New Executive for Children’s Disability Support Nonprofit

New Executive for Children’s Disability Support Nonprofit

The Nonprofit Leadership Search and Support team at Third Sector Company in association with Jan Glick & Associates is proud to announce that Dr. Mary Van Haneghan is the new Executive Director of the Williams Syndrome Association in Troy, Michigan.


Williams Syndrome Association (WSA) is the most comprehensive resource for people and families living with Williams syndrome as well as doctors, researchers and educators.  The WSA provides resources, support and the latest medical information to help children throughout their life.


I am elated that Dr. Van Haneghan is going to be the new Executive Director for the WSA,” said board member Clancey Hopper. “She is well-versed in the disability community and is eager to learn more than she already knows about Williams syndrome. With Dr. Van Haneghan at the helm, the WSA has a very bright future ahead.


Mary has been recognized for her accomplishments and contributions on behalf of people who experience developmental disabilities and their families at a national level. In 2015 she was the National Conference of Executives of The Arc of the United States “Rising Star Award” recipient and in 2017 received the award for Program Innovation.


Being selected as the new Executive Director for the WSA is such a great honor and privilege,” said Mary “My goal is to uphold and fulfill our mission while building on the solid foundation of this well-established and loved organization. It is a very exciting time for the WSA, filled with endless possibilities for the people and families we support. I am confident that together we will continue to expand WSA’s reach and impact.


Dr. Van Haneghan earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Buffalo, a master’s degree in adult education and literacy from Buffalo State College, and a doctorate in education from Walden University. Her academic research has focused on individuals who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities and ranges from historical institutional models to the benefits of post-secondary education.


All of the Third Sector Company community sends our very best to Mary and the Williams Syndrome Association in supporting the disability community and helping people to thrive!


Third Sector Company, in association with Jan Glick & Associates, is delighted to support organizations like WSA. Since its inception in 2002, Third Sector Company’s mission has been firmly rooted in providing leadership continuity solutions to the nonprofit sector. Like all of our services, Nonprofit Leadership Search and Support was created by nonprofit executives to be of benefit to our peers and to the entire nonprofit sector.


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