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Community Options Strengthens Phoenix Leadership, Appoints Robyn Ratcliff to Executive Director

August 31, 2021 | Press Release.pdf

Community Options Executive Director Robin Ratcliff
Community Options Executive Director Robin Ratcliff

Phoenix, AZ – Community Options, Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Robin Ratcliff as Executive Director, where she will lead the organization’s residential, employment, and day habilitation services in the greater Phoenix region.

Community Options is a national nonprofit that supports 5,000 people with disabilities through innovative housing and employment programs.

“For over 30 years, I have dedicated myself to ensuring that people with disabilities have access to quality community-based support, so they can live their lives to their full potential,” said Ratcliff. “It is truly an honor to be welcomed into the Community Options family as the new Executive Director of the Phoenix region. We share the same steadfast dedication to helping people with disabilities live dignified lives within their communities, and I am excited to continue the organization’s success and further it in the Phoenix area.”

Robyn previously worked as a Program Manager at Arizona Training Evaluation Center. In her previous role, she evaluated business operations, recruited, and trained staff, and functioned as a COVID-19 Crisis Coordinator.  She was also the Center Director at AFH Perry Center. In total, Robyn has more than 30 years of experience.

“We are so excited to have Robyn join the team,” said Gregory Thoennes, Regional Vice President for Community Options. “Robyn brings a plethora of skills and lots of experience to Community Options. We can’t wait to see what she will accomplish here.” 

In Arizona, Community Options supports 105 people in community-based programs, including small homes. These homes house only two to three residents each and have a direct support professional onsite to ensure someone is always there to meet their varying needs. This model ensures that each person receives customized and person-centered support.


About Community Options, Inc.:

For over 30 years, Community Options has developed housing and employment supports for people with disabilities – serving thousands of people from over 40 offices across 10 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: and to follow along with the #AllItTakes campaign, search #AllItTakes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.