The law firm of Duane Morris has announced that Kevin E. Vance, a partner in the Miami office, has been elected Interim chair of the board of directors of Sunrise Community Inc., a national leader in providing residential and habilitation services for people with a wide range of intellectual and physical disabilities. Vance joined the organization’s board in 2014.
For over 45 years, by means of advocacy and education directed toward acceptance, Sunrise has provided its individualized support and services to enable people with disabilities to live valued lives in the community. The Miami-based organization offers a growing range of services, including group home facilities, in-home support, residential habilitation services, respite care, supported employment, adult training, and transportation services, among others.
At the heart of its mission are its residential group home facilities, which provide safe, comfortable, family-style caring homes anchored in the community. Currently, the organization has 214 residential group homes serving more than 1,000 individuals.
“I am honored to be elected chairman of such a remarkable organization that is devoted to strengthening communities and ensuring people with disabilities become full participants in community life,” Vance said. “I look forward to working alongside the board to further the organization’s mission and continue to impact the lives of so many deserving individuals.”
A Florida Bar board-certified attorney, Vance focuses his practice on labor and employment litigation and other types of business litigation. Vance is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He earned his JD from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, and his BA from Vanderbilt University. In addition to his board position with Sunrise, Vance is the vice chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Human Resources and Workforce Development Committee.