Moag, MacDonald Named Directors Emeritus by The Arc Baltimore
Baltimore, MD (5/21/19) — Family advocate Elizabeth Macsherry Moag and Neil A. MacDonald, Vice President, Operations and Chief Plant Officer at MedStar Union Memorial and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospitals, have been named Directors Emeritus by The Arc Baltimore.
The Directors Emeritus recognition “is the equivalent to the Hall of Fame for Board service at The Arc Baltimore,” explains Kathleen Durkin, the organization’s Executive Director. Conferred upon Board members after they conclude an active Board service, the Director Emeritus designation is not automatic but is reserved for retiring Board members whose service has been substantial and longstanding.
The designation was conferred on Moag and MacDonald during The Arc Baltimore’s recent Annual Meeting and Awards Reception, which also marked the kick-off celebration of the organization’s 70th year.
A board member since 2010, Moag has served on The Arc Baltimore’s Strategic Planning, Development, and Executive Director Search Committees. She has also participated in Developmental Disabilities Day and conducted on-site surveys of supported individuals while remaining an advocate for her sister who receives services from The Arc. In 2016, she helped to launch Healthy Weighs, an initiative to promote physical activity and good eating among supported individuals which continues today.
MacDonald started on The Arc Baltimore Board with a commitment to employment for people with disabilities. He introduced Project SEARCH to MedStar Union Memorial, giving numerous supported individuals a chance to work at hospitals and other health-related facilities. He also served as Secretary, Vice President, and President of The Arc Baltimore Board, and then chaired the Development Committee and the Transition Committee which led the national search for the organization’s current executive director.
Dedicated to providing advocacy and high quality, life-changing supports since 1949 in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, The Arc Baltimore currently supports more than 6,000 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
The Arc Baltimore’s programs and services allow individuals with disabilities to live independently in the community, work in meaningful jobs, enjoy friendships and activity in the community, and support their families in the challenges they face. For more information, call 410-296-2272 or visit www.thearcbaltimore.org.