logosmall_May2013The Arc has a New Executive Director

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jlThe Arc California announced today that Jordan S. Lindsey has accepted the position of Executive Director and will start on March 15, 2017.  Lindsey, who worked for The Arc California as a lobbyist and Public Policy Director in 2007-08, has most recently been a strategic, policy and government relations consultant for such organizations as Senior Services Coalition of Alameda County, and Visiting Angels Home Care.

“We were very fortunate to have a number of very qualified candidates for this position,” said Richard Fitzmaurice, President of The Arc California Board of Directors. “Mr. Lindsey stood out because of his legislative, executive, and coalition building experience and because of his background in working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. One of his first jobs was a special education teacher.”

As Director of Public Affairs, Advocacy and Policy for the California Association for Health Services at Home Mr. Lindsey conducted statewide outreach campaigns, filed a lawsuit opposing reductions in Medi-Cal rates, and represented his industry as lead spokesperson in hundreds of meetings with state agencies.

“Basically, the same issues and concerns we grapple with at The Arc California,” said Interim Executive Director, Tim Hornbecker.  “It couldn’t have been a better fit.”

While with the Arc California, Lindsey built the very successful Partners in Policymaking program that trained people with developmental disabilities and their families in the details of being an effective advocate in Sacramento.

Lindsey takes over from Tony Anderson who resigned in January to become Executive Director of The Valley Mountain Regional Center in Stockton. 

“I learned a great deal from Tony during my tenure at The Arc,” said Lindsey, “with that background and with the help of the current Board of Directors, I’m confident we can take The Arc California to even higher levels of effectiveness.”

In his new role, Lindsey will lead the legislative collaborative forged between The Arc California and  United Cerebral Palsy (UCP).  He will also lead The Lanterman Coalition, a group of over 20 organizations that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and that take a unified stand when advocating on their behalf.

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