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Pathlight Director Named to Statewide Advocacy Board

SPRINGFIELD — Ruth Banta, executive director of Pathlight, a Valley leader in residential and community services for people with intellectual disabilities, has been named to the board of directors of the Assoc. of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP), a statewide advocacy organization.

ADDP’s mission is to promote and ensure strength of community-based providers so provider members can be successful in improving quality, access, and value of services in the community. ADDP represents 130 private providers of services and supports to people with developmental disabilities and brain injuries in Massachusetts.

Banta, who also serves on the boards of the Provider’s Council and Human Service Forum, has more than 30 years of management experience, including positions at JP Morgan and Aetna.

“I am honored to join the board of this important organization,” Banta said. “I am looking forward to working with them to meet the challenges we face to ensure that people with intellectual disabilities are able to build the lives they seek and deserve.”