Lindy Perry-Garnette, MSW

Executive Director

Lindy Perry-Garnette, MSW was selected as the Executive Director of The Arc of Greensboro in July 2021. She has over 35 years of experience in human services management in the nonprofit sector as well as in local government and has a life-long passion for advocating for those who need a voice. Lindy began her career developing and managing residential and supported employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities I/DD. She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. Lindy serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor for the University of Maryland Global College, where she teaches Diversity Awareness and Disability Studies. In addition to her professional work, Lindy is the parent of an adult son with intellectual disabilities and mental health challenges.


Don Scales, MPA

arcBARKS Director

Don Scales, MPA is the arcBARKS Director. He has worked at The Arc of Greensboro for 6 years, starting as arcBARKS Business Manager in June 2015 and becoming the Program Director in May 2018.  Don graduated from James Madison University with a BA in History and attained a Master's in Public Affairs from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2015.  During graduate school Don worked at Spring Garden Bakery while also completing internships at the NC Institute of Political Leadership and the City of Burlington City Manager's Office.  Don is passionate about public service and advocating for individuals with intellectual disabilities.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and dog Ace, road cycling, and watching the English Premier League. Don can be reached at: dscales@arcbarks.com


Alison Brubaker, M.Ed. Q.P.

Program Director

Alison Brubaker, M.Ed. Q.P. is Program Director.  She graduated from UNC-Greensboro with both a B.A. in Public Relations and Communication Studies and Master of Education in Interdisciplinary Studies of Preschool Education and Development. Alison previously worked for Guilford County Schools as a Tutor and Substitute Teacher. This will be Alison's 10th year with Project SEARCH.  Alison can be reached at: Abrubaker@arcg.org


Billie Jones, M.Ed

Job Specialist with Project SEARCH

Billie Jones, M.Ed is a Job Specialist with Project SEARCH. She has an undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree from UNC Chapel Hill in Special Education. Billie spent 32 Years teaching with Guilford County Schools. She is in her 8th year working with The Arc. Billie can be reached at: bjones@arcg.org


Stela Tomas

Employment Specialist

Stela Tomas is an Employment Specialist at The Arc of Greensboro. She has served individuals with I/DD since 1989. Stela's experience includes working in day programs across different agencies. Since January 2008 Stela has worked with The Arc of Greensboro assisting consumers with job placements. She thrives on seeing consumers find success in their jobs, and in their lives, enjoying activities such as attaining a driving license, living independently and being successful in all endeavors of their choosing. Stela considers it a privilege to be allowed to participate in the lives of those she serves by way of lending her assistance and support. Stela can be reached at: stomas@arcg.org

Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith

Assistant Director of arcBARKS

Andrea Smith has been the Assistant Director of arcBARKS since May 2018. She attended UNCG for Biological and Cultural Anthropology before making a career switch to professional baking. Andrea came to arcBARKS with a background in professional baking and business management.  Since Andrea joined The Arc of Greensboro, arcBARKS has utilized her Research and Development experience and expertise to release two new types of treats.  Andrea loves her position at arcBARKS and the opportunity to teach arcBARKS Bakers all the processes that go into treat production.


Maddie Ward

Program Director

Maddie started with The Arc of Greensboro in 2020 as a graduated assistant. After completing her master's degree in therapeutic recreation, she moved to Georgia to complete an internship in Adventure Therapy for people with disabilities, serious illnesses, and other life challenges. Now back at The Arc, her goal is to provide opportunities for social learning and other meaningful leisure activities. In her new role, she will be directing the Challenger Sports programs, as well as all other social and educational events and programs. In her free time, she loves to be outside running and biking.


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Leah Isaac


Leah has been the part-time Receptionist with The Arc of Greensboro since 2012. She is a 2006 graduate of Eastern High School. Since beginning work with The Arc of Greensboro, Leah has gotten her driver's license and a van making getting to and from work much easier. Leah has lived in her own apartment since 2016.

Charles Boyd

Charles Boyd


Charles has been the part-time Custodian with The Arc of Greensboro since May 1989. He makes sure the offices are spotless and clutter free. In addition to his custodial work, Charles brings a bright smile to work every day and entertains staff with his beautiful voice.


Marcy Williams

Project Search

Marcy Williams is a Community Navigator. She started with The Arc of Greensboro as a volunteer and joined the staff in 2015 as a Billing Specialist. In 2018 Marcy transferred to the Community Navigator program as she wanted to help more individuals and families with advocacy and support. For many years prior to coming to The Arc, Marcy was a paralegal. She left employment for about 13 years to care for a family member with special needs. Marcy may be reached at: mwilliams@arcg.org

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Jada Dunn

Financial Office Manager

Jada Dunn has been with the Arc of Greensboro since April 2022. She started as our Special Projects Specialist, assisting with events and donation tracking. Beginning in August 2022 Jada assumed the role of Financial Office Manager. Jada is very passionate about the work she does and will assist in any way possible. She is eager to teach and also continuing education to be able to assist our clients and the team of the Arc of Greensboro. Jada has over 5 years working with non-profit organizations in the triad area. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing and spending time with her family and volunteering with events and other programs with the Arc of Greensboro and other non-profit agencies.


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Riley Axe

Program Intern

Riley grew up in Huntersville, NC and now resides in Wilmington when not at school. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Parks and Recreation Management, with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation.  Riley has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in Applied Studies in Education with a heavy focus on special education. Along with her studies, she was a cross country and track and field runner while at UNC.

Although she enjoyed her experiences in the classroom, she soon realized that my true calling was helping those in the special needs population outside of the classroom setting. Her interests in therapeutic recreation have led her to repeatedly volunteer at the Special Olympics, as well as working as a caregiver for a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus. Her passion for is to assist those with disabilities to thrive in all settings.