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Gregory Sorrentino, our new CEO

Sorrentino Appointed New President & CEO of the Center for Disability Services, Succeeds Alan Krafchin

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Center for Disability Services

Sorrentino Appointed New President & CEO of the Center for Disability Services, Succeeds Alan Krafchin

Effective January 2, 2019, Gregory J. Sorrentino will be the new President & CEO of the Center For Disability Services. Sorrentino has been an executive at the Center for 25 years, serving most recently as its President and Chief Financial Officer, and prior to that, as Chief Operating Officer. He is licensed as a New York State Certified Public Accountant and is a New York State Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. He succeeds Alan Krafchin, who is retiring after 43 years of distinguished service in the field of human services and nearly two decades as President & CEO at the Center.

The Center is the largest integrated health care and education services organization in Upstate New York dedicated to serving individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. It provides specialized health care, skilled pediatric and young adult nursing care, residential, respite and education services for 12,000 individuals with disabilities and support for families. The Center provides services at 80 locations in 15 counties and has 2,400 employees.

“The Center has become what it is today in large measure due to the leadership of Alan Krafchin, and for that we applaud and thank him. Greg Sorrentino is the perfect ‘next CEO’ for the Center, as he deeply understands the needs of the people we support and the families we serve,” said Jeff Killeen, Chairperson of the Center’s Governing Board, adding, “Greg is the ideal CEO to now lead the Center as it continues to innovate on care delivery for individuals with disabilities and create the strategic alliances which will be necessary for success in this emerging health care environment.”

“I am honored I was appointed to lead the Center for Disability Services, an organization so important in the lives of thousands of people who have disabilities and their families,” said Sorrentino. “We take this responsibility seriously. The Center has a positive impact today and seeks to improve tomorrow for our students, residents and program participants. The Center’s executives and staff members work together to meet daily and long term challenges with creativity and resourcefulness in order to support the people we serve. Thanks to our dedicated board members and tremendous support from corporate and individual donors as well as our community, we are strategically planning our course for the future.”

“For 76 years, the Center has delivered on its commitment to be the place where people get better at life. I could not be more pleased that the Governing Board of the Center chose Greg Sorrentino as my successor. I have every confidence that Greg will enable the Center to flourish and continue this most important legacy,” said Alan Krafchin, former President & CEO.

Sorrentino was an adjunct faculty member in Financial Accounting at Sage Colleges Graduate Division and was a member of the Sage Colleges Graduate School Advisory Board. Currently, Sorrentino is a member of the Health Program Task Force at Siena College. He has served the community on the Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Board, St. Margaret’s Center Board, St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Our Lady of Mercy Life Center and Albany Medical Center’s Better Health for Northeast New York Finance Committee.

Sorrentino lives in Guilderland with his wife, Sherry. They have three children, Gina, Sarah and Vincent.

The Center for Disability Services, known as the place where people get better at life, is one of upstate New York’s largest providers of programs and services for individuals who have disabilities. Based in Albany, New York, the Center has more than 80 locations throughout the 15 county Capital and Saratoga/Lake George region which offer primary care, dental, outpatient therapy and specialty medical services, education, job training, residential, respite and transportation services. A community resource for 76 years, it supports independence for its students, residents and adult program participants. The Center’s innovative programs and vital services are often not available elsewhere. In addition to its main site, the Center has four divisions: Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center, which provides support and customized programs for individuals from birth to adulthood who have Down syndrome, Life Quality Solutions Incubator, the Center’s research arm, Prospect Center in Queensbury with its CloverPatch Preschool, Langan School at Prospect Center, adult Day Habilitation program and adult residential program and St. Margaret’s Center in Albany, a pediatric and young adult skilled nursing facility.



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