SPRINGFIELD — Pathlight, a Pioneer Valley leader in residential and community services for people with intellectual disabilities, has named Anna Dyrkacz to be its chief financial officer and vice president of Administration.
Executive Director Ruth Banta announced the appointment this week. Pathlight provides a variety of services to people with disabilities through its programs throughout Western Mass., including Autism Connections, Specialized Home Care, Whole Children, an extensive residential division, and Valley Tees.
“We are thrilled to have Anna taking on the responsibilities of our financial operations,” said Banta. “Her extensive experience and knowledge of the healthcare industry will be a big asset to Pathlight.”
Dyrkacz has more than 15 years experience in the healthcare and human-services industry and came to Pathlight from a nursing home/retirement-community organization. She has also held leadership positions at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton and Kindred Healthcare of Springfield.
“What attracted me to Pathlight is its mission of helping those with disabilities and its role in the community,” said Dyrkacz. “I an proud to be working for an organization that is changing lives in such a powerful way.”
Dyrkacz has a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Western New England University, majoring in finance.
Pathlight has been providing programs and services to people with developmental disabilities since 1952. Its programs include residential homes, supports for independent living, family-based living, recreation, enrichment, employment supports, family resources, autism supports, and more.