In this week’s Words of Encouragement, we hear from Barbara Merrill, CEO of ANCOR. In Barbara’s video, she discusses direct support professionals’ commitment to the profession, commitment to the people they support, and their commitment to making us all better. Barbara also reflects on how the pandemic has changed her.
Barbara Merrill has served as ANCOR’s Chief Executive Officer since 2014. The American Network of Community Options and Resources is the nation’s leading association advancing supports and services for people with disabilities, representing 1,600 providers and 56 state associations. A disability and association professional, Barbara has worked on disability issues since 1992 as an advocate, state legislator, and attorney for people with disabilities and the providers who serve them. To learn more about ANCOR, use this link.