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Arc of Yates Will Bid Farewell to President and CEO Daniele Lyman-Torres

Arc of Yates Will Bid Farewell to President and CEO Daniele Lyman-Torres

Arc of Yates will bid farewell to President and CEO Daniele Lyman-Torres. Daniele joined the Arc of Yates three years ago during a time of significant transition and growth for the local agency. Daniele will move on to time with family and engaging in other community pursuits. Lyman-Torres stated “I have been fortunate to work with such committed board members, staff and community members at the Arc. We have accomplished a number of great achievements together and there are many more opportunities ahead. The individuals served by the organization have benefited from all we have done, and as I move on, I will look forward to seeing those plans come to life.”

“The Board regrets Daniele’s departure and she will be greatly missed” notes Ann McMullen, Board of Directors.  “Her broad-based knowledge and expertise have been immensely helpful in leading the Arc of Yates through a changing and challenging environment.  She leaves us in a much stronger position to fully realize our mission to promote, protect, and support those with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.”

We note some of the significant accomplishments of her tenure:

·         Continuation and completion of flood recovery at 235 North Street, the agency’s primary site for day programs

·         Continuing the stabilization of the agency following merger exploration that resulted in the decision to remain independent.

·         Relocation and expansion of Keuka Lake School with the addition of much needed day care services for the broader community

·         Implementation of Yates Transit Services in collaboration with Yates County and other partners that utilized the agencies transportation fleet to provide all county residents with their first public transportation option

·         Spearheading and leading the region’s collaborative in the development of a care coordination model designed to fully comply with upcoming federal and state mandates for delivery of services to those we support.

·         Moving the agency forward in the use of upgraded technology designed to improve delivery of services, manage financial resources, and streamline internal communications.

·         Securing significant grant awards from private foundations that have allowed the agency to expand and improve delivery of services in an era of diminishing public funding

·         Spearheading a collaborative effort to develop an apartment complex that would be an inclusive living setting for those we support and that included obtaining public funding for the project.

·         With spirit and enthusiasm, she led the agency’s successful planning and implementation of an annual “Camp Week” program off site at a local camp.  Every member of the Arc community was able to experience the joys and outdoor adventures of camp life.

The Arc of Yates Board of Directors is considering multiple options for a President and CEO search. Lyman-Torres will be working in concert with the Board and community partners during the transition. The timeline for a new leadership selection will be completed in the summer. The Arc of Yates plans to celebrate Daniele’s accomplishments as a part of the transition.
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