During the darkest moments of the pandemic our organization was still finding unique ways to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families, expanding and developing supports, services and programs. With the continually increasing demand for support services and for expansion, to strengthen and to position the organization for future growth and to meet the challenges ahead, it was determined by the CHS Executive leadership team together with the CHS Board of Directors, that a new leadership position was necessary and would be added. That decision led to a national search, led by a third-party recruitment agency. The search presented several strong candidates giving the leadership team a solid assortment of leaders to select from. We are excited to introduce Amy Miner-Fletcher, from Massachusetts.

Amy joined CHS as Vice President of Programs and Services in July. Initially responding to CHS, Amy said “The prospect of this role calls to my drive to continue to serve vulnerable individuals and their families in a mission-driven culture.” Amy is a career long leader in the service of others with over twenty years of leadership experience as an operational and clinically trained executive. Amy holds a BA in Psychology, a MA in Counseling Psychology, and is a licensed mental health counselor. She has a background in growing, managing, mentoring, and motivating teams to support employees in achieving their highest potential.

In prior positions, Amy focused on serving families, children, and vulnerable individuals, with an emphasis in early childhood and autism services in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She has a proven track record of collaborating cross-functionally, developing new leaders, and spearheading multi-million-dollar service lines and mission and value driven programs by identifying and implementing industry trends and best practices. Amy’s extensive experience working with families and enhancing service delivery will be an asset in her role as VP of Programs and Services. She will continue the expansion of CHS’s vision, strategy and structure, strengthening staff capacity, while further developing organization culture and system improvements. Amy is responsible for strengthening our Residential, Individual Support, Shared Living, and Acquired Brain Injury Services, while developing a strong team in Human Resources.

We are very happy to have Amy join us and are excited about the many contributions she will make to our work.