We are pleased to inform you that the AHRC New York City Board of Directors has announced the hiring of its next CEO.  It is with a great deal of excitement and confidence that after an exhaustive search spanning several months that the AHRC NYC Board of Directors announces that Marco Damiani has been selected to fill this position commencing December 2017.

Many of you may know Mr. Damiani, who is a highly accomplished and well-respected senior health and human services executive. His career reflects many years of progressive not-for-profit I/DD and government experience in the fields of healthcare, behavioral health, community-based services and long-term care as an agency executive here in New York City. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Metro Community Health Centers, Inc.; is the Chairman of the Alliance for Integrated Care of New York; a former YAI Executive Vice President and Senior Director of Clinical & Family Services; and former Assistant Executive Director for Residential and Family Support Services at United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (now ADAPT Community Network), amongst many other positions of ever-increasing responsibility and influence spanning the last thirty-five years.

Mr. Damiani serves on several Boards related to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities and is currently the Chair of the influential Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Council. He has played a leadership role in the identification, development and acquisition and millions of dollars in grant funding from government and non-governmental funding sources.  He is highly knowledgeable in policy and practice around managed care, value-based payments, and transformational supports.  He is committed to professionals in our field and to the people we support and their families. All of which will no doubt contribute to his success at AHRC New York City.

Mr. Damiani will assume his new position in early December 2017 as Gary Lind concludes his five years with the organization. Gary and Marco will be working together over the coming weeks to facilitate a smooth transition. It is our collective vision to always provide services and supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families that are second to none. The team at AHRC New York City has shown time and again its commitment to excellence and a passion for the AHRC mission. We have every confidence that we will continue our forward momentum and assure a successful future for the organization and for those whom we are privileged to support.

We extend a warm welcome to Marco Damiani.