Dear Members and friends of The Arc of Larimer County,
The Arc of Larimer County Board of Directors is pleased to announce our new Executive Director: Patrick Hackney.
Patrick has a long history working in advocacy for people with disabilities. Prior to coming to the Arc of Larimer County, Patrick worked at Disability Law Colorado as the Community Integration Team Leader. Before moving to Colorado in 2017, Patrick served in several positions, including Legal Director, at the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (“ADAP”). While at Disability Law Colorado and ADAP, Patrick represented clients with disabilities on a variety of issues, including Medicaid waivers, community integration, and the American with Disabilities Act.
As a strong advocate of educating persons about their rights, Patrick has conducted numerous in person trainings on subjects such as alternatives to guardianship, services available through a Medicaid waiver, accessing the voting process, and reasonable accommodations in employment. Patrick received a Bachelor of Arts from Samford University in 1994 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1998. Outside of work, Patrick enjoys family road trips, reading, and playing golf.
Phil Beers, Board President of The Arc of Larimer County said, “Patrick is a dynamic leader, and a powerful advocate for our constituency. We, at The Arc of Larimer County, are excited about what we can accomplish moving forward together.”
Patrick is looking forward to collaborating with community partners to further the mission of The Arc of Larimer County. Patrick said, “I am extremely excited to be joining The Arc of Larimer County and look forward to continuing The Arc of Larimer County’s advocacy efforts so that individuals with Developmental Disabilities in Larimer County can live fully integrated lives.”
Patrick’s first day will be June 11th. We hope you will join us in welcoming Patrick to The Arc of Larimer County. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.