Barbara Arnold Steps Aside from President & CEO Position into a More Focused Role for AccessAbility

Dear Community Partner,

After having the privilege of leading the AccessAbility, Inc. team as its President/CEO for the past 17 years, I have decided it is time to take a major step toward my retirement. I will be stepping aside from my current position and into a more focused role for the organization. AAI’s Management team, Board, and I have been implementing a succession plan over the past few years, and we are very excited to share the successful results with you.

I am pleased to announce the promotion of key leaders from within our organization whom are dedicated to our mission, committed to our community, and ready and able to implement an exciting strategic plan.

The Board has approved the selection of Michael Krebsbach as AccessAbility’s interim President/CEO. Mike has been working with AccessAbility since 2013 in a progressively responsible role and is currently serving as CFO/COO. Mike not only has the leadership skills but also the passion and commitment to continuously improve our team’s contributions to the community.

Working closely with Mike are two key individuals supporting the programs of the organization. Pam Sunder will be expanding her role to Vice President of AccessAbility Programs and Compliance. Pam has been with AccessAbility for over 30 years! Her focus is on programs for people who are in need of long-term support to pursue their choices for employment and community inclusion. Promoted to Vice President of AccessAbility Business Services Inc.’s Programs and Business Development is Brad Janowski. Brad has been part of the leadership team for two years but has been supporting people in need of re-entry and transitional employment services for most of his career.

Also taking on expanded roles are Rick Todd, who is moving from Controller into our CFO position, Chris Jordan who is Director of Community Employment, and Rita Apaloo, Director of Development and Marketing. We are very fortunate to have such talented and mission-driven individuals to lead our organization.

My new role for AccessAbility will be focused on two key areas: the AbleTo Capital Campaign and business development of the Imagine Design and other gift lines. I will also be supporting the Board through the finalization of the long-term leadership process.

This transition works well for AccessAbility, and we are excited for the future of our organization. For me, my new role will allow me to spend more time with my grandchildren and take care of personal needs, while still being a part of our wonderful AccessAbility family. I am looking forward to continuing to contribute to our mission of providing opportunities for self-sufficiency for people with barriers to employment and community inclusion.

Please join me in congratulating everyone and thank you for your continued support.


Barbara Arnold


Read AccessAbility’s leadership-change press release.

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