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Orchard Park Resident Dawn MacMurray Promoted to Vice President for Residential Services at People Inc.

Jan 14, 2014

Dawn MacMurray of Orchard Park, NY has been promoted to Vice President for Residential Services at People Inc. MacMurray has been employed at People Inc. for 13 years. Throughout that time, she has held positions as developmental specialist, team leader, program administrator, program director and associate vice president. She has her Bachelor’s in Social Work from State University of New York at Buffalo. Currently, she is working towards her Master’s degree in multidisciplinary studies with a focus on public administration, leadership and creative studies.

MacMurray enjoys working in residential services where she began. She said, “In July of 2000, I began working at People Inc. as a part-time employee supporting individuals in a Southtowns home. The house itself was loud and busy and it just felt like a second home to me; it still is.”

MacMurray credits her achievements to be based on the opportunities and recognition that People Inc. has for promoting and supporting hard working staff and helping them succeed. She is always excited at the opportunities to bridge the gap for acceptance and understanding in the community. She strives to empower individuals through collaboration with individuals, family and employees. MacMurray said, “Immediately, I felt I was making a difference in someone’s life and the individuals were making a difference in mine.”

MacMurray is a wife and mother of two sons. She is a graduate of Leadership Buffalo Rising Leaders Program 2005, and says, “People Inc. presents opportunities for constant collaboration and a working environment with respect, opportunities to learn, and grow with a general sense of commitment by all to ensure the positive and supportive culture at People Inc.”