NEW BEDFORD – Lori Kydd of Fall River and Doug Hughes of Dartmouth have been promoted to positions on LifeStream’s leadership team. The announcement was made by Bonnie Mello, LifeStream’s president and chief executive officer.

Kydd was appointed vice president of operations and will have oversight of all Residential Services, Individual and Family Support programs, Acquired Brain Injury and Shared Living placement services. She joined LifeStream in 1994 and most recently served as senior director of Disabilities Services. Kydd is a graduate of Mount Ida College, Newton, and received her certificate in human resources from Bristol Community College. She resides with her husband and family in Fall River.

Hughes was appointed to vice president of clinical services and will oversee all therapy, psychology, quality assurance and Day Support programs. He joined LifeStream in 1998 and most recently served as senior director of clinical services. A licensed mental health counselor, Hughes worked for various human service agencies prior to joining LifeStream. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and received a Masters degree in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Hughes resides with his wife and family in Dartmouth.

LifeStream was founded in 1976 by a group of concerned parents seeking better care for their adult children with disabilities. Today it is one of the largest employers in New Bedford with 600 employees. It has an operating budget of $27 million which is funded primarily by government agencies at the federal and state levels. Core services include residential, day support, community and family support, employment and training and clinical services.