Executive

Staff

Peter J. Keitsock, Executive Director

Peter J. Keitsock was named the Executive Director of Avenues in February of 1996. He has been with the agency since January of 1988. Initially hired as a Program Specialist in the Vocational Program, he has held various positions within the agency including Vocational Evaluator, Vocational Program Manager and Assistant Executive Director.

As Executive Director, Mr. Keitsock is responsible for the overall management and operation of Avenues and is focused on the following four components: Program Evaluation and Development, Staff Development and Retention, Financial Viability, and Program Expansion as necessary for unmet needs of individuals with disabilities.








 

Maria Doyle, Assistant Executive Director

Maria Doyle started her career with Avenues in August of 1989 as a Behavioral Specialist.  She left the agency in the later part of 1993 and returned in September 1994 as the Program Manager of Eldergarden. She was named the Assistant Executive Director in August of 2001. In addition to her experience at Avenues, she has also supported people with intellectual disabilities in various living arrangements.

As Assistant Executive Director, Ms. Doyle provides supervision, support and oversight to the Programmatic Managers; ensures the agency is in compliance with all policies and regulations, both internal and external; and administers the agency's Incident Management Program.

 




Deidre Blum, Business Manager

Deidre Blum was named Business Manager of Avenues in May of 2002.  She started her career with Avenues as a Direct Care Worker in the Vocational Program in 1981. She moved to an office position in 1985 and held various positions in the business office including Secretary, Fiscal Assistant and Business Office Assistant.

As the Business Manager for Avenues, Ms. Blum manages the fiscal department of the agency, including budgeting and planning; payroll; accounts payable; accounts receivable; billing; and preparation and analyzation of financial statements. 

 








Kim McSurdy, Human Resource Program Manager

Kim McSurdy is the longest tenured member of the Executive Staff.  She started her career with Avenues in December of 1976 as a Relief House Parent. In August of 1977, she was hired as Director of Rehabilitative Services. She has held various positions throughout the years including Consumer Services Manager, Vocational Evaluator, Vocational Manager, and Quality Assurance Manager until becoming the Human Resource Program Manager in April of 2002.

 

As the Human Resource Program Manager, Ms. McSurdy recruits qualified employees for Avenues and supports employees by administering benefits, maintaining personnel files and conducting employee recognition activities. She also assists with policy development, monitoring performance evaluations and keeping abreast of new and changing employment laws.