Meet the Directors
Kevin M. Meade, Executive Director
A professional in the field of service provision to individuals with developmental disabilities and a member of the CRC Team since 1982, Mr. Kevin M. Meade was named Executive Director of CRC, in 1999, following the retirement of CRC’s Founder and Executive Director, Sr. Barbara Eirich.
Mr. Meade is credited for navigating the agency through State fiscal cuts, rate rationalization and through the agency’s most recent move of its administrative offices to the Hutchinson Metro Center.
Mr. Meade’s introduction to CRC was in 1980 when he worked alongside Direct Support Professionals in a college field placement for coursework that supported his undergraduate degree. As a result, he was hired by CRC as an Assistant Program Manager, in 1982, and was quickly promoted to Program Manager in 1983. As the agency expanded its services, Mr. Meade advanced to an Administrative role to oversee the development that doubled the agency’s size.
In 1984, Mr. Meade assumed the role Associate Executive Director, a position he held for 15 years. During this time, he developed new facilities and worked on another relocation from site selection and design to certification. He headed the management team that negotiated the first Collective Bargaining Agreement with Local 1199 SEIU and all subsequent contracts since. He also developed an understanding of NYS OPWDD and Medicaid funding and rate analysis and spearheaded rate appeals to bring financial stability to the agency.
Community-minded, he has also served as President of the Bronx Developmental Disabilities Council and sat on the Board of Directors of Interagency Council. He is currently a Board Member of Advance of Greater New York, a managed care formation group, which is comprised of 50 agencies in the field.
Mr. Meade earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Baruch College and a Master of Science Degree in Special Education with Concentration Certification in Residential Program Administration from Hunter College.
Kathleen Macias-Torres, Associate Executive Director
Kathleen Macias-Torres has joined CRC as the new Associate Executive Director. As part of her leadership role, Kathleen supervises the agency's Directors of Social Service, Human Resource and Operations of the Residential Programs. She is also responsible in monitoring compliance of regulations and agency practices.
Prior to joining CRC, Kathleen was the Program Director at AdvoServ of Connecticut where she assisted in the launching of a new state 24/7 residential program for individuals with developmental disabilities and behavioral disorders. Additionally, she was the Executive Director for AllCare Provider Services, Inc. in the Bronx, where she was overseeing the daily operations of the nonprofit organization providing childcare, education and case management services. At AllCare Provider Services, Kathleen was instrumental in opening a new daycare center in the Bronx for children with intellectual disabilities and expanding a Medicaid Service Coordination Program in New York City.
Since 1997, Kathleen, a Bronx native has been providing advocacy, resources and services to the residents of New York City. She has 14 years of executive management and supervisory experience administering programs that serve children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities. Kathleen has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Boston University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of New Haven. She has also completed a Certificate in Human Resource Management.
John P. Galvin, Human Resources Director
John Galvin joined CRC in May 2000 as Assistant Program Manager at the Bill Byron II residence, currently, Arnow Avenue. In 2003, he transitioned to Assistant Program Manager at the Florence Street residence and, in 2005, was promoted to Program Manager at the Wales Avenue residence. In 2008, Mr. Galvin was promoted to Senior Program Manager where he was responsible in several of CRC's residences. He has also served as a certified SCIP Instructor assisting the Training Director.
After studying Human Resources Management at Empire State College and in March 2009, Mr. Galvin was promoted to CRC’s Human Resources Director. In this position, he has helped establish a strong relationship with the Bronx EOC, which honored him with its Employer Service Award in June 2013.
Anna Martinez, Operations Director
Initially employed by CRC as a Program Manager in 2002, Ms. Anna Martinez left the agency to continue her studies and earn a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Adelphi University. After gaining additional experience as a Social Worker and Case Manager Supervisor, Ms. Martinez returned to CRC, in 2007, as a QMRP. She was promoted to Operations Director, in 2009. As the Operations Director of CRC, Ms. Martinez supervises the Clinical team of the organization and the QIDPs who are responsible in overseeing the quality assurance of all the residential homes. She is also the principal liaison for the agency in OPWDD related audits.
E. Ann Maccarone, Social Services Director
E. Ann Maccarone has been part of CRC’s team for 29 years working with individuals who have developmental disabilities. As Social Services Director since 1999, Ms. Maccarone coordinates and maintains benefits and entitlements for all individuals and keeps abreast of regulations to promote person centered planning and access to available services through OPWDD and OMH. Ms. Maccarone also coordinates residential admissions and discharges; and works closely with self-advocates, families and correspondences surrounding issues of consent, guardianship and succession/future planning.
A true agency supporter, Ms. Maccarone has also served CRC in various capacities including Residence Program Manager, Director of Residential [IRA] Services and Incident Review/Human Rights Committee Chair for Agency Quality & Improvement. She actively participates in new residential [IRA] development including the establishment and supervision of CRC's Medicaid Service Coordination program.
Ms. Maccarone earned a Bachelor’s of Social Work Degree from Arizona State University, Graduate Certificate in Transition Planning from New York Medical College Graduate School of Health Services, along with multiple Professional Certificates from Hunter College, NYSARCA, New York State Department of Health, AMA, National Association of Social Workers and OPWDD.