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Executive Staff

Sean Wade, Chief Operating Officer

Sean Wade joined NYSARC Trust Services as the Chief Operating Officer in 2019. Sean began his professional career working in various roles of financial services before transitioning to the not-for-profit healthcare and disability sector. Prior to joining NYSARC Trust Services, Sean held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Cerebral Palsy of Westchester where he oversaw daily operations, program evaluation, and financial and regulatory aspects of OPWDD certified programs. 

He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from SUNY Oneonta followed by a Master of Public Administration in Healthcare Administration from Marist College.

Nancy E. Cannon, Associate Chief Operating Officer

Nancy E. Cannon, Associate Chief Operating Officer, has administered programs for NYSARC, Inc. for over 25 years. She has provided technical assistance and support to NYSARC Chapters and families. Ms. Cannon was assigned nine times as Acting Executive Director to oversee NYSARC Chapters across the state. In her role with NYSARC, she was also a liaison with State agencies in program and fiscal areas, regulatory change, and new initiatives. Ms. Cannon has worked extensively on guardianship, aging issues, and publications relating to aging, hospice and palliative care for people with disabilities. 

Ms. Cannon transferred to NYSARC, Inc. Trust Services in 2012 where she strives to bring her knowledge, caring and integrity to the administration and operation of the expanding Trust Services division.

Ms. Cannon attended Connecticut College and then Goucher College for her undergraduate studies in microbiology and Cornell University for her graduate studies in business and plant sciences. Following graduate school she was recruited to build and operate a greenhouse range and landscape business to offer therapy and employment for people for disabilities. That business is still successfully operating today. Ms. Cannon then worked at the Saratoga County Chapter of NYSARC, Inc. and subsequently accepted a position at the corporate office of NYSARC, Inc.



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