Joyce Faria

President & CEO’s Message

Approximately 37 years ago, I began my career at CO-OP as a teacher. For the last 20 years, I am proud to have been CO-OP’s Chief Operating Officer. In all this time, it was most gratifying to me to be part of an organization that is values-driven and unquestionably committed to supporting people with disabilities.

Now, I am both excited and humbled to announce CO-OP’s Board of Directors has appointed me President and Chief Executive Officer of CO-OP.

While we will certainly face challenges in this ever-evolving services system, I am confident in our ability to meet these challenges and to thrive. We have a dedicated, talented workforce including support staff, clinicians, administrative staff, and experienced managers. The path we are on is an exciting one. As the reach and scope of our services will expand in the coming years, CO-OP will always remain true to our mission of supporting people of all abilities through the provision of quality services built on respect, innovation and commitment.

Please know that I remain diligent in seeking ways to improve and providing individuals with the exceptional services they have come to expect from CO-OP. As always, I appreciate the confidence and support from our Board and staff, along with the continued support of family, friends and business partners. None of our successes would have happened without you, and I look forward to the many successes to come.


Joyce Faria
President & Chief Executive Officer