National and State Conference of Executives

Pennsylvania Conference of Executives of The Arc

The Executive Director of The Arc of Indiana County is a member of the National Conference of Executives of The Arc (NCE), and a former vice president and secretary of the Pennsylvania Conference of the Executives of The Arc (PCE).

In 2007, Barbara Telthorster, Executive Director of The Arc of Indiana County, was awarded the Erman A. Gentile Award by the PCE. The annual award is given to those who exemplify the qualities and characteristics associated with excellence in management, integrity and advocacy to which the group aspires.

The purpose of the NCE and PCE is to support and promote the policies of The Arc and to encourage unity in common action by promoting the development of persons employed as professionals of Arc organizations by:

  • Adhering to the Code of Ethics of NCE of the Arc
  • Providing in-service education, consultation, and the study and exchange of ideas and experience
  • Providing a system of communication through which Executives may share information and materials relative to their respective positions or programs
  • Encouraging the initiation and development of best practices and procedures for staff and administrators.