Mello appointed CEO and president of LifeStream

BONNIE MELLO, left, has been named CEO and president of LifeStream. She succeeds John Lataweic, right, who retired on Aug. 11. / COURTESY LIFESTREAM
BONNIE MELLO, left, has been named CEO and president of LifeStream. She succeeds John Lataweic, right, who retired on Aug. 11. / COURTESY LIFESTREAM

NEW BEDFORD – Bonnie Mello has been named CEO and president of LifeStream Inc., the human service provider announced this week. Mello had served as chief operating officer of the company since 2014.

“We are extremely pleased with Bonnie’s appointment to president and CEO,” said Janice Robbins, LifeStream’s chairman of the board of directors. “Bonnie’s experience, skill set and knowledge of this organization and the services it provides really [stand] out.”

She succeeds John Latawiec, who retired on Aug. 11. Latawiec had served as CEO and president since 1997 and had worked for the company since 1988.

“Under John’s stewardship, LifeStream flourished and grew into a highly respected human service organization,” said Robbins. “He never lost sight of their mission to provide quality care and foster independence of the individuals they support. John’s integrity and commitment to LifeStream’s guiding principles have been key to its success. We are extremely grateful for his service and wish him well going forward.”

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The organization said that it has an operating budget of $27 million.

Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor. You may reach him at Bergenheim@PBN.com.

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