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Meet Our CEO

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jake has served in several leadership positions at organizations supporting the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). He is a leader in the field and a champion of making the world more accessible for individuals with I/DD. His experience includes developing community programs that support children, adolescents and adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities (I/DD), as well as, those with co-occurring mental health and behavioral challenges. He earned his Master's degree from Rutgers University. He is also a certified Americans with Disabilities Act Advocate (CADAA); via City University of New York (John Jay College of Criminal Justice). With this certification Jake helps people with invisible disabilities (such as PTSD) navigate the court system (as a non-attorney). As well, Jake is a proud US Military Veteran.


Jake J. Jones

President & CEO

Meet Our Team

The success our organization has experienced would not be possible without your contribution. A confident organization comprises teams that work together, and we are really glad that the teams work collaboratively. Thank you, everyone, for your consistent trust in us to make everything work!

Our Journey

Our Journey 


1978 - 2005

2005 - 2021

2021 - Present

Incorporated in 1978, A.D.E.P.T. Programs opened its  first Supervised Apartment Program in 1982. The Founder Mr. Colon operated the organization as Executive Director from 1978-2005.

In 2005, Mrs. Harris became Executive Director and guided the organization until 2021; when she retired.

In 2021, Jake Jones became President & CEO.

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