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.

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

Meggan Taylor

Regional Vice President Programs

Laura Thompson

Regional Vice President Programs






Board of Directors


Dave Chambers President

Broome | Delta Engineers

Barbara Schindler, Treasurer

Chenango | Golden Artists

Lisa Dolphin, 1st Vice President

Broome | Shumaker Engineering

Jim Savage, 2nd Vice President

Broome | Tioga State Bank

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

Dennis Mirabito

Chenango | Mang Insurance Retired

Jim Peduto

Broome | Knowledgeworx

Dr. Gail Rattinger

Broome | Binghamton University

Kathy Sheehan

Broome | Broome Tioga BOCES Retired

John Stevens

Broome | Banking Retired

William Whitaker

Chenango | NBT Bank