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Comings and Goings

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Multiple ANCOR member state associations have welcomed new CEOs and executive directors recently. We look forward to meeting them at upcoming ANCOR events!

Alliance for Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities 

HAMILTON, NJ: Cathy Chin was appointed CEO appointed after the untimely passing of our good friend and colleague, Dan Keating.

Community Provider Association

BATON ROUGE, LA: Caroline Meehan has been named the Executive Director of the Community Provider Association, Louisiana’s state provider association, as of January.

Idaho Association of Community Providers

BOISE, ID: Lydia Dawson is the new Executive Director of the Iowa Association of Community Providers, a new ANCOR state association member. Lydia previously served as the Executive Director of the Maine Association of Community Service Providers. 

Maine Association of Community Service Providers

HALLOWELL, ME: Following Lydia Dawson’s move to Idaho, Laura Cordes was named the new Executive Director of the Maine Association of Community Service Providers (one of eight state associations participating in ANCOR’s 100% state association membership pilot).

Oklahoma Community-Based Providers, Inc.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK: Pat Ownbey is now Executive Director of the association after its previous Executive Director, Samantha Galloway, accepted a position as Chief of Staff with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

Sarah Stanley, VP of Marketing and Product Management, SolanaSolana

TOLEDO, OH: Sarah Stanley was named Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for Solana, a software and business services company whose focus is on agencies that support individuals with I/DD. Solana is one of ANCOR’s Gold Partners. “We’re very happy to have Sarah on the team,” said Doug Nafziger, CEO at Solana. “Her broad experience and interpersonal skills will give us a competitive advantage on creating products for our current and future customers.”