Friday, April 25, 2008

The Arc of the United States Announces New Executive Director

The Arc of the United States has announced the appointment of Peter Berns as Executive Director of The Arc of the United States. Peter Berns has recently served as Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Chief Executive Officer of the Standards for Excellence Institute, Peter brings the highest level of leadership and excellence in organizational development to this position.

In a letter to chapter leaders Mary V Jordan wrote, that after an extensive national search, we are excited to have selected Peter to lead The Arc into a new era of growth and development. Peter brings over 20 years of nonprofit management experience, governmental relations, advocacy and academia to this assignment. As a public policy advocate, he was instrumental in reforming state and federal Medicaid regulations improving life for persons with disabilities and their families. Indeed, Peter’s personal commitment to breaking down social barriers is unassailable.

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