Tom McAlvanah has been the Executive Director of the InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc. (IAC) since January 2017. Mr. McAlvanah provides oversight to a membership organization of nearly 130 members whose missions are to provide education, supports, and services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Under his leadership, IAC continues to provide advocacy, training and technical support to its members in New York State. Mr. McAlvanah’s responsibilities include a direct administrative review of the IAC operations, which include a bus transportation unit that provides safe, reliable transit for nearly 6,000 people every day to and from their day services programs in the New York City Metropolitan area.
Mr. McAlvanah has been in the field for over 40 years, beginning in a direct support position and progressing through managerial and administrative positions to executive staff. For nearly 6 years, he was the Executive Director of AABR, Inc., a $35 million organization serving people with developmental disabilities, including autism. He was employed for 33 years by Lifespire, Inc., where he honed his expertise in government relations, financial management, program delivery, and personnel supervision.
Mr. McAlvanah has served in leadership positions on Boards of Directors including the IAC. He was President of the Board of Directors for the New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies (NYSACRA) and the Bronx Developmental Disabilities Council. He is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW).