GoodLife was founded by families in 1977 and while Dr. Mike Strouse is not the only one to serve as president across our organization’s history, he is certainly the one to serve in this role the longest. On Monday June 6, 2022, we were honored to help Mike celebrate his 37th year as GoodLife’s president and CEO. “I’m actually calling this the 2nd anniversary of my 35th anniversary,” joked Mike, “but in all honesty, it’s a pleasure to see just how much of a meaningful difference we’ve been able to make across time.” When Mike came on board GoodLife (then called Community Living Opportunities, or CLO) operated just 2 residential group homes in Johnson County. Now GoodLife is home to more than 58 residential settings across Kansas as well as numerous day programs, 117 Shared Living arrangements, Midnight Farm, North Star Child Development Center, iLink Technologies, and is even expanding its reach through GoodLife University, a joint initiative made possible by our 40 year partnership with the University of Kansas Department of Applied Behavioral Analysis. “Some might look at 37 years and think we are nearing the end, but I can honestly say that this is still just the beginning of the amazing work that GoodLife is going to do,” said Mike.
Dr. Mike Strouse Celebrates 37 Years as GoodLife’s CEO
June 6, 2022