Mary Lee Fay Named New NASDDDS Executive Director

October 2, 2015

The Board of Directors of the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services has named Mary Lee Fay to replace Nancy Thaler as the Association's Executive Director. Mary Lee has been working with NASDDDS since 2012 as the Director of National Core Indicators and Coordinator of the Supporting Families Community of Practice. Nancy Thaler left the organization on July 1st to become the Deputy Secretary of the Office of Developmental Programs in Pennsylvania.

"I am honored that the members of the NASDDDS Board of Directors have selected me to serve as the Executive Director," Ms. Fay said. "I consider myself very lucky to be able to work at something I love and believe in. NASDDDS plays a very important role in supporting state agencies responsible for designing and administering large service systems and working with other national groups to promote best practices. As a state director, I experienced the benefits of membership in NASDDDS and I hope to maintain and expand on the extraordinary organization that NASDDDS has become."