FITCHBURG — The Arc of Opportunity recently announced that Angela Chery has accepted the position of chief programming officer. This role is designed to manage and adapt programs at The Arc of Opportunity to best serve program participants, according to a press release from the organization.
“We are thrilled to have Angela accept this position with us! She is very experienced and is a great fit for us as we envision what the organization will look like in the next year, five years, and beyond,” Mary Heafy, president and CEO, said.
Chery has advocated for and worked directly with vulnerable populations including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury, and dual diagnoses, according to the organization.
She has extensive experience supporting those who live in Department of Developmental Services-funded residential programs, in-home supports, and individuals receiving other related services. Chery has spent the last 13 years in various leadership roles overseeing operations, services, recruiting, staffing and quality enhancement activities of various departments.
“It is a great opportunity and I am excited to dive in! There is a lot of work to do but I am optimistic about where we are and where we are headed,” Chery said of her appointment.
The Arc of Opportunity offers weekly virtual programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, caregivers or providers. To inquire about or join these programs, visit www.arcofopportunity.org/events.