scot LaFerté
Senior Vice President, Human Resources - Universal Orlando Resort


Jeremy Niedfeldt
Senior Managing Consultant - PFM Financial Advisors LLC


Doug Lord
Resource Development Chair | Director, Workforce Management & Ops Training - Walt Disney World Parks & Resort


David Patchin
Assistant Vice President, Support Services - Florida Hospital


Bernadette Spong
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer - Orlando Health


Chakri Toleti
Founder & CEO - HealthGrid


James Gallagher
Board Chair Emeritus | Sales Manager Orlando - Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits


Eric Jackson
Board Member Emeritus | President & CEO - Total Roof Services


  • What Parents Say

    “The future may be unknown, but it is much brighter and we would never have been able to meet these milestones without Quest.”

    LIZ Parent / Quest Kids Therapy Center
  • What Parents Say

    “My daughter loves it. She loves the staff because they take good care of all of the campers that go there. She starts preparing to go back to camp the day I pick her up! I feel very comfortable; she’s safe and I’m satisfied.”

    MARY Parent / Quest's Camp Thunderbird
  • What Team Members Say

    “The work environment at Quest is one that is unparalleled. Fellow employees are always willing to help and inspiration is constantly provided by leadership.”

    MICHELLE Marketing and Communications Coordinator / Quest, Inc.