Northeast Arc Appoints Three New Members to Board

The Northeast Arc, a not-for-profit organization that helps children and adults with disabilities become full participants in the community, has elected three new members to its Board of Directors.

Jason Maxwell of Groveland, is President of MassPay in Beverly, New England’s leading client-focused human capital management and payroll company. Under Maxwell’s leadership, MassPay was recently recognized as one of Boston Business Journal’s 2014 “Pacesetters,” a collection of the fastest growing companies in the greater Boston area. In addition, MassPay was recently honored by the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year for 2013.

George Vernet of Topsfield is principal of Vernet Properties in Salem. A self-made real estate investor, developer and entrepreneur, Vernet has been actively involved in commercial real estate for thirty years with properties in Essex, Middlesex, and Rockingham (NH) counties.

Larry Zabar of Swampscott is Executive Vice President at The New England Council, a non-partisan alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations throughout New England formed to promote economic growth and a high quality of life in the New England region.

“We are very fortunate that Jason, George, and Larry have joined the Arc’s board of directors,” said Don Fournier, newly elected President of the Board. “Each of these gentlemen brings a unique skill set and a passion to make a difference. Their guidance and network of business contacts will help us achieve the aggressive goals we have outlined in our strategic plan as we continue to provide lifelong services to people with disabilities.”

About The Northeast Arc
Northeast Arc was created in the 1950s by parents of children with disabilities who rejected the assumption that their children should be institutionalized. Now serving over 7,000 people annually in more than 150 Massachusetts cities and towns, Northeast Arc is dedicated to helping people with disabilities become full participants in the community, choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play. The agency does this through a variety of programs, including Autism Services, Day Habilitation, Deaf Services, Early Intervention, Employment Services, Family Support, Personal Care Assistance, Recreation, Residential and Transition. The agency also runs the ArcWorks Community Art Center on Foster Street in Peabody. Northeast Arc is the largest Arc in the state of Massachusetts and the 4th largest Arc in the country.

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