The ANCOR Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 class of inductees into its Legacy Leaders Circle. The ANCOR Foundation Legacy Leaders Circle recognizes the accomplishments of long-standing ANCOR members who made significant contributions to shape ANCOR as the leading national trade association for provider agencies. The induction took place earlier this May at a ceremony during the 2016 ANCOR Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.
The ANCOR Foundation Legacy Leaders Circle celebrates the accomplishments of the men and women who have paved the way to life in the community for people with disabilities. These visionary leaders have made meaningful community participation a reality for thousands of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the years:
Regis Champ led the Allegheny Valley School (AVS) from 1972 until his retirement in 2010 as President and CEO. Prior to being named CEO, Regis worked as the Social Service Director and Administrator of AVS’ Pittsburgh Campus. Under his leadership, AVS grew into a statewide agency that provided homes and vital services to over 900 individuals through over 125 programs and facilities. Regis’ exceptional leadership led to the partnership and ultimate merger of NHS and AVS, which is today, the NHS Allegheny Valley School.
Regis represented AVS, a longstanding ANCOR member since 1971, on the ANCOR Board as a Director from 1980-81 and as Vice President for Governmental Concerns from 1981 – 84. During this time, he was appointed by President Reagan to a Department of Labor Task Force regarding sheltered works.
Maureen Corcoran is the former President/CEO of OPRA and a long-standing advocate for individuals with disabilities in Ohio. Maureen was a champion in the public policy area who fought to assure adequate services and supports for citizens with disabilities. She shepherded through the Ohio legislature one of the largest DSP increases in Ohio history. Today, Maureen continues her work as President of Vory’s Health Care Advisors LLC, assisting OPRA and ANCOR in public policy development.
Tim Kral worked in the developmental disabilities field for nearly 40-years, first with provider organizations and the last 28-years as the first Executive Director of the Oregon Rehabilitation Association (ORA). Tim was also an active ANCOR member for over 20-years which enabled him to stay current with the latest developments that impacted the I/DD field, improving his state association’s ability to advocate for the people they serve.
Among Tim’s proudest accomplishments is his advocacy to promote active participation of state associations in ANCOR’s work. He saw this collaboration as a way to enhance ANCOR’s and the state associations’ collective political influence; offer broad representation across the country on important issues; and offer opportunities for expanded networking among the state association executives to share ideas and visions for positive change. Today, Tim considers a cadre of state association directors as mutual advisors, mentors, and friends.
Marty Lampner is the President and CEO of Chimes International in Maryland. He is a long-time ANCOR member, serving on various leadership committees to include the ANCOR Board, the Government Relations committee, the Board of Representatives, and served as Research Committee Chair and Marketing and Communications Chair. He is a founding member of ANCOR’s National Advocacy Campaign (NAC) and chaired the committee that created the first ANCOR report on Wages for DSPs. Marty currently serves on ANCOR’s Government Relations Leadership committee.
Dan Rosen is a consultant, lecturer, and university professor. Prior to establishing D. Rosen Associates, he had an over 30-year career as a CEO of provider organizations in New York, Arkansas, and Connecticut. Dan consulted across the country and internationally, and authored publications on a range of topics to include adaptive behavior, the ADA, autism, corporate compliance, development and funding of community services, deinstitutionalization, direct support professionals, workplace violence, and management issues.
Similar to many of our Legacy Leaders, Dan was a long-time and active ANCOR member. He was a member of the ANCOR Board of Representatives for 5 years, served on the Finance Committee as Treasurer, and served as Chairperson for the Joint Staff Credentialing Project (ANCOR, AAMR, and NASPRF) from 1992-96. He was also a member of the 1993 ANCOR subcommittee on Regional Training; the Membership Committee; the Legislative Priorities Committee; and the ICF/MR sub-committee. Dan represented ANCOR as a Speaker at the 1990 AAMR Conference on Quality Assurance and served on the editorial board for ANCOR’s Links newsletter.
Karin Stockwell has been an active ANCOR volunteer and leader throughout most of her 23 years of service to Dungarvin. Karin has been Minnesota's representative on the ANCOR Board of Representatives for the past 13 years - and counting. She has been a strong liaison between ANCOR and its affiliated Minnesota provider association, ARRM. Karin has tirelessly encouraged Minnesota providers to be active ANCOR members and to participate in conferences and ARRM's advocacy work.
Karin has been an active member of the ANCOR Government Relations Committee for many years, including a stint as co-chair of its Medicaid Subcommittee. She also co-chaired the National Advocacy Campaign, and previously served a three-year term on the ANCOR Board of Directors, serving as the liaison between the Board of Directors and the Board of Representatives. Through her government relations service, Karin significantly helped to shape ANCOR's positions and advocacy in the areas of Medicaid payment rates, self-directed services and supports, and ANCOR's input into CMS' development of revisions to the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) rule.
Janet Stover has been President & CEO of the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (IARF) since April of 2000. Prior to this role Janet Served as Associate Executive Director. Her entire career – from volunteer to President & CEO – has been spent advancing the cause of community-based care for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities and serious mental illnesses. During her 16 years as leader of IARF, she has not only grown the membership but has enhanced its prestige in the halls of government, its effectiveness in advocating policy, and its exposure to the general public as an organization that advocates for individuals, families, and providers of Illionois.
Among her many contributions and accomplishments, Janet organized two annual Region V CMS State meetings; spearheaded policy efforts behind the first increase in personal needs allowance for adults with I/DD in Illinois in over 20 years; and during the most recent years of economic turmoil and fiscal instability, led efforts to protect funding for community-based I/DD services and supports and to preserve choice for individuals and families.
In the midst of all this, Janet also served as Chair of the ANCOR SAE Committee, assisting the organization in setting direction with respect to managed care and long-term services and supports.