Chief of Community Relations and Outreach
Karleen is a non-profit executive with 20 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities. Prior to joining PHP in December 2014, she was Director of Vocational and Employment services at AHRC Nassau, supporting over 500 adults through programs such as day habilitation, supported employment, and pre-vocational. She was instrumental in developing and growing affirmative business models that support work for adults with disabilities. Karleen has served on Education and Workforce Development Committees for NYSACRA and the Long Island Alliance, was a certified OPWDD SCIP-R instructor, Diversity in the Workplace facilitator, and an adjunct faculty at Nassau Community College – teaching an I/DD studies course. Ms. Haines recently transitioned into the role of Community Relations Chief after serving as PHP’s Chief of Care Coordination. She is a licensed Health Agent in the state of NY; holds a BA in Psychology and an MPS in Management from Stonybrook University.