Bello Machre Names Three New Board Members


February 22, 2022

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND – Bello Machre, Inc., is thrilled to announce the election of three new members to its governing body. Lawrence “Larry” Cate, Michael B. Saldi, and Jimmy Rey Tadlock III were named to the Bello Machre Board of Directors. Board Chairperson John S. Goldthwait, Jr., comments, “I and my fellow Trustees could not be more excited to have Larry, Mike and Jimmy join the Bello Machre Board. They each bring their own unique and valuable perspectives and experiences to the organization, and I am very confident that we will benefit greatly from their insights and contributions as we embark upon Bello Machre’s 50th Anniversary in 2022.”

Larry Cate is the Co-Founder and Principal of Absolute Fire Protection, Inc., and Absolute Systems Engineering, Inc., in Annapolis, MD, and Kent Island Ventures, LLC, in Kent Island, MD, and Marco Island, FL. Cate brings over thirty years of leadership and business acumen to Bello Machre’s Board of Directors. Cate has served previously on the boards of the American Fire Sprinkler Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, and Montessori International Children’s House. Cate, a lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County, holds an associate’s degree in Business from Anne Arundel Community College and a B.S. in Business from Towson State University.

Mike Saldi, a long-time supporter of Bello Machre and its mission, earned his B.S. in Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and is the Founder, President and CEO of SCLogic, a global provider and industry leader in supply chain management, in-building workflow, logistics solutions, and asset management, headquartered in Annapolis, MD. An innovator and entrepreneur, Saldi brings to the Bello Machre Board of Directors a collaborative spirit, customer centricity, and a philanthropic heart.

Jimmy Rey Tadlock III is from Severn, Maryland, and works for Goodwill Industries in Fort Meade. Prior to his position at Goodwill, he completed an internship at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, rotating throughout the Engineering, Information Systems, and Marketing departments. He completed his studies at Old Mill High School in Millersville, MD. An outstanding athlete, Tadlock earned Special Olympics silver and bronze medals in two national soccer games. He brings a wealth of leadership experience to the Board, having served as Special Olympics Maryland Global Messenger and Athlete Leader since 2015.

Bello Machre’s President and CEO Dr. Robert Ireland says, “Larry, Mike, and Jimmy are strong, compassionate leaders who will further enhance our board as we continue expanding and growing our organization to fulfill our mission to provide a lifetime of loving care to individuals with developmental disabilities.”

Cate, Saldi, and Tadlock began their terms on the Bello Machre Board of Directors on November 8, 2021.

About Bello Machre

Bello Machre, founded in 1972, means Home of My Heart in Gaelic. It is a non-profit organization with offices in Anne Arundel and Carroll Counties, MD, that provides a lifetime of loving care, beautiful wheelchair-accessible homes, and community support to people with developmental disabilities. Many of the people supported live in its 50 community homes located throughout Central Maryland. Bello Machre also provides personalized care and support to hundreds of children and adults in their own homes. The Hertha and Jesse Adams Ray of Hope Program offers assistance with expenses such as specialized summer camps, physical therapy, and adaptive equipment. The Bello Machre Meaningful Day Program provides vocational and community-based adult day services, supported employment, and/or recreational, educational, and social opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. Our highly trained and caring staff provides residential respite care during family hospitalizations, emergencies, and vacations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bello Machre is here to help, empowering people with developmental disabilities to live life to its fullest.

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