A valued and respected provider of employment services for people with disabilities, Rocco Cambria, President of AHEDD, is retiring July 6. Rocco has dedicated 41 years of service at AHEDD and has been a trailblazer for promoting employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Throughout the past few months, a dedicated search committee comprised of several members of the AHEDD Board of Directors has been diligently screening and interviewing candidates to identify their next leader. The committee has spent many hours searching for an ideal candidate who exhibits passion and devotion for AHEDD’s mission, knowledge about their environment, and drive to take AHEDD to the next level.
It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm the AHEDD Board of Directors announces that the next President of AHEDD will be Brandy F. Burnham, the former Director of the Bureau of Workforce Development Administration, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. Brandy will begin her tenure on June 4.
Brandy comes to AHEDD with nearly 20 years of relevant experience, 5 of which were in Workforce Development in the statewide public workforce system. Throughout her impressive career, she has cultivated dynamic relationships with federal, state and local constituents which she plans to leverage to AHEDD’s advantage. Her background in fundraising, policy and administration, strategic planning, mental health, and special education make her uniquely suited to provide leadership during the ever-changing, ever-evolving environment of community integrated employment and workforce development under the Employment First priorities. RCPA congratulates Rocco and AHEDD on this excellent selection and we look forward to working with AHEDD through this transition.