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

Lauren's Story

Meet Lauren, a young woman who has an upbeat, energetic, engaging personality along with a remarkable enthusiasm for life. Her interests include the medical field, forensic science, and sports. Lauren has become a first responder with the Hoags Corner volunteer ambulance company where she has been a member for over a year.

But one of the most important parts of Lauren’s life was her love of music. This love for music led her to meet Rachel, an employee at The Arc of Rensselaer. One day, Lauren was rockin’ out in the hallway with drum sticks and air drums. Rachel asked her if she played drums. She replied, “Yes!” and insisted she was going to be a rock star!

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