About Us

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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 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

Ann Yeager

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Whitney

Chief Operating Officer

Jamie Striley

Vice President of Human Resources

ReBecah Kilbury

Vice President of Vocational Services

Dave Markie

Vice President of CWS and Facility Operations

Eric Moore

Director of Operations














Board of Directors

  • Ellen Feldman, President
    Broome/ IBM Retired
  • Dave Sebastianelli, 1st Vice President
    Broome/ Brown & Brown Empire State
  • Kim Parker, 2nd Vice President
    Chenango/ Raymond Corporation
  • Nicki French, Secretary
    Broome/ United Way, Retired
  • Barbara Schindler, Treasurer
    Chenango/ Golden Artists
  • Robert Salankiewicz, Assistant Treasurer
    Broome/ Engineer, Retired
  • Dennis Mirabito
    Chenango/ Mang Insurance, Retired
  • Dorollo Nixon Jr., Esq.
    Broome/ Lachman & Gorton AttorneysB13
  • Gary Shay
    Broome/ Financial Advisor, Retired
  • James Savage
    Broome/ Tioga State Bank
  • John Stevens
    Broome/ Banking, Retired
  • Kathy Sheehan
    Broome/ BOCES, Retired
  • Lisa Dolphin
    Broome/ McFarland- Johnson Engineers
  • William Whitaker
    Chenango/ NBT Bank
  • Jeremy Sedelmeyer
    Broome/ Hinman, Howard & Kattel
  • Dr. Gail Rattinger
    Broome/ Binghamton University
  • Kelly Eurillo
    Broome/ School Psychologist
  • Maggie Collins
    Broome/ Broome Tioga BOCES
  • Michelle Karedes
    Broome/United Health Services
  • Dr. Pamela Stewart Fahs
    Broome/ Binghamton University