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Virginia’s New Executive Director: LaTrice Penny

We are excited to announce that LaTrice Penny has joined the Sunrise Community of Virginia team as the new Executive Director.

In 2005, LaTrice started her journey advocating for and supporting adults with disabilities. She realized the importance of this work and decided to dedicate herself to serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and co-occurring disorders across all life spans for the last 15 years. LaTrice has worked under Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C Home and Community Based waiver service delivery models. LaTrice brings experience in Community Relations, Program Development, Developing Continuums of care for new programs, and expanding existing programs.

“I appreciate Sunrise’s dedication to providing exceptional services to those we support; strong ethics and compliance standards; and consistency operating from industry best practices. I’m excited for the opportunity to lead the Virginia operations and identify initiatives that will position Sunrise as a leading provider for those seeking services and supports.”

LaTrice Penny, Executive Director of Sunrise Community of Virginia

We asked LaTrice to share a little bit about herself, and here’s what she had to say:

I was born in New York, raised in Washington, D.C., lived most of my life in Maryland. Currently, I reside in Howard County, Maryland, with my 10-year-old son. My hobbies include spending quality time with family, travel, reading books about personal finance and entrepreneurship, listening to podcasts about healthcare management and government contracting. I also thoroughly enjoy meditating and maintaining self-care routines.

I enjoy working with vulnerable and underserved populations. I’ve served at-risk youths – those with I/DD diagnosis, dual diagnosis, women & children, and those requiring forensic services. I enjoy providing mentorship to elementary and middle school-aged youth, volunteering, serving on local committees and community coalitions. I’m passionate about community development and services for children and adults with Autism.