Donna Lamkin was appointed the Chief Program Officer of the Center for Disability Services in July of 2001. As Chief Program Officer, she is responsible for administrative oversight and program development of the Residential Services, Adult Day Services, and Children’s Services Divisions as well as the Service Coordination and Quality Assurance Departments. In addition, Ms. Lamkin provides administrative support to the Family Group, Inc.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Lamkin was the Deputy Executive Director of Community Services at the Center. At the time of the merger of the Center for Disability Services with Residential Opportunities, Inc. (ROI) in 1999, she was the Associate Executive Director of ROI, where she had also served as Director of Clinical Services since 1984. In the first 20 years of her professional career, Ms. Lamkin had been an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Welfare at SUNY-Albany, Program Director at St. Anne’s Institute, and a Youth Parole Worker for the NYS Division for Youth.
Ms. Lamkin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Douglass College at Rutgers University, and her Master of Social Work degree from Simmons College School of Social Work in Boston, MA.
Ms. Lamkin has served on various community Boards, including the Guilderland Chamber of Commerce, St. Catherine’s Center for Children, Early Childhood Education Center, and the Guilderland Performing Arts Center.
Ms. Lamkin has a son and daughter, both of whom live in the capital district. Her daughter receives multiple services from the Center including residential, day, service coordination and health care.