North Country Center for Independence names new director

— Robert Poulin will be the new Executive Director of the North Country Center for Independence, effective Nov. 1.

The NCCI Board of Directors voted to make the choice at its meeting on Sept. 20.

Robert has worked at NCCI for 12 years, first as Youth Leadership Coordinator, and then as Systems Advocate, coordinating the Center's involvement in local and state-wide disability issues. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and earned a Master's in Teaching from Plattsburgh State University.

NCCI's Personnel Committee reviewed 21 applications and interviewed 5 candidates to fill the Executive Director position currently filled by Andrew Pulrang, who will be stepping down on Oct. 31. Until them, Robert and Andrew will work together with the staff and Board to make a smooth transition to new leadership.

The North Country Center for Independence is a services and advocacy agency for people with disabilities and others with an interest in disability-related issues. It is governed and staffed primarily by people with disabilities.

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