SCOTT HENNIS – CEO
As Chief Executive Officer, Scott oversees the work of the organization to ensure the information, advocacy, and services provided are consistent with the needs of the people and families The Arc serves. In partnership with stakeholders throughout our community, Scott is guiding The Arc of Atlantic County on a path of strategic expansion that will improve and enhance the support the organization provides to the people and families they serve living throughout Southern New Jersey.
Scott, began his career in 1991, working as a Direct Support Professional, providing hands-on support for people with developmental disabilities living in his community. From this work, he developed a passion for providing meaningful, individual focused, support and service.
After obtaining a degree in Business from Stockton University, Scott continued in the not for profit sector working as an Assistant Director for a disabilities service organization, and serving as a Director of Corporate Engagement for a mental health provider.
In 2008, Scott joined The Arc of Atlantic County as the Operations Director of Residential Services. In 2015, he was promoted to Chief Operations Officer. In 2017, Scott was named Chief Executive Officer of the organization.
Through advocacy, the development of new projects, and technological initiatives, Scott continuously seeks ways to improve the operational efficiency of the organization while delivering leading-edge solutions to improve and enhance services. “Our job in supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is to provide exceptional service. To me, that is the service I would want, expect, and demand for a member of my family should they seek or receive support from The Arc.”
Outside of work, Scott is husband and a father to three children. He volunteers his time serving as a Board member and coach in his local community recreation league.