Janet was selected for her position by the IARF Board of Directors in April of 2000. Her responsibilities include all executive level functions of the organization, which represents community-based organizations, as well as governmental advocacy work on issues of importance to the membership. Prior to becoming President/CEO, Janet served as Associate Executive Director of IARF. All in all, her career with the Association has spanned more than 35 years beginning in November 1975 as a volunteer. Notable achievements during her tenure include recognition of IARF’s work by legislators and state agency personnel, coordination of a nationally recognized conference, several writing awards, presentations to organizations and families, and recognition by colleagues. Professionally, Janet is a member of the American Society of Association Executives; is actively involved in ANCOR, The American Network of Community Options and Resources as a member of the State Association Executives; the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare and ACCSES.