After nearly 40 years as President and CEO of Upstate Cerebral Palsy, Louis Tehan has retired.

Tehan joined UCP in 1979 as Executive Director.

At that time, the agency had a budget of $1 million with one building serving 450 individuals.  With its first residence opening in 1986, the agency has since opened more than 50 additional sites for children and adults across seven counties

"While I've learned many things over the past 39 years, I believe the most important lessons have come from the courageous pioneers that started our agency, as well as the committed board members, senior administrative staff who are second to none in our field, and the thousands of staff at all levels providing direct care services that are simply amazing and the backbone of our agency," said Tehan. "

Geno DeCondo, current Chief Operating Officer of Upstate Cerebral Palsy, has assumed leadership at the agency as Executive Director.

Tehan will remain President and CEO of Upstate Caring Partners, UCP's parent corporation.