Stanfort J. Perry

Conference Chair and CEO, AHRC Nassau

Stanfort J. Perry is the Executive Director of AHRC Nassau and its affiliated organizations, which include the Brookville Center for Children's Services and Citizens Options Unlimited, Inc. AHRC Nassau and its affiliates are the largest entity on Long Island and the second largest in New York State exclusively serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Under his leadership, AHRC Nassau and its affiliated companies continue to grow and develop. He oversees the management of a full range of programs including residential and day programs, employment services, family and community support services, Compass and quality assurance, 853 and 4410 school programs, respite, recreation, year-round overnight camp, socialization and self-direction. In addition, he oversees a workforce of more than 3,500 professionals committed to enriching the lives of over 4,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Long Island. AHRC Nassau and Citizens are two of four organizations with New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Compass accreditation and were awarded the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) accreditation with Distinction, an honor granted to only 11 agencies accredited by CQL internationally and only two in New York State.

Perry currently serves as President of the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) which is dedicated to providing ongoing employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities throughout New York State. Perry also serves as Chair of the Board of Managers of Care Design NY, a nonprofit offering care management services to people with developmental disabilities. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Alliance. Since 2019, he has served as a member of the Steering Committee of the National Council of Executives of The Arc of the United States and currently serves as its Region Two Representative

Perry has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to improving the lives of others, including the Executive Excellence Award, Black Achievers in Industry Award, Healthcare Hero Award, EP Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award, Executive of the Year Award and the Sisters in the Struggle-Champion Award, to name a few.

Perry received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University at Stony Brook and his Master of Science in Human Services Management from Buffalo State College.