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The Advancement & Communications Department works to raise YAI’s profile and greater awareness of person-centered services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Targeting donors, media, elected officials, employees, and the general public, the department seeks to cultivate interest in the range of services available through the YAI Network and to leverage that interest to secure support. We partner with every other function and colleagues at YAI’s more than 300 programs to disseminate news, learning opportunities, staff accomplishments, and to attract the resources YAI’s programs require to thrive.
 
 
 
Staff

 

Peter Taback - Chief Engagement and External Affairs Officer


Cathy Bechler - Web Designer


Deanna Foote - Government Relations Manager


Jillian Hilowitz - Marketing and PR Manager


Stephanie Johrden - Database Manager


Sarah Schwed - Director of Communications


Linda Seligson - Director of Advancement


Jessica Stitchcomb - Manager, Special Events


Rachel Waters - Media Relations Manager