Doug Overlock Msw
Doug has spent most of his career in long-term/public human services leadership. The last 10 years have been as the Executive Director of the parent organization of DayBridge Services, The Parents’ Cooperative Society Inc. and its residential program, Merry Glen.
Doug grew up in Southern California, lived for a time in Ireland, raised a family in rural Oregon, and migrated to Spokane with his partner, Pam, in 2005.
“The day I learned that Merry Glen was a family cooperative I knew that’s where I wanted to be. Families in charge of services…the way it ought to be and I finally found it. Every day I am grateful for the foresight and patience of the founding families of this Cooperative.
Program Manager, DayBridge on the Hill
Brett’s vision & passion is what created P.A.L. Recreation Center, the forerunner of DayBridge on the Hill. Brett organized a small team to create a successful community based day service model in 2016, serving over 60 folks with developmental disabilities by its third month. After Brett graduated from Mead HS, he worked at “Sally’s House” for 7 years. At Sally’s House, Brett recognized the importance of special-needs individuals and the significance he could make to those he served. From there Brett became a director within the ‘Community Access’ program within Spokane County. Continuing with this path, Brett worked at East Central Community Center. Due to funding complications, Spokane pulled out of East Central Community Center so, deciding to stay and help out the non-profit, Brett developed a ‘Private-Pay’ program for special-needs adults while running the Senior Center and Community Access Programs. Brett, in his spare time, was also coaching varsity baseball at Lewis & Clark HS and coached special-needs athletes basketball at North Central HS.