Meet our Member Spotlight for September: Jack Butler,
Community Engagement Manager with ACHIEVA.
ACHIEVA supports and empowers people with disabilities and their families. With advocacy as its core, ACHIEVA has created a lifelong partnership with individuals with disabilities and their families, by providing early intervention services, weekend and day trips, residential supports, home and respite care, vocational supports, family trust services, and family supports.
In his role as Community Engagement Manager, Jack is charged with transitioning vocational programs to community and employment supports in Westmoreland County. Jack works on developing partnerships with local businesses so that the people supported by ACHIEVA can contribute purposefully through volunteer engagement and employment opportunities. “As we collaborate, we have found that we are able to assist with workforce solutions and help people who have been segregated earn a competitive wage in their community,” he explains.
Jack finds his position with ACHIEVA to be rewarding in the same manner that he appreciates his relationship with the Chamber. He says, “What I love about working at ACHIEVA is similar to what I enjoy in partnership with the Chamber...engaging with the people, places, and things in our community. Helping people who have disabilities engage in their community has been rewarding and I feel that the ‘Chamber Experience’ has helped me facilitate this more effectively through leadership training, networking opportunities, and resources.”
When he’s not working, Jack loves spending time with his family, and enjoys an active lifestyle as a competitive power lifter and Tough Mudder/terrain race participant. He is also training for a marathon this year.
Find out more about ACHIEVA/Arc of Westmoreland at achieva.info.