In this blog, Arc of Acadiana wants to take the opportunity to spotlight one of our organization’s heroes and our Program Manager: Angela Clymer-Norris.
Keep reading to see why we chose to promote her into this role and what her Day Program Division is all about.
What is Arc of Acadiana’s Day Program?
Our Day program focuses on meeting the recreational, social, and employment readiness needs of our I/DD community.
This program serves over 200 individuals as well as employs adults with special needs in the community and in Arc of Acadiana’s resale stores, recycling facility, janitorial and vending small business enterprises.
These needs, when met, impact our members in really profound ways. Our Day Programs thus directly enhance the future and the overall quality of life of our clients.
Who Is Angela Clymer-Norris?
DEDICATED ENERGETIC PROGRAM MANAGER
Angela Clymer-Norris is our dedicated energetic Program Manager for Arc of Acadiana’s largest day program in New Iberia.
Angie says that she is very excited about the new day program building currently under construction on Redwood Drive in New Iberia, which is expected to be completed by June 1st.
She is a member of the Iberia Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Rotary Club, as well as The Berry queens of New Iberia.
CONTINUES TO LEARN AND HAVE FUN
She is currently pursuing her masters degree in Nonprofit Administration from LSUS. She is married to Adam Norris and is the mother to three sons. When she is not working at Arc of Acadiana, Angie enjoys fishing, frogging, and hunting with Adam.
Why Is Angela Best Suited For The Program Manager Position?
Angie is very committed to all of the clients and staff under her leadership and strives to ensure that each person receives the best care and guidance possible in order that all work, recreational and professional needs are met.
Angie has worked for Arc of Acadiana for nearly 22 years. She began her career with Arc as a Direct Support Personnel (DSP), and then was promoted to Arc’s New Iberia Day Program Administrative Assistant and several years ago to Program Manager.
Angie proudly states, “I absolutely love working with my team in New Iberia! The clients we serve are the reason I love what I do. Making a difference in someone’s life is truly what inspires me and I get to do that every day at Arc of Acadiana!”
HEAR FROM OTHERS ABOUT ANGIE
“Angie is an energetic leader who is fueled by creative ideas to serve our clients while inspiring our staff with the support she provides to all. She accepts each day as an exciting new challenge with optimism and professionalism and is always willing to help any other manager and program. Angie is eager to learn anything new and work in partnership with our leadership team to influence better services for our clients. She works smart and efficiently and takes great pride in all she does. I am so very proud to have Angie as one of our bright leaders at Arc of Acadiana. Not only because of the job she does, but the lovely person and business woman she is!”
Arc of Acadiana, COO
“Angie is a ball of energy! Always thinking of new ideas that will benefit the clients in her care. When talking to Angie you can feel the excitement in her voice as she is always promoting Arc of Acadiana and coming up with new ways of streamlining our New Iberia small businesses that will help her staff and clients reach their goals!”
Arc of Acadiana, CEO