February 6, 2017
The Board of Directors of the Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire (DRC) is pleased to announce that Stephanie Patrick, MSW, has been appointed Executive Director effective February 6, 2017.
Ms. Patrick was selected after a national search and joins us from the Advocacy Center of Louisiana, that state’s Protection and Advocacy organization, where she has worked since 2003, most recently as Director of Policy and Planning. She is a leader in the Louisiana disability rights movement and has been active on the national front with the National Disability Rights Network.
DRC Board President, Paul Levy, said, “Stephanie brings a strong background in strategic planning, grants management, fundraising, outreach, and public policy. She is deeply dedicated to disability rights and highly experienced in the work of P&A agencies like ours. She is personable and genuine, and has demonstrated the collaborative, deliberative, and organized management style we were looking for. She recognizes and values DRC’s stellar history and the high skill and experience of our dedicated staff. She is particularly committed to working closely with disability groups and working in concert with organizations in New Hampshire’s disability and legal communities to promote disability rights.
“Clearly we are entering an uncertain political moment in our nation, and we are confident that Stephanie’s experience with P&A organizations such as ours, and her experience, demeanor, skill, and managerial style will serve DRC well as we navigate the next chapter in our stellar existence.”
“I'm honored to be chosen to lead Disability Rights Center - New Hampshire,” said Stephanie. “DRC has long been a leader in disability rights and I'm looking forward to working with the staff and Board, people with disabilities, the legal community, elected officials, and civil rights advocates across New Hampshire to continue DRC’s legacy of helping people with disabilities to exercise their rights and live the lives that they want to live.”