Who We Are

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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 three 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 independence of persons with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities through services provided in
Broome, Chenango and Tioga Counties.


To be the leading regional resource and premier provider of comprehensive services to individuals with
intellectual and other developmental disabilities.


Support – The diversity, education and commitment of the staff who serve persons with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities.
Equality – The dreams, aspirations and goals of persons with developmental and other disabilities and their right to a
full, productive, and responsible role in society.
Inclusion – The rights of persons with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities to make their own choices.
Passion – Being family-led and professionally managed.

Executive Management Team

Amy Howard

Chief Executive Officer

Jill LoVuolo

Chief Operating Officer

Ann Yeager

Chief Financial Officer

Brittany Gaynor

Vice President of Innovation & Clinical Services

Preston Evans

Vice President Development & Donor Relations

Laura Thompson

Regional Vice President Programs

Wendy Glanville

Vice President Human Resources

Matt Rouff

Vice President Programs, Residential & Day Habilitation






Board of Directors


Dave Chambers, President

Broome | Delta Engineers

Jim Peduto, Vice President

Broome | Knowledgeworx

Barbara Schindler, Treasurer

Chenango | Golden Artists

Nicki French, Secretary

Broome | United Way, Retired

Erin Cummings

Broome | Hinman, Howard & Kattell

Dr. Pamela Stewart Fahs

Broome | Binghamton University

Ellen Feldman

Broome | IBM Retired

Michelle Karedes

Broome | United Health Services

Tammy Kocak

Tioga | Empire State Development

Dennis Mirabito

Chenango | Mang Insurance Retired

Dr. Gail Rattinger

Broome | Binghamton University

Carol Rosenbaum

Broome | Self-Advocate, Binghamton University

Kathy Sheehan

Broome | Broome Tioga BOCES Retired

John Stevens

Broome | Banking Retired

Mary Surdey

Broome | Johnson City School District

William Whitaker

Chenango | NBT Bank