Andrea Zuber Named CEO of The Arc Minnesota
The Arc Minnesota has appointed Andrea Zuber as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 19, 2019. The Arc Minnesota Board of Directors confirmed Zuber as CEO at the January 17, 2019 Board meeting. As CEO, she will provide executive leadership, vision, and strategic direction for The Arc to provide consistent, essential services to support more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout Minnesota.
Zuber is currently Director of Social Services for Dakota County and has spent her entire career leading the development and delivery of social services with extensive experience in transforming support for people with disabilities and their families. As director, she championed full inclusion for people with disabilities and people with mental health challenges, integrated employment and housing, and was a recognized as a sponsor and leader in the implementation of diversity, inclusion, and equity work.
“It is an honor and a privilege to lead The Arc Minnesota at this time,” said Zuber. “Working together with all who believe in a bright future for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, we will be committed to creating hope, connections, and opportunities to support all Minnesotans plan for and live their best lives.”
Her 22 years of experience in the disability field includes leadership roles at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Ramsey County, and Arc Great Rivers. She has been actively engaged in partnerships and collaborations based on her experience with organizations that support inclusion for people with disabilities including People First Minnesota and the Minnesota Disability Law Center Citizens Advisory Council. She serves on ICI's Community Advisory Council, has served on the Minnesota Employment First Coalition, and was engaged in efforts related to the development and implementation of the Minnesota Olmstead Plan.
The Arc Minnesota promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, actively supporting them and their families in a lifetime of full inclusion and participation in their communities. The Arc provides information and assistance, planning services, and leads grass roots public policy advocacy throughout Minnesota.