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Renee Pietrangelo, Ph.D

Partner Consultant

Renee Pietrangelo, Ph.D., Partner Consultant, has a professional career as a nonprofit executive that spans 42 years. Most recently, she served as CEO of the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) from November 1999 through December 2014, retiring after 15 years of service. ANCOR is a national association representing nearly 800 private, community service providers nationwide that serve nearly 500,000 people with disabilities and employ over 400,000 direct support staff.  During her tenure at ANCOR, Pietrangelo orchestrated the development/transition of infrastructure, systems, processes and governance structure to support the vision and mission of ANCOR. In 2004 she was awarded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services distinguished “Secretary’s Highest Recognition Award” by then HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson. In addition to service on numerous advisory councils and boards, she served as chair/co-chair of the Alliance for Full Participation, a national collaboration that brought together 15 national disability organizations to advance full participation values, policies and leading practices that underpin supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Prior to ANCOR, Pietrangelo served as chief operating officer and managing director of GAMA International, a nonprofit professional association in the financial services industry. Ms. Pietrangelo has over 40 years’ experience as a nonprofit association executive, with established expertise in the areas of strategic visioning; nonprofit governance; leadership development; and education and training. She has been integrally involved in quantitative and qualitative national research on leadership competencies. In her academic work, her focus was on ethics and human values. From 1985 to the present she has served as fundraising chair for El Salvador Medical Relief, a charitable organization supporting medical outreach programs and clinics in El Salvador. She is a past president and serves on the Board of Shared Horizons, a pooled special needs trust in the District of Columbia.