CRSI CEO elected to ANCOR’s board of directors


The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) welcomed Than Johnson, CEO of CRSI, a not for profit provider of developmental disability service options headquartered in Urbana, to its National Board of Directors. He was elected for a three-year term that began this fall.

ANCOR is a nonprofit trade association representing more than 1,000 private community providers of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Its mission is to advance the ability of members in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to fully participate in their communities. ANCOR’s members support over 600,000 individuals.

“ANCOR advocates for the continued federal funding of services for individuals with disabilities and the organizations that support them,” said Barbara Merrill, CEO. “ANCOR works to influence responsible federal public policy to protect and promote quality services; obtain resources to attract and retain a quality workforce and shape, innovate and transition to the emerging environment of long-term services and supports including health care integration. And we look to board members like Than to help guide those strategies.

“Than has been at the forefront of ANCOR leadership for many years,” Merrill said. ”He is our go-to person on so many critical issues. He has been invaluable to us and we are so very pleased that he is once again serving on the ANCOR Board of Directors.”

Johnson previously held other positions on the board of directors, including national president. He co-chairs the ANCOR National Government Relations Committee and is a member of the ANCOR Foundation Board of Trustees.

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Submitted by the American Network of Community Options and Resources.

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