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Agency History

ACHIEVE was founded in 1952 by 10 families looking for social and educational opportunities for their children in Broome County. Since that time, ACHIEVE has grown to serve over 2,200 individuals with disabilities in 3 counties- Broome, Chenango and Tioga.


As a chapter of the Arc of New York, it is the mission of ACHIEVE to advocate for an enhanced quality of life through skill advancement, inclusion, integration, socialization, and keep independence of persons with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities through services provided in Broome, Chenango and Tioga Counties.

Executive Management Team

Amy Howard

Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Whitney

Chief Operating Officer

Ann Yeager

Chief Financial Officer

Jamie Striley

Chief Human Resource Officer

Preston Evans

Vice President Development & Donor Relations

Eric Moore

Vice President CWS

Laura Thompson

Vice President Programs


Board of Directors






  • Dave Sebastianelli, President
    Broome/ Brown & Brown Empire State
  • Lisa Dolphin, 1st Vice President
    Broome/ Shumaker Engineering & Land Surveying
  • Kim Parker, 2nd Vice President
    Chenango/ Raymond Corporation
  • Nicki French, Secretary
    Broome/ United Way, Retired
  • Barbara Schindler, Treasurer
    Chenango/ Golden Artists
  • David Chambers
    Broome/ Delta Engineers
  • Maggie Collins
    Broome/ Broome Tioga BOCES
  • Dr. Pamela Stewart Fahs
    Broome/ Binghamton University
  • Ellen Feldman
    Broome/ IBM Retired
  • Michelle Karedes
    Broome/United Health Services
  • Dennis Mirabito
    Chenango/ Mang Insurance, Retired
  • Dorollo Nixon Jr., Esq.
    Broome/ Lachman & Gorton Attorneys
  • Dr. Gail Rattinger
    Broome/ Binghamton University
  • Robert Salankiewicz
    Broome/ Engineer, Retired
  • James Savage
    Broome/ Tioga State Bank
  • Gary Shay
    Broome/ Financial Advisor, Retired
  • Kathy Sheehan
    Broome/ BOCES, Retired
  • John Stevens
    Broome/ Banking, Retired
  • William Whitaker
    Chenango/ NBT Bank