WACOSA is excited to announce that it has named its new Executive Director, Nancy Betts. Nancy has been the Vice President of WACOSA since 2018 and will assume the role of Executive Director effective July 1st, 2022.
Jon Archer, WACOSA’s Board of Director’s Chairperson states, “I am excited to share with you that Nancy Betts accepted the position of Executive Director. Nancy will be taking on the new role starting July 1 and will be working side by side with Steve Howard, WACOSA’s current Executive Director, through his retirement date of September 30th, 2022. I am confident that Nancy will do a fantastic job in this new role and look forward to her leadership for the Organization.”
Steve Howard, the current WACOSA Executive Director shares, “The WACOSA Board of Directors could not have made a better choice for Executive Director than Nancy Betts. Nancy is a visionary leader whose heart truly is for both the individuals WACOSA serves and the people WACOSA employs. Her passion and excitement for providing cutting-edge services will most certainly keep WACOSA moving forward in new and innovative ways in the years that follow”.
Nancy has worked with people with disabilities for over 25 years at WACOSA. Nancy’s career at WACOSA has included Direct Support Professional, Client Manager, Program Director and most recently as the Vice President of Quality Assurance and Programs. To name but a few of her many contributions, Nancy and her team have created multiple specialized programs to meet the needs of the people served at WACOSA, helped to create ThriftWorks! thrift store, developed Autism Spectrum Disorder curriculum, and most recently was involved in WACOSA’s innovative Connect Academy and other media opportunities which allows remote access to services at WACOSA.
Nancy expresses, “I am passionate about working with clients, parents, guardians, staff, home care providers, our various funding partners, area employers, and others to help build the strong network of collaborative supports to the people we all serve. As I transition to Executive Director I am excited to lead WACOSA’s future growth and continue the exceptional services for people with disabilities in our communities; and looking forward to new and innovative service options for people.”