Nancy Betts is the new executive director at WACOSA, effective July 1. Betts has been the vice president of WACOSA since 2018.
Jon Archer, WACOSA board chairman, said Betts will work with retiring executive director Steve Howard through September. “I am confident that Nancy will do a fantastic job in this new role and look forward to her leadership for the organization,” Archer said.
“The WACOSA Board of Directors could not have made a better choice for executive director than Nancy Betts,” said Howard. “Nancy is a visionary leader whose heart truly is for both the individuals WACOSA serves and the people WACOSA employs. Her passion and excitement for providing cutting-edge services will most certainly keep WACOSA moving forward in new and innovative ways in the years that follow.”
Betts has worked with people with disabilities for more than 25 years at WACOSA. Her career at WACOSA has included direct support professional, client manager, program director and most recently as vice president of quality assurance and programs. Her many contributions include working with others to create multiple specialized programs to meet the needs of the people served at WACOSA. She also helped to create ThriftWorks! thrift store, developed autism spectrum disorder curriculum.
Most recently Betts was involved in WACOSA’s innovative Connect Academy and other media opportunities which allows remote access to services at WACOSA.
“I am passionate about working with clients, parents, guardians, staff, home care providers, our various funding partners, area employers, and others to help build the strong network of collaborative supports to the people we all serve,” Betts said. “As I transition to executive director I am excited to lead WACOSA’s future growth and continue the exceptional services for people with disabilities in our communities; and looking forward to new and innovative service options for people.”