Administrative Team


Hanns Meissner
Chief Executive Officer


Tracey Hempel
Associate Executive Director


Hongwei Zhang
Director of Finance


Lisa Anderson
Director of Family and
Community Supports & Self Direction


Donald Mullin
Chief Financial Officer


Edward Martin
Associate Executive Director


Alisa Hobb
Director of Human Resources


Amber Mulford
Director of Residential Services


James Blessing
Associate Executive Director


CJ Heins
Director of Quality Assurance


Sandy VanEck
Director of Innovation & Design


Carrie Painter
Director of Brunswick Center Services

Testimonials and Success Stories

I love working with so many very good, very kind, helpful and humble staff, and I enjoy the team spirit. I like the administration’s recognition of personal needs and pleasures in terms of reasonable flex time. I love the “family spirit” as well. Many of us have become lifelong friends. I also love the benefit package – it is very valuable.

I have learned to remember that some, many people, our customers, have it harder in almost all aspects of being alive; I now am more aware of the need to upgrade their experiences and also advocate for social respect for them. I would recommend that people learn, for themselves, more about who is less fortunate, to get involved in a personal and experiential way, to say hello, to decidedly open their hearts and see the reality of these persons’ dilemmas and perhaps get involved in solutions; Then I would recommend they volunteer, help financially if feasible, and if inclined, consider a career or a vocation in a helping field. Finally, I would encourage them to talk about these matters with their friends, family, and everyone they know and meet. Pass it on - Plant a seed - Grow it!

–Sally McCracken, Innovation Specialist (7 years) and Relief Staff (10 years)
The Arc of Rensselaer County

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