Stacy Ward, a longtime leader in the PWS community, has a background rich in non-profit, behavioral health, education advocacy and held multiple successful leadership roles. With 30 years of experience working with individuals with ID/DD and 20 years working with individuals diagnosed with PWS, Stacy brings a variety of skills to the role of Interim CEO of PWSA | USA. Prior to her appointment as Interim CEO with PWSA | USA, Stacy was the Director Family Support.
As Director of Family Support, she expanded upon existing and developed new educational and support programs for individuals with PWS, their families and caregivers increasing Family Support actions by 106%. Prior to that, Stacy spent over 12 years working for Catholic Charities Disabilities Services in Albany, NY where she focused on overseeing both the residential and clinical departments. Stacy earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and human services from Russell Sage College and her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Kaplan University. She possesses a special education advocacy certification from the William and Mary College of Law Pele Clinic and is a member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) and currently resides in Troy, NY.