The Arc Westchester Welcomes Nicole Benjamin as Assistant Executive Director for Quality and Corporate Compliance
Westchester County, N.Y. (August 28, 2023) – The Arc Westchester today announced that it has welcomed Nicole Benjamin of Yonkers as Assistant Executive Director for Quality and Corporate Compliance. In this role, Ms. Benjamin will oversee all quality improvement, corporate compliance and staff development activities throughout the organization ensuring the highest quality services in all programs and the protection of people’s rights, safety, health, and satisfaction. Additionally, she will serve as the nonprofit’s Corporate Compliance Officer, maintaining and enhancing compliance with HIPAA and other requirements related to the confidentiality and maintenance of records, as well as supervising the HIPAA Privacy Officer.
“Ms. Benjamin brings extensive legal knowledge and a passion for human services to The Arc Westchester,” Tibi Guzmán, Executive Director/CEO of The Arc Westchester, said. “We are delighted to have her guiding our quality assurance and corporate compliance teams in order to maintain a high standard of services and support for people with developmental disabilities.”
Prior to joining The Arc Westchester, Ms. Benjamin worked at the Westchester County Department of Social Services where she oversaw contract compliance for 400 direct service providers for private nonprofit organizations (including disability organizations) as well as for private for-profit organizations. She is actively engaged in the Westchester Community and holds positions on numerous Boards and Committees, including: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Zeta Nu Omega Chapter, Co-Chair of Social Action Committee; Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, First Vice President; Westchester Women’s Agenda, Board Member; League of Women Voters, Rivertowns Chapter, Debate Moderator; Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, Westchester Chapter, Associate Jewel; and, Top Ladies of Distinction, Incorporated, Second Vice President.
“I am pleased and honored to be a part of The Arc Westchester team,” Nicole Benjamin, Assistant Executive Director for Quality and Corporate Compliance, The Arc Westchester, said. “I look forward to enhancing the agency’s Compliance Department and helping to continue the impactful work they have been doing across the County. I am confident that my background will enhance The Arc Westchester’s service delivery for the valuable individuals we support.”
Ms. Benjamin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Yale University, a law degree from CUNY School of Law, as well as Masters degrees in Social Work and in law from Fordham University and Touro School of Law, respectively.
About The Arc Westchester
The Arc Westchester, founded in 1949, is the largest agency in Westchester County supporting children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. The organization’s 850 employees provide more than 2,000 individuals throughout the county with a broad range of innovative and effective programs and services designed to foster independence, productivity and participation in community life.
Their mission is to provide innovative supports for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families, to build independence, achieve personal goals and strengthen community participation.