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STAR, Inc. Executive Director Passes Torch after 40 Years of Service New Fairfield Resident to Take the Helm in January

STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way…is excited to announce MaryGrace Giuliano as STAR’s Executive Director effective January 8, 2024, following a nationwide search to replace retiring Executive Director, Katie Banzhaf.  Ms. Banzhaf, who recently passed a forty-year milestone at STAR, announced her plans to retire last spring

MaryGrace Giuliano has over 30 years’ experience serving children, families, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  She currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Institutes for Applied Dynamics in Tarrytown, NY and resides in Connecticut.  Previously, she was the Director of Disability Services in the Office of Persons with Developmental Disabilities appointed by the Governor of New York. She has her B.S. in Social Work from Marist College, H.R. Certificate from Villanova University, and M.S. Social Work from Fordham University. 

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