Congratulations to Mike Zazzara on his new role as Chief Operating Officer at the Arc of Monroe!
Mike joined the Arc of Monroe in January 2014 as Sr. Administrator where he had oversight of all of our Day Habilitation programs, Clinic, Community Habilitation, Family support, Behavior Support and Service Coordination. In July 2017, Mike was promoted to Vice President of Programs and Services maintaining oversight of all of his previous programs with the addition of Residential Services.
Over the years he has focused on creating efficiencies, introducing a culture of accountability, ensuring the quality of our programs, and even creating new programs.
Mike has been married to his beautiful wife Lisa for 24 years with whom he shares three amazing daughters, Jessica, Juliana and Michela. His oldest daughter Jessica attends our LifePrep program at Nazareth College.
Mike imparts that he blessed in that he wears two hats as both administrator and parent. His is dedicated and committed towards enhancing the lives of the people we support, ensuring that they develop the skills towards independence and that they are fully integrated in our community. He believes that the people we support should live their best lives! It is important to Mike that we continue to advocate and educate our community that the people we support are continued to be offered opportunities and that they are an integral part of our community.
LifePrep@Naz is a college experience for people transitioning from high school to employment. This program is a collaboration between the Arc of Monroe, Victor Central School District, and Nazareth College.
Participants attend college classes, participate in vocational internships, and enjoy a vibrant campus social life. Nazareth College students provide academic support, peer mentorship, and friendship.