Patrick Maynard, PhD
Dr. Patrick Maynard is an expert in managing publicly funded services. He is a champion of the social-entrepreneurial model, which encourages collaboration, drives continuous improvement, and improves service delivery for social service organizations.
Like many psychology graduates, Dr. Patrick Maynard assumed he would spend his career helping people one at a time by providing therapy in a one-on-one environment. However, just as he was launching his career, the movement to deinstitutionalize government-run mental health facilities was taking place across the country. Dr. Maynard immediately recognized both the potential and the pitfalls of that movement, and a lifelong passion was born.
Over his three decades of service to people with complex needs, Dr. Maynard has honed a talent for revitalizing struggling or stagnant nonprofit organizations— infusing them with new energy and putting them on a path to growth and sustainability. He excels at examining challenges from a macro perspective while keeping in mind the unique needs of the individual seeking services.
When Dr. Maynard first arrived at Boundless, the organization had an annual budget of approximately $25 million and only served adults in Central Ohio. Fast-forward five years, Boundless is now a $90-million family of nonprofit companies serving thousands of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges throughout Ohio.
A self-described natural optimist, Dr. Maynard’s biggest reward comes from seeing the positive impact on the people served by Boundless. One of his favorite stories is of a young man who came to Boundless with multiple needs, requiring round-the-clock care of many staff. A year later, that same young man attended a picnic with his family and was tearing up the dance floor in obvious joy. “That young man will stay in my memory forever,” says Dr. Maynard.
A native of Wooster, OH, Dr. Maynard graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, completed a master’s degree from Pepperdine University in community and clinical psychology. He later completed his PhD at Ohio University in applied behavioral sciences and educational leadership while serving as superintendent of the Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Maynard has completed post-doctoral work on organizational change and government affairs from The Kennedy School at Harvard University. He was named president & CEO of I Am Boundless, Inc., and the Boundless family of companies in 2015.