The Arc, CDR, Counseling Center Announce New Hires, Promotions

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Pam McGregor, who previously served as Executive Director of The Arc from 2006-2011, has returned to the position. (Courtesy The Arc of Greater Williamsburg)
Pam McGregor, who previously served as Executive Director of The Arc from 2006-2011, has returned to the position. (Courtesy The Arc of Greater Williamsburg)

Several area businesses and organizations have recently announced new hires and promotions.

The Arc of Greater Williamsburg 

The Arc of Greater Williamsburg is welcoming back former Executive Director Pam McGregor, who is returning to the position she previously held from 2006 to 2011.

The Arc is a local organization that provides a variety of services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, which includes continuing education, health and wellness programs and social outlets.

Much of the impetus for The Arc’s creation 39 years ago is the fact that while there a number of local organizations that provide assistance to children with disabilities, adults with disabilities in the community were faltering as they aged out of the services provided to them through the local school systems.

Under McGregor’s leadership, The Arc received state recognition for its role in helping clients transition from high school to college and beyond.

McGregor brings more than 20 years of nonprofit experience to The Arc. Most recently she served for four years as Williamsburg Christian Academy’s director of development and marketing.

“I am very excited and honored to return to The Arc family,” McGregor said. “The opportunity to work for an organization whose goal is to enhance the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is not work, but a privilege.”

Genesis Counseling Center

Lisa Frazier and Dana Lyon (Courtesy of Genesis Counseling Center)
Lisa Frazier and Dana Lyon (Courtesy of Genesis Counseling Center)

Genesis Counseling Center recently announced the addition of two new therapists to their Williamsburg Office, Lisa Frazier and Dana Lyon.

Frazier is a licensed professional counselor specializing in working with adolescents with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, self-harm and complex family dynamics.

She has worked extensively with school systems and other service providers, giving her a diverse background of experience to draw upon in order to meet her client’s social, emotional and behavioral needs.

Lyon is a licensed professional counselor with experience working with adults, adolescents and children. She has an emphasis in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, autism, bipolar, anger, substance abuse, post-traumatic disorders, relationship issues, and family and marital issues.

Lyon has experience providing mental health counseling, crisis intervention services and case management.

Child Development Resources

(Clockwise from top left) Katie Quigley, Karla Sprouse and Betsy Edwards. (Courtesy of Child Development Resources)
(Clockwise from top left) Katie Quigley, Karla Sprouse and Betsy Edwards. (Courtesy of Child Development Resources)

Child Development Resources recently announced several new hires and promotions and would like to highlight the new positions awarded to Karla Sprouse, Katie Quigley and Betsy Edwards.

Sprouse has been with CDR since 2001 and is moving into the position of network support specialist with the Virginia Infant and Toddler Specialist Network and a part-time associate coordinator for Virginia Quality of the Peninsula Region.

Sprouse has an associate degree in early childhood development from Virginia Western Community College, a bachelor’s degree in human services and management from the University of Phoenix, and a master’s degree in teaching and learning.

Quigley, who came on board with CDR in 2001, has been advanced to lead CDR’s Early Head Start program. Quigley holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a minor in sociology from East Tennessee State University.

She has previously served as the EHS Family Systems Coordinator and managed CDR’s transportation, data reporting and analysis.

Edwards was recently hired by CDR’s Development Department as the development associate in charge of special events. She will oversee all of CDR’s major fundraisers, the CDR Bid ’n Buy Auction, and the Superhero 5K, as well as other events associated with the agency, including events associated with CDR’s 50th Anniversary.

She holds a degree in sports management from Georgia Southern University.