Board of Directors
Judy Schelle, President
Jean Schultz, Vice President
Katherine Preston, Secretary
Rinaldo Esposito, DC., Treasurer
Michael D. Ostrander
Deputy Executive Director
Lexington's mission is to provide the best possible supports to children and adults with disabilities and their families, to be the best possible employer for its employees and to contribute to the community.
What We Do
Lexington began in 1953 when a small group of parents met to discuss how to improve the lives of their children who had developmental disabilities. Since then, first informally and then formally as Lexington’s Board of Directors, parents have led Lexington as a private, not-for-profit agency. Organizational offerings include a lengthy menu of clinical, residential, family, employment, and autism services in Fulton and Albany counties.
Lexington offers an array of programs, services and supports to approximately 1,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Fulton and Albany Counties. Lexington continues to expand and diversify while remaining deeply committed to its core values and mission of excellence – making Lexington a great place for people with disabilities and for our employees. Lexington has developed a full array of services and resources to help people achieve their goals in life.
Lexington's person-first approach puts the emphasis on each person's needs, wants and desires rather than their disability. Each person we support is the driving force of their own personalized plan. From how we structure program activities to the language we use at our agency, we are committed to fostering an environment where the people we support are not only respected and valued, but also play an integral role in Lexington's day-to-day operations.
What Sets Us Apart
In June of 2013, Lexington proudly received the prestigious four-year CQL Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation from The Council on Quality and Leadership. This award confirms that the organization shares CQL’s vision for person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people receiving supports and services.
For the second year in a row, Lexington was selected as one of the Albany Times Union Top Workplaces. In fact, we're the #1 Large Workplace in the entire Capital Region! The Top Workplaces are determined solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading organizational health and employee engagement research firm. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 37 major publishing partners, like the Albany Times Union, and recognizes a list of 150 National Top Workplaces.