Class of 1978
Paul Preston, a 1978 graduate of Olean High, is a non-profit executive who has spent the duration of his career assisting those in need.
During his tenure at DePaul, Inc. — which provides assisted living services for seniors; residential, rehabilitation and treatment services to individuals with developmental disabilities; and addiction prevention and support services — the company grew from a small mental health clinic serving the needs of children and adults in Rochester, New York to a multi-faceted agency providing care to more than 5,000 people annually in 19 counties in both New York and North Carolina. Mr. Preston began his tenure there as a live-in counselor in 1984, and his hard work and dedication later earned him a position as executive director and vice president.
Mr. Preston received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters in Counseling from St. Bonaventure University, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of Long-Term Care Facilities.