The Agency

The Agency



“To empower children and adults with developmental disabilities to live a life that best speaks to their unique self and supports their choices, needs, wants and hopes.”


Co-founder and immediate past CEO Debra McGinness, discusses how Select Human Services, Inc. connects to the community through a multitude of services and unique opportunities.

Select Human Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit, voluntary agency providing services in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. Services we provide include Community Habilitation, Waiver-Respite, In-Home Crisis Respite, Short Term Family Assistance, and Family Reimbursement Assistance. We also support the choice of Self-Direction through the provision of Start-Up/Support Broker and Fiscal Intermediary (FI) services. In addition, we provide a diverse array of supports and services through our Judy Voron Life Skills Studio (please explore more information about this wonderful studio on our Facebook page as well).

With a carefully selected interdisciplinary team, we take a holistic approach to serving individuals and families and guide them through processes and choices that foster a realization of their hopes, dreams and goals. While providing these services, we work to identify and facilitate connections to community resources and supports as well as optimize the provision of person-centered services. Our field is always changing and our agency is committed to tracking and responding to that change, ensuring informed and proactive approaches. More than ever before, it is essential we build mutually beneficial partnerships to fuel progress and support positive life experiences!



We are honored to note our affiliation with New Hope Community, Inc. on July 1 st , 2018. New Hope Community was founded in 1975 and offers extensive living choices through its large array of residential programs on its campus in Loch Sheldrake, NY and surrounding communities within Sullivan County, NY. New Hope also has a vibrant Day Habilitation and Day Habilitation WOW program as well as Supported Employment opportunities and self-direction support. Life with New Hope is further enriched by their organic farm located on the campus of Sullivan Community College and its greenhouse, gardens, barn, horses, ponies (and other animals) on its main campus. New Hope also provides support to individuals who find comfort in the love of a dog, through their new certified therapy dog assistance program.

For a multitude of reasons, Select Human Services, Inc. is thrilled to become part of the New Hope family and is confident the resulting synergies will fuel a dynamic platform for future growth that is both creative and relevant. Our immediate past CEO, Debbie McGinness is now the CEO of New Hope Community and provides oversight to the Select Human Services team, Ied by Executive Director, Peg Wicksman.

Please visit New Hope Community’s website to learn more.

Executive Board


Our Executive Board is comprised of both professionals and parents supporting our agency’s mission and continually working to respond to the field.


Rosemary Browne


Kevin O’Donohue

Vice Chairperson

Kelly Coburn

Board Member

Juliette McKerrell

Board Member

Marianne Goldman


Brianne Goldstein

Board Member

Lori Stroh

Board Member


Professional Affiliations