Tom McAlvanah has been the Executive Director of the InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc. (IAC) since January of 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 Mr. McAlvanah’s leadership IAC continues to provide advocacy, training and technical support to its members in New York State since its inception in 1977. Mr. McAlvanah’s responsibilities include direct administrative review of the operations of IAC which includes a bus transportation unit that provides safe and reliable transit for nearly 5,000 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 capacities. Most recently, Mr. McAlvanah was the Executive Director of AABR Inc. a $35 M organization serving people with developmental disabilities including autism for 5 1/2 years. Prior to joining AABR Inc., he was employed by Lifespire Inc. for over 33 years where he honed his knowledge and expertise in financial management, personnel, program service delivery and government relations.
Mr. McAlvanah has served in leadership positions on Boards of Directors including the IAC prior to joining as a staff member. He was President of the Boards 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).