Human Resources

Facilitated by:

George Suess, Dawn Cooper

Thank you for your interest in joining a Special Interest Group (SIG).

SIG Description

If a competent, empowered and inspired workforce is important to you then this Special Interest Group is for you. This SIG is a space for you to share any questions, updates (we welcome success stories!), and ideas about what may or may not be working for your chapter. Our discussion topics will be as diverse and complex as are the ever evolving issues leaders, managers and supervisors face every day.

SIG Facilitators

    1. George Suess


      CEO, The Arc of Delaware County, Walton, NY

      George Suess, M.S. has worked with people intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 40 years. He has been employed by The Arc of Delaware County, NY (Delarc) for 35 years and has served as CEO for the past 28. Delarc has published 3 best-selling books by Mr. Suess.

    2. DAWN COOPEr

 Manager, Diversity and Cultural Competency, The Arc, Washington, DC

Dawn Cooper is responsible for developing and implementing The Arc’s strategic plan for creating greater diversity within our       chapters and ensuring we are effectively meeting the needs of a diverse I/DD community. As a professional diversity consultant with 20 years’ experience, Dawn has consulted with organizations on ways to leverage diversity and build inclusion as an organizational imperative and specializes in providing strategic and tactical direction to organizations looking to implement change and improve effectiveness. Previously, she has served in positions at the World Bank, AFSC, InterAction, Freddie Mac, and American Express, and has been faculty in Georgetown University’s Center for Continuing and Professional Education, Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management Certificate Program.