Our Staff

The outstanding staff your loved one deserves.

At Daymark Living, you'll find an experienced, trustworthy team. They are committed to providing residents with the care, individual attention, and real-world skills they need to achieve their fullest potential. And they are equally dedicated to making Daymark Living a safe and healthy community where adults with IDD can truly thrive.

A better approach to hiring.

It takes a special kind of person to work at Daymark Living. To them, it's much more than a job-it's a career, and a calling. A real dedication to providing a better option for adults with IDD where they can achieve greater independence and a better quality of life. And we support our staff along the way by holding true to our goals and core values.

Core Values

  • Respect
  • Interdependence
  • Service
  • Safety
  • Enrich

Goals

  • To create a caring place to belong
  • To inspire self-confidence
  • To encourage personal development
  • To provide job-specific training
  • To build meaningful relationships with peers, staff and the community at large

Staff spotlight

Mark Richards
Executive Director

Mark Richards has a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 25 years focused on serving adults and children with special needs and behavioral disorders. Mark has held executive positions in community, residential and acute behavioral programs including CEO of Meridell Achievement Center north of Austin and Marillac Center north of Austin and Marillac Center in Overland Park, KS. While in Kansas, he served on the executive councils for The Children's Alliuance and the Mental Health Coalition, and served on the Kansas Governor's Mental Health Services Planning Council, where he advocated to improve the independence and quality of life for behavioral health of consumers.

Molly Sullivan Taylor
Ph. D. | Daymark Living Director of Programs and Resident Life

Dr. Molly Sullivan Taylor attended Baylor University and earned an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders in 1998. She did a full-time internship at both Cook Children’s Hospital and Our Children’s House at Baylor in child life. She worked at The Rise School of Dallas as a lead teacher from 2000–2007 and as Educational Coordinator from 2006–2009. Dr. Taylor received both master’s and doctoral degrees in child development from Texas Woman’s University with a research focus on the effects of early intervention on the development of children with Down syndrome. She was recently a contributing author for a book on public school reform titled Yes We Can! Improving Urban Schools Through Innovative Educational Reform and is a special-interest author for Texarkana Parenting Magazine. Dr. Taylor is an adjunct professor at Texas Woman’s University, where she teaches graduate-level classes to others who share her passion.

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