Mission & Vision Statements

The Schenectady ARC Mission - Schenectady ARC is committed to helping people in the Capital Region enjoy healthy, rewarding lives as members of their community. Schenectady ARC brings staff, families and the community together to encourage dreams and respond to each person's life choices by offering high quality services, resources and supports.

The Schenectady ARC Vision - Partnerships create the power for people with developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and play as fulfilled members of society.

Schenectady ARC 2016 Board of Directors

Adrienne Westfall

Angelo DeFelippo
1st Vice President

Tammy Krisher
2nd Vice President

Thomas Rice
1st Treasurer

John White
2nd Treasurer

Noreen Zido
Recording Secretary

John Bresonis
Financial Secretary

Barbara Kania
Corresponding Secretary

Karen Britt
Director to 2016

Holly Gray
Director to 2016

Karl Horstmann
Director to 2016

Mary Otter
Director to 2017

Patricia Ross
Director to 2017

Bella Stuart
Director to 2017

If you would like to be involved with Schenectady ARC on a committee or as an event volunteer you can contact us


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Schenectady ARC Administrative Team

Schenectady ARC has over 600 employees and operates over twenty residences and three day services sites and various program support sites. The agency was established in 1952 as the Schenectady County Chapter of NYSARC, Inc. The agency serves over 1000 families and individuals in Schenectady County. We partner with a variety of government, non-profit and private sector companies to offer our families the best possible selection of services and supports that they can choose from.

Kirk M. Lewis
Executive Director
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Suzanne Pinto
Senior Associate Executive Director

Jane H. Canale
Associate Executive Director
Human Resources & Support Services

Jennifer Cole
Associate Executive Director
Employment & New Initiatives

Michele M. Dombroski
Associate Executive Director for Development

Brian Dwyer
Chief Financial Officer

To contact the administrative team you can call 518.372.1160.

Your Membership helps right now.

With a renewable membership you can support Schenectady ARC on an annual basis. We have automatic renewable memberships and year to year renewable. Your support helps Schenectady ARC to continue our advocacy for supports and services that have an impact on the lives of individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

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