John McHugh – Executive Director

John joined The Arc of Ulster-Greene in early 2008 as chief financial officer, and became executive director in 2013. He has over 18 years of financial experience in the fields of disability services and hospital administration. John’s connection to The Arc began as a teen when his younger brother Jimmy, who was born with Down syndrome, and the entire family began to receive services from Orange County AHRC. Now John is committed to helping families just like his provide individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives.


John holds an MBA from SUNY New Paltz as well as a dual certified Masters in Education and Special Education from Mount St. Mary College. John is a Board Member for NADSP.

John’s wife Melissa is a NYS certified special education teacher, and together they have three young children, Brian, Isabella and Olivia. John and his family reside in Ulster County.


Nan Priest – Chief Operating Officer

Nan has been an integral member of The Arc of Ulster-Greene family for over thirty years. Since beginning her tenure in 1985, Nan has served in many leadership roles, including intake coordinator, director of community support services and director of clinical services. Nan holds an MPA from Marist College, and she her husband Tim live in Ulster County along with three children – Ben, Jacob and Maggie.



Gary Bellows – Business Development Officer

Gary came back to The Arc of Ulster-Greene in March 2016 as the Business Development Officer. Prior to this, he held the position of Vice President of Business Services for Gateway Community Industries in Kingston where managed the food, product, and job training services.  Between 1991 and 1998, Gary was the Director of Marketing for Pilot Industries (The Arc of Ulster-Greene’s sheltered work center that is no longer operating). Gary holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from SUNY Plattsburgh and is the elected supervisor for the Town of Hurley.  A lifelong resident of Ulster County, Gary lives in Hurley with his wife Valerie and is very proud of his three grown children – Gavin, Brooke and Liam.


Daniel Rinaldi – Associate Executive Director of Finance

Dan is certified by FACHE and FHFMA. He holds a BS in Accounting and an MS in Health Administration from Russell Sage College, and Graduate Program Certification for Health Systems Administration from Union College. Dan lives in Red Hook with his wife Dr. Maureen Lynch Rinaldi and has three sons and five grandchildren.


Marcene Basch Johnson – Director of Educational Services
(845) 687-7250


Tom June – Director of Administrative Services and Safety (Property Development)
(845) 331-4300 ext. 41247


Nancy Dib, PhD, BCBA-D – Director of Clinical Services
(845) 338-1234 ext. 732


Melissa Nilsen – Director of Quality Management & Corporate Compliance
(845) 331-4300 ext. 41275 


Mark Vanyo – Director of Human Resources
(845) 331-4300 ext. 41248


Lori McCabe – Director of Communications and Public Relations
(845) 331-4300 ext. 41228