After 5 years of tireless work to further The Special Needs Support Center’s (SNSC’s) mission, vision, and values, Laura Perez, is transitioning from her role as Executive Director. During her tenure, Laura has been the driving force behind SNSC’s growth and success as an organization. A brief sample of her many accomplishments include:

  •  Making SNSC a model nonprofit and expert in our region.
  • Helping SNSC grow stronger financially, operationally, and administratively.
  • Expanding youth services from a few times per month to daily programming and adult services quarterly events to daily social, recreational, and advocacy services.
  • Launching and expanding SNIP, a highly respected safety program in 24 towns around the Upper Valley to help emergency responders identify and safely respond to vulnerable residents with special needs.

Laura’s vision and leadership will be greatly missed by the staff, board, participants, and community partners alike. She’s stewarded the organization through many periods of change and growth with thoughtful, generous, and exemplary leadership. We want to take this moment to thank her for all the time and care she’s put into SNSC over the years! We know the future has great things in store for her and wish her all the best in this new chapter.

A transition team of board, staff, and interim leadership will be working hard to identify SNSC’s future leadership, allowing us to live out our values and support our vision for the future of SNSC.  As we engage in this process, all programs and services will continue as currently provided.   The best legacy Laura leaves is the strong base of programming SNSC offers, which will remain strong.

In the coming weeks and months, we’ll continue to share information and updates about SNSC.


The SNSC Board of Directors

Read current Executive Director Laura Perez’s Reflections on finishing up at SNSC