Chimes DC

Executive Leadership

Terence G. Blackwell, Jr., BCBA
President and Chief Executive Officer Terence G. Blackwell

Mr. Blackwell joins the Chimes Family of Services as our President and Chief Executive Officer. He brings more than two decades of diverse leadership experience serving the needs of people with disabilities to his new role with Chimes. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Manhattan-based Services for the Underserved (SUS), providing services to people with intellectual disabilities, behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse issues as well as veterans’ services in a variety of coordinated and integrated care models

In addition to earning his M.S. in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania, including attendance at the Wharton School, Terence is a Licensed School Principal, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and Certified Addictions Specialist. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from Saint Peter’s University.

Mr. Blackwell’s career history has ranged from serving as a Direct Care Counselor for a large community-based residence to leading the development and operation of preschool programs for children with disabilities under the authority of the New York State Educational Department. He also launched his own consulting practice for not for profits and government-funded agencies and led program expansion and business development efforts for a large not for profit that provides job opportunities for people with barriers to independent employment.

Gerard J. Cotter
Executive Vice President, Chimes DC

Gerard J. Cotter (Jerry) joined Chimes in January of 2017 and assumed the role of Executive Vice President for Chimes District of Columbia. As Executive Vice President, he is responsible for all programs and services, funding, program development and quality assurance for Chimes District of Columbia.  

A retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, he brings to Chimes over 37 years of experience in the leadership and management of services, programs, contracts and sustainment logistics operations, in the military, commercial industry, and federal civil service.  He has managed operations and contracts in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and has developed federal department procurement policy.

Mr. Cotter has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Saint Peter’s University, a Master’s Degree in Contracting and Acquisition Management from Florida Institute of Technology, and holds top tier federal certifications in Contracting and Project/Program Management.