Jerry Wische

Chief Executive Officer

Jerry Wische stands at The Center’s helm with a long history of helping nonprofits succeed. He began working with nonprofits while attending the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a master’s degree in social services. Prior to The Center, Jerry was the Director of the Jewish Community Center of Houston for 33 years. He was also the first Director of HeartGift Houston and spent three years as COO for the JCC Association in New York City. As someone who has dedicated his career to improving the lives of others, he is motivated every day by seeing the commitment of hundreds of staff members working to support the lives of adults with I/DD. In addition, Jerry continues to be an active leader in the United Way of Greater Houston. He devotes his free time to family, travel, and theater.