Former CEO & President, Elder Care Services
Tallahassee, Leon County
James M. (Jim) Croteau has studied, lived, worked and volunteered in Tallahassee for over 45 years. He retired after 35 years with the Leon County (Florida) Schools in positions that included elementary teacher, staff development director, policy, and planning director, assistant superintendent for business services, deputy superintendent, and interim superintendent. He then served five years as President/CEO of Elder Care Services, a local non-profit that is the lead agency for aging services in Leon County, and also the provider of Senior Corps services (RSVP, Foster Grandparent, Senior Companions) for a 14 county region in Northwest Florida. Additionally, Mr. Croteau briefly served as Interim State Ombudsman for Long Term Care in the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
Mr. Croteau earned a Ph.D. from Florida State University, M.A. from Queens College CUNY, and a B.A. from Marist College. He has been an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities in Florida and has served as an officer or on the board of many community and church organizations. Currently, he is the volunteer president of the 21st Century Council, a non-profit addressing quality of life issues in the community and also a volunteer member of the Board of Directors of Envision Credit Union. He has been appointed a commissioner for The Florida Commission on Community Service, known as Volunteer Florida, currently serving as Treasurer, and is on the board of Volunteer Florida Foundation, Inc. Mr. Croteau is married to Theresa Clingenpeel Croteau, also a retired educator. They have five grown children and enjoy living and staying active in Tallahassee.