About the Arc of Yates


The Arc of Yates is a non-profit service organization for people with developmental disabilities. Founded in 1975 by parents of individuals with developmental disabilities, the Agency began providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Yates County in upstate New York.

Today, the Arc of Yates serves adults, seniors, and children with disabilities throughout Yates and surrounding counties. Services provided by the Arc of Yates include Service Coordination, Community-based Services, Residential Living, Clinical Services, Employment, Habilitation, and Industrial.

With a focus on key values of integrity, diversity, results, quality, and respect, the Arc of Yates is poised to support the evolving needs of individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and their communities. Services enable them to lead healthy, meaningful and secure lives while achieving their maximum potential.

The Arc of Yates provides access to public information, as required. 


Arc of Yates is governed by a Board of Directors and operates under the direction of an Executive Director.

Meet the Board of Directors


Allen Connely, Executive Director

Allen Connely was appointed to the post of Executive Director effective August, 2018. Allen began his professional career in the international business arena where he held senior management roles.  He has worked in over 20 countries and upon his return to the states began his own company in the automotive industry.  He served as the Executive Vice President of Keystone Independence Management, an organization that offers management and leadership services to non-profits, where he consistently demonstrated the ability to ensure sustainability as well as providing jobs for the people they support.


As the current Executive Director for the Arc of Seneca Cayuga, he possesses extensive leadership experience in the field of developmental disabilities and an understanding of the challenges facing human services agencies.


Allen holds both an MBA and a Master of International Management.

Ashley Burke, Senior VP of Services

Ashley BurkeAshley Burke serves as the Senior Vice President of Services and is responsible for the oversight and quality improvement initiatives of our traditional waiver based programs, which includes; Residential, Community Supports, Vocational, Agency Intake, Day Habilitation (Center for Lifelong Learning), and Clinical Services.

Ashley has over 10 years of leadership experience at the Arc of Yates in the Vocational and Residential programs. 

She has championed various continuous quality improvement initiatives during her tenure and is responsible for the opening of several new Residential sites.

Ashley holds a B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources from Keuka College and a Masters in Business Management also from Keuka College.


Deborah Fabris-Coon, Chief Education Administrator

Deborah Fabris-Coon

Inspired by individuals of all ages, Deb’s tenure at the Arc has evolved from Principal at Keuka Lake School to the Agency’s Chief Educational Administrator, overseeing both the Keuka Lake School and D.R.I.V.E. program run in conjunction with Keuka College and Dundee Central Schools.

With degrees from SUNY Geneseo, Nazareth and a degree in Educational Leadership from SUNY Brockport, her extensive background as an educator and administrator has enabled her to serve as a true champion for people with developmental disabilities. 

A Yates County resident for 30 years, Deb supports the Penn Yan community through her volunteer efforts with the Yates County Women’s Organization and the Penn Yan Rotary. 


Tammy Raub, VP of Finance

Tammy Raub

Tammy serves as Vice President of Finance, supporting the mission by ensuring that gifts and revenue are utilized efficiently and effectively in support of individuals and their families while maintaining the financial stability of the organization.

Tammy brings over 20 years of financial leadership experience primarily in the non-profit sector.  Previous positions include the VP for Financial Affairs & Treasurer of Utica College and Controller at both Alfred University and St. Bonaventure University.  She holds a Master’s of Business Administration in Economic Crime and Fraud Management from Utica College and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University. 

She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York State and is a member of the NYS Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.



Additional information is available upon request by contacting the Arc of Yates at (315) 536-7447.

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Our Location

235 North Avenue 
Penn Yan, NY 14527

 (315) 536-7447