Mr. Jesse Lugo is a founding member and Chief Executive Officer of Essential Services LLC and is dedicated to advancing the lives of those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
He is committed to the values of community inclusion, self-direction, quality services, and positive support for the clients of Essential Services LLC.
A core belief of Jesse Lugo is that an exceptional leader is one that leads by example. He believes that by listening to understand, staff and clients, he can guide them in making good choices.
Mr. Lugo’s interest in providing services to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities started in 2001 when his brother was diagnosed with autism. He watched his brother continually struggle with daily tasks at home and in the community and wanted to help him create a better life.
During that time Mr. Lugo saw how hard his mother worked to maintain a good quality of life for her family while caring for herself and her autistic son. As a result, Mr. Lugo decided he wanted to help others find a way to sustain themselves and learn life skills in order to become self-sufficient within their own community.