February 08, 2019 | Press Release.pdf
Community Options Appoints New Executive Director to Lead Middlesex/Monmouth Counties Office
(Princeton, NJ) – Community Options, Inc. proudly announces the promotion of Kathryn Giron to the post of Executive Director of the Middlesex and Monmouth Counties Office. In this role, she will have direct oversight of local residential and day programs for people with disabilities, talent recruitment and development, programming, budgeting, quality assurance, and cultivation of relationships within the business community in partnership with the Community Options Business Advisory Council.
“We are delighted to have Kathryn lead our operations in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties. Her growth at Community Options has been remarkable and her talent, passion, and commitment to excellence are evident in all that she does,” said Svetlana Repic-Qira, Regional Vice President at Community Options, Inc. “We look forward to the significant impact she will have on individuals with disabilities in her enhanced leadership role.”
Giron began working with Community Options in June 2012, originally joining as a Direct Support Professional in the Bergen/Passaic regional offices. She has earned four promotions throughout her tenure in the organization, also serving as a Community Support Manager and Coordinator, overseeing the operations of 14 local homes. Prior to joining Community Options, Giron ran Aquatics programs for the YMCAs of Union and Woodbridge, NJ.
“I came into the field not knowing what to expect and I fell in love with it. Working with the individuals on a daily basis, and watching their growth, has been deeply motivating to further my knowledge and experience in this field, and with Community Options. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve as an Executive Director for Community Options, and excited to begin this new chapter,” says Giron.
Giron earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from New Jersey City University. A New Jersey native, Giron lives in Edison with her husband and son.
About Community Options, Inc.:
For 30 years, Community Options has developed housing and employment programs for people with disabilities, serving thousands of people through over 40 offices across 11 states. Community Options provides advocacy assistance to empower people with disabilities because all people, regardless of ability level, should live and work in the community with dignity, choice and self-determination. For more information please visit our website: www.comop.org and to follow along with the ComOpCares campaign, search #ComOpCares on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.