Gary A. Maffei, MPA, will celebrate his twentieth anniversary as QSAC’s executive director at the organization’s upcoming gala on June 12 at Guastavino’s (409 E. 59 Street, New York, NY).
Over the past twenty years, Gary has been instrumental in the development and growth of QSAC in New York City and Long Island. Under Gary’s leadership, QSAC has grown rapidly from a small neighborhood nonprofit to today being recognized as a leading region-wide human services agency serving 1,400 children and adults with autism. Gary’s insight also led the organization from its early roots as an afterschool program to an agency that now provides residential, education, support, and habilitation programs and services – touching the lives of more than 5,000 people.
In addition to serving as QSAC’s leader for twenty years, Gary has also served as a mayoral appointee to two city-wide councils, a college instructor, a delegate to a judicial nominating convention, a member of a New York City Community Board, and a member of several nonprofit boards.
Yvette Watts, President of QSAC’s Board of Directors said, “Under Gary’s leadership, QSAC has grown from a nascent organization to one of the leading agencies serving the autism community. We appreciate his twenty years of service and look forward to Gary’s continued leadership for many years to come.”