Kingston, NY– The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has selected John McHugh, Executive Director of The Arc Ulster-Greene to join the organization’s Board of Directors. John will work to support NADSP in achieving its strategic goals, by providing guidance, consultation, and insight.
“To sit on the Board of Directors of a national organization is quite an honor. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my experiences with the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals,” said McHugh. “As the Executive Director of The Arc of Ulster-Greene, I encourage our staff to take part in the NADSP curriculum and proud to acknowledge that 20 staff members have participated in the curriculum and 10 have received their national certification.”
John joined The Arc of Ulster-Greene in early 2008 as chief financial officer, and became executive director in 2013. He has over 18 years of financial experience in the fields of disability services and hospital administration. John’s connection to The Arc began as a teen when his younger brother Jimmy, who was born with Down syndrome, and the entire family began to receive services from The Arc of Orange County. Now John is committed to helping families, just like his, and providing people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives.
John holds an MBA from SUNY New Paltz as well as a dual certified Masters in Education and Special Education from Mount St. Mary College.