Maine Announces New Director
According to a recent news release, Main Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) announced the appointment of Elizabeth (Betsy) Hopkins as the new Associate Director for Developmental Disability and Brain Injury Services. In her role, Betsy will provide leadership and oversight of OADS’ intellectual, developmental and brain injury programs. She comes with extensive knowledge and experience regarding services for people with disabilities, both in Maine and nationally. Betsy was a regional supervisor in Maine’s developmental services system in the early 2000s before moving to the Department of Labor, where she served multiple roles, including the Director of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Most recently, she has provided technical assistance on employment and disability to vocational rehabilitation agencies around the country through the National Disability Institute, in her role with the Workforce Innovation and Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC). Betsy is a PhD candidate in Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She began her new role at OADS on September 30th.
NASDDDS Offers Sincere Congratulations To Ms. Hopkins on Her New Appointment!