Gary R. Hawkins, Chairperson (2008 – 2013)


Gary Hawkins

Mr. Hawkins has been involved  with the Circle  Of Life Coalition since November 2006. His 37 years of experience and background in the healthcare field has allowed him the privilege and honor to be the Chairperson of the Circle of Life Coalition from February of 2008 to February 2013.

From 1980 to 1991, he was the Director of Residential Services for Prospectus Associates, Inc. In 1989  he became the Director and owner of  SPECIAL CARE. (In 2002 the name was changed to GRISWOLD SPECIAL CARE  and changed again in 2012 to GRISWOLD HOME CARE.

Special Care provided services for both the aging population as well as those with developmental disabilities at it’s founding in 1989. After 3 years of doing both types of services, Gary decided to split the 2 organizations and he then founded and became CEO of Supportive Concepts for Families until 2000.

He was a Delegate for the office of Mental Health and Mental Retardation from 1984 to 1993.

He continues to serve on the Berks Encore Advisory Board.

He is the founder of Boomer Generation Radio, the Berks Business Network, LTD and host of Berks Boomers on BCTV.

He is the former chairperson of the National Franchise Advisory Council and past board member of the Arthritis Foundation.

His organization has served over 14,000 Berks County seniors since 1989 many of which required end of life care. Gary works extensively with the majority of hospice organizations in our community.

Gary is the Owner and Director of the Berks Office of Griswold Home Care and is the Executive Director of the GREATER READING MENTAL HEALTH ALLIANCE.