Meet the Directors
Kevin M. Meade, Executive Director
Kevin M. Meade became CRC's executive director when Sr. Barbara retired in 1999. But he first came to CRC in 1980 to work alongside its direct support professionals during and undergraduate field placement. In 1982, CRC hired Mr. Meade as an assistant program manager, promoted him to program manager a year later, and then to an administrative role in which he oversaw the development that doubled the agency's size.
By 1984, Mr. Meade was CRC's associate executive director, a position he held for 15 years. Dedicated to community, he has served as president of the Bronx Developmental Disabilities Council and sat on the Interagency Council's board of directors. Since 2016, he has served the board of directors of Advance of Greater New York, which represents more than 50 culturally diverse agencies that help individuals with developmental disabilities and a vast array of needs. Mr. Meade also serves on the board of directors of Singula Institute, a research group that provides evidence-based and data-driven approaches to mental health treatment. In addition, he volunteers as a medical school applicant screener for New York Medical College. After completing his bachelor's degree in industrial and organizational psychology at Baruch College, Mr. Meade earned his master's in special education with a certification i residential program administration from Hunter College.
Karline Henry, Clinical and Residential Services Director
Karline Henry joined CRC in 2019 as Director of Clinical and Residential Services. Ms. Henry has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Queens College, and a master’s in disability studies from the CUNY School of Professional Studies.
Ms. Henry began working with individuals with intellectual disabilities in 1987 as an outreach coordinator for Haitian American United for Progress. From 1990–1992, she worked in early intervention with NYC Board of Education, and then joined the Department of Health (DOH) providing public housing assistance and other services to individuals with HIV and developmental disabilities. Following her tenure with the DOH, she spent 25 years at the Association for the Advancement of the Blind and Retarded, (AABR), working as a comprehensive medicaid case manager, residential habilitation coordinator, assistant director of family services, and finally, as director of family services. Before joining CRC, Ms. Henry worked as the director of Able Healthcare- Queens Branch. She has also served as co-chair of the MSC committee and of the family and community support committee of the Queens Developmental Disabilities Council. Ms. Henry has dedicated her life to making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities, and providing them with the best possible care.
E. Ann Maccarone, Social Services Director
E. Ann Maccarone has belonged to the CRC family for 29 years. Social services director since 1999, Ms. Maccarone coordinates and maintains benefits and entitlements for all individuals. She keeps abreast of regulations to promote person-centered planning and access to available services through the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and the New York State Office of Mental Health. She coordinates residential admissions and discharges, works closely with self-advocates (individuals with developmental disabilities who make their own services choices and sign their own consent forms) and families, and oversees correspondences about consent, guardianship and succession/future planning. She also participates in new residential [IRA] development, and is a primary liaison with the families.
Ms. Maccarone earned her bachelor’s in social work from Arizona State University, a graduate certificate in transition planning from New York Medical College's Graduate School of Health Services, along with multiple professional certificates from Hunter College, The New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies, New York State Department of Health, American Medical Association, National Association of Social Workers and OPWDD.