Support for Families welcomes Wendy Neikirk Rhodes as Executive Director!

by | May 15, 2023 | SFCD Promo

The Board of Directors for Support for Families of Children with Disabilities is delighted to announce the appointment of Wendy Neikirk Rhodes as Executive Director.

Board President Sally Coghlan McDonald says: “Wendy brings extensive experience in nonprofit leadership, strategy, fundraising, and program development. She has served as Interim Executive Director of Support for Families since April 2022 and led the organization through significant operational challenges and positive organizational change. We are thrilled she is at the helm and look forward to a strong future under her leadership.”

Previously, Ms. Neikirk Rhodes held leadership positions with arts and civil rights organizations in New York including the Apollo Theater, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Legal Services of Central New York, the New York Philharmonic, and Syracuse Stage. She also holds an MBA in Strategy and Marketing from New York University and has served as President of the Jamesville Dewitt (NY) School Board and Vice Chair of the Syracuse Opera Board of Directors.

Wendy Neikirk Rhodes reflects: “As the parent of two incredible children, one of whom is autistic, I have a deep personal connection to the work of Support for Families. I am looking forward to continuing the work with our dedicated staff. Together, we can help families access vital support and services and boldly center their experiences to create positive change in the maze of systems we are all forced to navigate for our children.”