David Henderson reflects on his tenure with humility & gratitude.

May marks a bittersweet moment as STARS bids farewell to a visionary leader, David Henderson, whose compassionate stewardship has left an indelible mark on the organization and the hearts of all who have had the privilege of knowing him.

David Henderson, retiring President & CEO of STARS, reflects on his tenure with humility and gratitude. “I was privileged to be CEO when STARS celebrated its golden anniversary,” David recalls. “There were times during the pandemic where STARS future was uncertain, so it was an honor to stand with founder, Mary King, and toast the historic occasion.”

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Enjoy a collection of narratives, graciously shared by Mary about her personal journey, offering insights into the remarkable evolution of this nonprofit that has steadfastly served its community for half a century.

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Join us for our next eye-opening tour Wednesday, July 10th at 10am! Visit the Osborn Campus to experience our participants dedication to their job through the CommunityWork program.


Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are some of the most joyous people you can find anywhere. It is our mission to improve the quality of their lives through day programs, on-site work centers, community-based employment training opportunities, and transition programs for young adults. We provide a welcoming, inclusive environment for this underserved population of residents with programs and activities that focus on them and the things they love to do.