Meet our Staff!

The Staff at The Arc Community Advocates work hard to empower people with developmental and intellectual disabilities to determine their own future.  Our advocates help several hundred individuals each year by advocating for their best interests in areas including education and human services as well as many other major life areas 

Susan joined The Arc Community Advocates in May of 2016.  She brings over 15 years of non-profit and business administrative leadership     experience that will contribute to the Arc’s mission to provide advocacy and community connection services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. “This is a great opportunity to continue the vital work of The Arc Community Advocates and to look for new ways to partner and broaden the inclusive opportunities and choices of those we serve”, Rush said “the more we can reduce barriers and connect individuals, the more independent the individual  and healthier the community will be.”
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       Sue Rush

        Executive Director

      Anne joined The Arc Community Advocates in July 2013 as a full time Advocate and in May of 2015, agreed to become the Interim Executive Director, until Susan Rush was hired. Anne is excited to return to service of our clients. She has over 20 years experience serving individuals with disabilities, having worked for Interact of Michigan, MRC Industries, Pathways and Lawrence Public Schools. Anne was one of  the first Employment Training Specialists in Michigan, specializing in providing supported employment services to individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Outside of her career, Anne has pursued a variety of interests and says, "I like to know how things are done so I sometimes take the long road and learn about the process, which I believe gives me a better understanding of myself and the world I live in". She is also a Certified Massage Therapist with a small but satisfying practice. She tends to a farm with a variety of animals and you can find her selling fruits and veggies at the Kalamazoo Farmer Market in the summer.
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                 Anne Cox                        

        Director of Advocacy

Susan Mumma
Susan Mumma joined The Arc Community Advocates as a part-time receptionist in May 2012. She applied for a position with Arc Community Advocates because she heard that they work with individuals with disabilities and encouraged those individuals to apply so she believed she would be a perfect fit.  She is currently attending Kalamazoo Valley Community College for a Computer Programming (CIS) degree, now an IT degree even though she already graduated with an Occupational and Technical Studies degree.  She volunteers at The Department of Human Services as an Office Support person doing billing, labeling, filing and other office duties. “I love working here and am excited to help out any way that I can,” Sue says.
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