We’re pleased to introduce Mary Valachovic as our new Executive Director. Mary comes to the Arc with over 25 years of experience supporting people with disabilities and their families. We are very excited about her joining and leading our team.
She began her career in New York State where she attended the University of New York at Albany. Mary moved to Massachusetts in the late 1980’s where she continued her career working in progressively responsible positions across the state. She comes to us with experience administering many different types of support services including, residential services, family support services, AFC services and other individualized support services. Most recently Mary served as Vice President of Adult Services at the Kennedy Donovan-Center and prior to that as Director of Specialized Services at Vinfen Corporation. Mary is committed to strong, ethical and values-based leadership and in working in close collaboration with talented employees, family members, self-advocates and other stakeholders.
Mary has a brother, Matthew, who has a developmental disability who serves as her inspiration both professionally and personally. Her empathy with family members is what guides her work and decision making every day.