Barbara Lamoreaux was hired by Claddagh Commission in 1982 as a part-time direct care worker. She has a BA from SUNY at Fredonia; and Master’s in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University.
Starting in the late 1980s, Barb held various leadership positions at Claddagh while the agency experienced significant growth in its services. During Barb’s tenure, Claddagh was recognized by New York State for their approach to person-centered services; and commitment to continuous quality improvement. “A quality environment is possible only when management has the courage to identify, and self-disclose its own internal weaknesses. Do not confuse quality with perfection. Quality is never truly achieved, but something that we must continuously strive toward.”
When the merger between Claddagh and sasi was completed in January 2016, Barb was appointed sasi’s Executive Vice-President of Community Services and Quality. Barb’s new duties include working with sasi’s community and residential services staff; and the agency’s quality support team.