We are thrilled to announce that we have hired a new Executive Director to lead the MetroWest Center for Independent Living, Inc.. Please join us in welcoming Sadie L. Simone who will be stepping into this role effective April 3, 2023. She will succeed Paul Spooner, a nationally known advocate for people with disabilities, who passed away unexpectedly in October of 2022. Paul held this position for over 30 years and was greatly loved by the community.
Sadie brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the nonprofit sector, particularly in program management and development, community engagement and Independent Living Center program performance. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a deep commitment to advancing the rights and independence of people with disabilities, and her leadership and vision will be invaluable to our organization.
Sadie holds a master’s degree in public health and has worked in various leadership positions in the nonprofit sector, including nine years at the Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council. She has led successful independent living center events, developed innovative training resources, and built strong relationships with national and community partners and stakeholders within the Independent Living Movement.
As our new Executive Director, Sadie will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our organization, including advocacy, program development, fundraising, financial management, and community outreach. She is excited to work closely with our dedicated staff, board members, and volunteers to ensure that we continue to provide high-quality services and support to people with disabilities throughout our community.
Please join us in congratulating Sadie on this new role and welcoming her to our organization. We look forward to her leadership and vision as we work together to create a more inclusive and equitable community for all.
Rose Quinn, Acting Director
Joe Bellil, Board President
Message from Joe Bellil, Board President
“The MWCIL Board of Directors is excited to work with Sadie to achieve the center’s goals and make a positive impact in our community. We believe that her experience and leadership will help us continue to grow and serve our community even better.”