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Loveland Village launches search for new CEO

The George and Lorraine Cooper Building at the Nancy Detert Residences at Loveland Village

VENICE, Fla. — Loveland Village, a nonprofit that provides educational, vocational and residential programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, plans for future growth with a national search for a new CEO.

The current CEO and president, Daniela Koci, will be leaving her position at the end of June. During her time with the nonprofit, she bolstered the nonprofit’s mission and supported the efforts to open the Nancy Detert Residences at Loveland Village, a 42-unit apartment complex with support services for up to 94 adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Since opening the Nancy Detert Residences, the organization has seen growth in its waiting list for the one-bedroom and two-bedroom units.

“Daniela has been an important part of the Loveland Village team since 2011, and became CEO of Loveland Village in March 2016,” said Debbie LaPinska, the board chair. “We are grateful for the meaningful impact she has had on the organization’s mission and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

The Loveland Village board has formed a search committee, led by the board vice chair, Dr. Jim Woods. A formal CEO search process will begin to secure a new leader for the organization.

“It has been a privilege to serve the mission of Loveland Village, and I am confident that the organization will continue to accomplish great things,” said Koci.

In the interim, a team of senior staff members, managed by Rafael Robles, the chief development officer at Loveland Village, will take on the roles and responsibilities.

“As we embark on a search for a new CEO, our goal is to secure a leader to further propel this amazing organization into the future,” said LaPinska. “We are excited about what the future holds, and we are confident that we will find the right individual for our residents, students, their families and their caregivers, who we are here to serve.”

For those candidates interested in applying for the CEO position, email

About Loveland Village
Established in 1962, the Loveland Village strives to help adults with developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest. The nonprofit was founded by a group of parents who sought to provide a productive and safe place for adults with developmental disabilities. Loveland Village provides educational programs and vocational training for individuals with developmental disabilities. For more information, visit or call 941-493-0016.