Press Release

Stephanie Turco Appointed President & CEO of Gateway Community Industries, Inc.

KINGSTON, NY (January 1, 2019) – Gateway Community Industries Incorporated, a leading independent, not-for-profit agency serving individuals with mental, developmental, physical and other differing abilities since 1957, announced on December 10, 2018 the appointment of Stephanie Turco, LCS W to President & CEO.

“The Board feels very confident that the roles that Stephanie has held at Gateway, as well as her past work experiences, have prepared her to assume the position of President & CEO for Gateway. Stephanie will begin immediately to work with Mary Ann Hildebrandt to ensure that there is a smooth transition of leadership in anticipation of Mary Ann’s retirement on February 1st, 2019,” said Michael Shaughnessy, Chairman of the Board.

Most recently, as the Vice President of Direct Services and Support as well as chief Operating Officer, Ms. Turco has led the residential, vocational and therapeutic service programs in a rapidly changing environment. The consolidation of these support services provides a continuity of care with great transparency for those we serve, as well as aligning our agency with clear direction as we move forward with the implementation of managed care.

Ms. Turco joined the agency in 2011 as a PROS Facilitator. In February of 2013 she was promoted to the position of Clinical Director of PROS and in 2015 she became the Vice President of Direct Services and Support. In July of 2018 she assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who previously served as a Court Appointed Special Child Advocate for Ulster County. Ms. Turco has particular expertise in Trauma-Informed Care, and has been trained at Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.

Prior to her Human Services career, Ms. Turco spent many years on the New York Stock Exchange with Specialist firm Webco Securities, Inc. Ms. Turco received a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Concordia College, Bronxville, NY, and a Masters of Social Work from New York University, NYC.

Gateway Community Industries, Inc. assists people in choosing, acquiring, using, and maintaining the skills and supports necessary to achieve success and satisfaction in their lives.