News & Events

Appointment of New Executive Director

September 2020

The Board of Trustees of Harbor Regional Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Ruppe to the position of Executive Director, following the retirement of Patricia Del Monico who has served in this capacity with distinction for more than 40 years.

Patrick Ruppe joined the Harbor Regional Center family in late 2019 as the Director of Adult Services. In this capacity Patrick has the responsibility for overseeing all aspects of service coordination for HRC clients over the age of 22. Prior to coming to Harbor, Patrick served the community of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in Orange County for over 22 years. Throughout his career, Patrick has worked in a variety of ways to be of service to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. He began his career working directly with school aged children as an interventionist with an applied behavior analysis (ABA) service provider. During his subsequent time working in special education Patrick helped develop behavioral-based preschool programs for children on the Autism Spectrum. And then Patrick joined the Regional Center of Orange County where he served in many roles including service coordinator, middle and senior management, and finally as Associate Executive Director.

Joe Czarske, President
Harbor Regional Center
Board of Trustees