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When Joe joined Premier in 2019, he had already dedicated over 24 years of his life supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He’s worked with many respected leaders hand in hand in order to create a more perfect community by insisting, at times pushing against great resistance, that individuals with disabilities be a vital, visible and active part of the communities where they live and work.
He started his career in this field by working at summer camps, after school programs and recreational programs for individuals with disabilities. Working with families to help navigate their first ever separation from their loved ones had a profound impact on him and only solidified that this work is his calling and his forever career.
In 2014, he moved to New Jersey from New York to lead the Special Needs Department at the Somerset Hills YMCA. The inclusive and entrenched community support was truly an enlightening experience for him. He also attributes his knowledge of the New Jersey Medicaid program to his time with Our House Inc. where he was the Director of Residential Services and his time at the Arc Mercer where he was the Residential Administrator.
All of his life experiences and different roles with different organizations have positioned him well to be the Executive Director of Premier Supports, who feels very fortunate to have him on their team!