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Martin Barrett

Chief Operating Officer

InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies

Martin has worked as a financial manager in the not-for-profit field his entire career. As Chief Operating Officer of IAC, his responsibilities include oversight of Finances, I.T., Human Resources, Insurance, and Facilities.

He is a lifelong New York resident living with his wife, Bette, in Manhattan. He was Board Chair of Community Board 6 Manhattan for two years, as well as having chaired several of the board committees such as Parks, Public Safety, Budget, By-Laws Revision, and Nominations committees,

Martin has been involved in community support of parks, starting as president of the Phipps Plaza West Tenants Association when he co-founded the Friends of Bellevue Park Association in the mid-’80s. He continued his concern for area parks when he co-founded the Stuyvesant Cove Park Association in 1996.

His volunteerism also included being on the boards or chairperson of several other not-for-profit organizations.

HR & IT Director's Committee

Human Resources Directors’ Committee


The IAC HR Directors Committee is a group of human resources professionals who meet monthly in an open forum to discuss and review topical human resources issues. These are typically the Human Resource professionals who work in member agencies that support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The meetings focus on the unique challenges that human resources departments face in this field and the HR implications of federal and state initiatives for the I/DD community. We also try to provide information about labor and employment law changes that may impact us and to share our experience regarding recruiting, onboarding, using HRIS/payroll systems, evaluating employee performance, and other HR processes and procedures. The HR Committee also reports to the full IAC membership monthly. All are welcome.

Information technology (I.T.) Directors Committee

The IT Committee at IAC comprises IT Directors, CIOs, and CTOs, as well as staff from member agencies, who are interested in achieving greater productivity from their electronic assets. Including network systems, laptops, and telephonic devices. The group meets periodically to discuss issues facing agencies, including changing regulations and policies, emerging technologies, new initiatives, and generally brainstorming on challenges in the non-profit space in NYS. The collaborative nature of the committee makes for an atmosphere of shared solutions, not competition. The IT group brings in vendor presenters, when possible, to keep the group informed on a variety of technology solutions, trends, and guidance that we feel are relevant to members.


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