2021 Corporate Recognition Awards
The Change Makers
This year, IAHD has re-imagined the annual Richard P. Biondi Corporate Breakfast as an ONLINE CAMPAIGN to honor the CHANGE MAKERS.
IAHD honors those who are trail-blazing positive change in our communities of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD),
their families and beyond.
WELCOME TO IAHD, The Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics, Inc.
GREETINGS from the Board of Directors, Matthew Kiamie, Chairperson
It’s been a long year, but a very successful one in restoring services and programs to IAHD’s individuals and families thanks to resilient staff, dedicated leadership, and a committed board. IAHD is stronger and closer knit than ever. We are very proud to report 91% of revenue goes directly to programs and furthering initiatives.
The IAHD mission will always be about embracing others and enriching lives by listening to each person, celebrating their individual qualities and strengths so that each person is empowered in their own life’s journey.
IAHD is honored to recognize the CHANGE MAKERS, Dr. Beth Mount, Ph.D., Joseph Macbeth, and M&M Cleaning Services with the online 33rd Annual Richard P. Biondi Corporate Recognition Awards Campaign. IAHD acknowledges these honorees for their individual impacts made to improve our community.
Now more than ever IAHD needs your support as we transition past COVID. As we continue to grow and strengthen the IAHD community there are still immediate challenges ahead with staffing, transportation, enrollment, and forthcoming new regulations. We invite you to help us. YOU CAN MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE. The best form of giving is in helping others and every contribution improves lives. Thank you for your generosity and kindness.
God Bless, Matthew Kiamie
GREETINGS from the Chief Executive Officer, Omayra Andino
Welcome to IAHD’s Corporate Recognition Awards Re-Imagined Online Campaign! I am so excited to honor those who’ve made such a difference in the lives of others. This year we honor our CHANGE MAKERS:
Dr. Beth Mount is a civil rights activist who has worked tirelessly for decades fighting for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to be seen and heard. She is a pioneer in our industry and has paved the way to helping people find and use their own voice.
Joe Macbeth continues to advocate for those on the front lines who give so much every day; Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). He and his team at The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) have been promoting and elevating the status of DSPs as the professionals they are.
IAHD is so grateful to M&M Cleaning Services for their steadfast commitment demonstrated throughout COVID. M&M understood how critical their services were to keeping people safe and they delivered!
These honorees are trailblazers and they are making a difference each and every day. I am truly moved by the impact they are having in our communities and beyond and I salute them!
We are committed to positively impacting the lives of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and their families. Our focus is to understand and respect each person's unique strengths, qualities and dreams finding ways to support building fulfilled lives.
IAHD has been accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) since 2019 for upholding the highest levels of excellence and for demonstrating an investment in improving the quality of services and the quality of life for people receiving those supports and service.
IAHD’s group of Self Advocates joined together exercising their rights as citizens as well as advocating for themselves and others. Sending the message that Together we are stronger, everyone's voice is important.
About the Campaign
This year, the 33rd Annual Richard P. Biondi Recognition Awards Event is moving from in person to online.
Richard Biondi was one of IAHD’s greatest supporters for more than three decades and we are honored to celebrate his legacy through this online campaign.
This years Annual Awards is a celebration of people and organizations that have contributed to supporting individuals with I/DD, their families, the professionals who support them, and the communities we live in.
My father, Richard Biondi, always saw the best in people and wanted to do what he could to help them live meaningful lives.
- Richard Biondi, Jr.
Abrazando Familias, Enriqueciendo Vidas
For nearly 65 years, IAHD has delivered supports and services to people with I/DD and their families in the Bronx and Westchester counties.
We provide a lifetime of person-centric supports that are culturally sensitive and flexibly designed for individuals with different needs and goals, varied lifestyles, and family dynamics.
IAHD believes in partnering with families through training and advocacy in active family groups and encouraging family participation in their loved one’s journey.
IAHD understands the importance of family and maintains a 51% family representation on the Board of Directors.
IAHD Making a Difference in People's Lives
IAHD honors everyone's unique qualities and strengths.
We continually strive to empower each person in their life’s journey.
The focus of IAHD is to support people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in creating and building a fulfilling life based on their hopes, dreams, and aspirations.
IAHD has had a huge impact on my family, especially my sister Debra who resides at one of the group homes. My family and I couldn’t be Happier.
- Laura Kearins
Interested in Knowing More About How We Support People?
Apoyos familiares e innovadores
Navegar por los servicios o como persona con discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo puede ser abrumador y estresante: deje que el equipo de Apoyo familiar e innovador de IAHD lo ayude a obtener los apoyos que le permitirán a usted o a un ser querido vivir una vida plena, rica y dinámica .
Servicios y apoyos diurnos
Nuestro programa de servicios diurnos y apoyo individualizado ayuda a las personas a ayudar a lograr sueños personales al ofrecer actividades creativas específicamente diseñadas para los intereses de cada uno. IAHD también proporciona el desarrollo de habilidades terapéuticas para maximizar las oportunidades de aprendizaje, auto-actualización y socialización.
El hogar debe ser un lugar especial que ofrezca comodidad y proporcione un sentido de pertenencia. Nuestras casas están ubicadas en entornos urbanos y suburbanos en los condados de Bronx y Westchester. Se alienta a las personas a convertirse en miembros activos de sus comunidades participando y contribuyendo en todos los eventos que sus vecindarios tienen para ofrecer.
IAHD supports individuals and the community
IAHD has been CQL Accredited for three consecutive years since 2019.
THANK YOU to our DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS and STAFF!!!
These incredible individuals are truly the heart AND the backbone of IAHD.
We are grateful for their dedication, compassionate support and for their genuine best which they give every day to the people they support and their colleagues.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!
IAHD’s Partnerships, Acknowledgements & Achievements
Thank You to Our Partners
We are Grateful for These Acknowledgements and More…
IAHD Artist, Michael Vecchio is featured in Covid-19 documentary “Isolation Nation”
Walk for Autism Awareness - Autism Awareness Month
“The Inheritance” – Inclusive Art Show of Candace & Winston Pine
IAHD’s Self-Advocate Group, The IAHD Champions, graduate from SANYS-UNIVERSITY
“Creativity Takes Courage” – Interactive Mural Arts with Bronx Artist Lady K
CQL feature on IAHD’s “Mandatory Fun Series” to kick-off 2021 DSP Appreciation Week
Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness - Breast Cancer Awareness Month
We Are Proud of our Achievements and Continue to Strive for Excellence
IAHD receives 3rd consecutive year of CQL accreditation since 2019
Recipient of the Ann T. Hardiman Foundation Grant
IAHD’s first self-advocacy group, The “IAHD Champions” were invited to present at the SANYS NYC-Westchester Regional Conference
Collaboration with Saori Arts NYC to present “The Arts Shall Save Us All” during the New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation’s 2021 Conference
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The WINNING RAFFLE TICKET will be randomly pulled at 5:00pm (EST) on November 30, 2021.
Winning Ticket Holder will be notified within 24 hours.
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Thank You Sponsors
Fundamental Sponsors & Underwriters
The Biondi Family
Gross & Co. Insurance
Smith & Krantz, LLP
Desiree M. Loucks Baer, NADSP, Inc.
The Wonders of .com
Thank You Advertisers
Board of Directors
Matthew Kiamie, Chairman
Jeffrey Winik, Vice Chairman
Padraic Reynolds, Treasurer
Patricia Schuckle, Secretary
Mary Bonsignore (d.2020)
Paul H. Kim, MD
Mary K. St. Mark, fmr. Chairperson
Anna Mae Vener
Omayra Andino, Chief Executive Officer
Mary Grace Giuliano, Chief Operating Officer
Elizabeth Matthews, Chief Quality Enhancement Officer
Mike Mazzocco, Chief Financial Officer
Gabi Opazo, Chief Innovation Officer
Paulette Mapp, Director, Residential Services, Southern Division
Erin McSorley, Director, Adult Day Services
Natalie Morgan-Williams, Director, Residential Services,
Anil Nand, Director, Facilities Management
Juan Pena, Director, Information Technology
Erica Robinson, Director, Clinical Supports
Vincent St. Mark, Director, Workforce Development
Richard Biondi, Jr.
Phillip Kiamie, Jr.
Mary K. St. Mark
2021 Corporate Awards Campaign Committee
Richard Biondi, Jr.
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