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.



Douglas Triebel, Director of Operations
 

Douglas Triebel has over 40 years of experience working with children and adults with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues in Louisiana and New York. Doug has extensive knowledge in developing, implementing, and monitoring quality improvement strategic plans and staff development programs in OPWDD funded Residences, Day Treatment, Medicaid Waiver and Service Coordination. He is a Certified Instructor in the Council on Quality Leadership (CQL) Personnel Outcome Measures and has 30 years’ experience in developing and conducting workshops on Direct Support Professional (DSP) core competencies, management/ leadership, person-centered planning, and Medicaid Service Coordinator CORE and specialty modules.

Doug has worked on multiple initiatives and task-forces collaborating with individuals, families, government and other service providers to bring about positive changes for the individuals we serve and the Direct Support Professionals who support them.

 




 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.


  



Everett Watts, Director of Residential Clinical Services

Mr. Watts started his administrative career with Community Resources Center in 2003 as an Assistant Manager at Arnow Ave IRA and was subsequently promoted to Residence Manager where he ran a successful program until 2008. Mr. Watts has returned to CRC after working for the past ten years for Adapt Community Network as a Director of IRA and ICF Residences.  Through his leadership and management of clinical, administrative and direct support professionals he facilitated the optimal functioning of all residential services, supports and operations; while maintaining compliance within all regulatory and overseeing governmental entities.  

In the role of Director of Residential and Programs Services, Mr. Watts developed and implemented various systematic approaches to residential operations including person centered planning treatment methodologies, medical supports and services, individual and program fiscal accounting systems and staff training and competency appraisals. Mr. Watts chaired the Human Rights Committee and was instrumental in developing Adapt’s Human Rights policy and procedures manual.

Mr. Watts worked collaboratively with the Information Technology department as a liaison for developing and training administrators of residence and day program on electronic record keeping initiatives. Additionally, he trained, and provided technical assistance to staff and Care Mangers on Medisked platforms (Connect and Coordinate), including the  newly developed  individual “ I AM Assessments”.    

Mr. Watts is a dedicated professional who will be an asset to CRC’s leadership team.


 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.