Meyer Center Announces New Executive Director

Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA (December 27, 2018) – The Meyer Center for Special Children Board of Directors had chosen a new Executive Director to lead the organization into 2019. Meta Bowers, who comes to the Meyer Center from Pickens County Meals on Wheels, will begin her role on January 21, 2019.

Meta brings over ten years of fundraising and non-profit management experience to the Meyer Center. She is a firm believer that every organizational decision should relate directly to the organization’s mission. "The Meyer Center has a long legacy of enriching the lives of children with disabilities so they reach their maximum potential. I am excited to be a part of this incredible organization and look forward to working with the Greenville community to ensure Dr. Meyer's vision is carried out to its fullest," says Bowers.

During Bowers' tenure with Pickens County Meals on Wheels, the organization grew from a one-room office housed in a local church with no kitchen to a fifteen-thousand square foot facility that serves as a statewide model for senior services, the McKissick Center for Senior Wellness. The McKissick Center was established as the result of a $1.2 million capital campaign. "I am extremely proud of what I have accomplished at Pickens County Meals on Wheels. I intend to use all that I have learned to further the mission and programs at the Meyer Center. I am fully committed to ensuring every child has the opportunity to live an engaged, alert and meaningful life.”

The Meyer Center will celebrate 65 years of serving children with disabilities in 2019. “This will be a big year for the center with a lot to celebrate. We are excited about having Meta and her leadership experience to carry Dr. Meyer’s legacy forward so we can serve more children and give them the building blocks they need to achieve their fullest potential,” says Bill Harder, Meyer Center Board President.

About the Meyer Center: Located in Greenville, South Carolina for more than 60 years, the Meyer Center for Special Children provides developmental education and therapy services for children with special needs. Founded in 1954 by Dr. Leslie C. Meyer, the vision of the Meyer Center is to enrich the lives of children with special needs so they can reach their maximum potential. The Meyer Center currently serves more than 100 children ages 6 months to 7 years old. For more information call 864.250.0005 or visit www.meyercenter.org.