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Mark Nace

Vice President of OPWDD & Community Services


Mark Nace is the Vice President of OPWDD (New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities) and Community Services. Mark received a B.S. in Political Science in 2001 from SUNY Oneonta and his Master’s Degree in Human Services in 2017, Suma Cum Lauda from Kaplan University. In 2001, Mark began his career in a direct support role and held a variety of management positions with progressively more responsibilities in residential services. In 2005, he joined Abilities First as an Assistant Director of Day Habilitation Services and was later promoted to the Director of Day Habilitation Services in 2013. Mark became the Senior Director of Day Habilitation and Employment Services in 2018, overseeing both adult day and vocational programs. With the establishment of the Abilities Partnership of the Hudson Valley Inc. in 2021, Mark plays a dual role by joining the In Flight team alongside his role at Abilities First. Mark has been an active member of the New York State Association of Day Services provider for several years and currently sit on the board of directors.