The Arc Westchester’s Flagship Employer, Regeneron, Honored by The Arc New York
The Arc Westchester announced that one of its longstanding employment partners, Regeneron in Tarrytown, has been honored with The Arc New York’s Employer Recognition Award. The Award was presented to Sally Paull, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Regeneron, during a virtual awards ceremony on July 28th.
“We are grateful to Regeneron for their commitment to building a truly inclusive workforce and for embracing the contributions of people with developmental disabilities,” Tibi Guzmán, Executive Director/CEO of The Arc Westchester, said. “Since becoming an employment partner in 2011, Regeneron has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to helping our individuals succeed in their jobs and fully integrating them into our workplace. We are honored to have them as a partner and thank The Arc New York for recognizing their impact.”
Regeneron currently employs seven people with developmental disabilities through its partnership with The Arc Westchester. These individuals work as Vivarium Assistants and execute various administrative and maintenance tasks that are customized to their skill sets. Each of these individuals is paired with a non-disabled staff partner to help them learn the ropes and become acquainted with the campus. Individuals are consistently given opportunities to grow in their roles by learning new tasks and working additional hours. A true testament to the company’s commitment to inclusive employment and a diverse workforce: during the pandemic, Regeneron continued to pay all employees, including the people we support, regardless of if they were actively working, or not.
“Diversity is critically important and foundational in having a strong culture,” said Sally Paull, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Regeneron. “We are honored to be recognized by The Arc New York for our collaboration with The Arc Westchester. The Regeneron colleagues who we employ through this program are valued members of our team and we are proud to have them contributing to the groundbreaking work that we do together.”
The Arc New York Employer Recognition Award provides Chapters with an opportunity to recognize an individual, corporation, or business in New York state that has demonstrated outstanding support in providing services and job opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. Regeneron was recognized alongside two other inclusive employers in New York. Of note, the biotechnology company was previously recognized for its commitment to inclusive employment in 2018 when it received The Arc Westchester’s Share of Voice Award.
The Arc Westchester, founded in 1949, is the largest agency in Westchester County supporting children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. The organization’s 850 employees provide more than 2,000 individuals throughout the county with a broad range of innovative and effective programs and services designed to foster independence, productivity and participation in community life.
The mission of The Arc Westchester is to empower children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, to achieve their potential by strengthening families and encouraging personal choices, abilities and interests.
The Arc Westchester is a chapter of The Arc USA and The Arc New York.