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Mr. Robert S. Budd

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  • Bachelor of Arts degree , psychology
    State University of New York at Potsdam
  • Master of Professional Studies , psychology
    Long Island University
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Robert S. Budd, MPS
President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert S. Budd is President and Chief Executive Officer of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE), a not-for-profit agency that provides educational, community living opportunities and other support services for people with disabilities. Mr. Budd is a vision driven, results orientated leader with extensive experience as a consensus builder, program developer, operations manager, trouble-shooter, management trainer and consultant. He has over 30 years of progressive leadership experience successfully interacting and negotiating with Federal, State and County agencies.
Mr. Budd joined FREE in 1985 and has held key operations positions including Chief Administrative Officer, Associate Executive Director and Director of Quality Assurance and Education and Training. Mr. Budd was named Chief Executive Officer in 2008. He played a key leadership role in expansion of the organization from an annual budget of $1 million in 1985, serving forty-five individuals to a network of organizations providing over $100 million of services in 2014. Today, the network serves over 3,500 individuals annually in community living opportunities, vocational and clinical programs on Long Island.
Mr. Budd has initiated and developed numerous innovative proposals including a Career Center, services for individuals with multiple diagnoses, Individual Residential Alternatives, Day Programs, Crisis Residences, Health Care Clinic, Horse Ranch and various other programs for the under-served. He has effectively incorporated necessary procedural changes to increase efficiency as the organization grew from 45 to 2,000 employees.
Mr. Budd is actively involved with many human service agencies that support people with developmental and other disabilities. He is past president of the New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies (NYSACRA), as well as having been the president of many advocacy organizations in the past. Mr. Budd is also on the Board of Directors for the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), a national nonprofit trade association representing private providers of supports for people with disabilities.
Mr. Budd holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Potsdam and a Master of Professional Studies in psychology from Long Island University, CW Post.
About 4 years ago, Mary Greenfield ... [cached]
About 4 years ago, Mary Greenfield who was working at a similar agency called ACLD (Association for Children with Learning Disabilities), approached the Chief Executive Officer of FREE, Robert S. Budd, about starting a support group for differently-abled individuals who needed support in coming to terms with their sexuality.
Without hesitation, Robert S. Budd jumped at the opportunity and "FREE to BE" was born. Since 2010, "FREE to BE" has been successful in providing support and social events for differently-abled individuals to become more comfortable with who they are. Since then, "FREE to BE" holds monthly meetings and participates in social events such as the Long Island Pride Parade and Festival, movie nights and potluck dinners.
0389 Recently, David Kilmnick, Chief Executive Officer and founder of the Long Island Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Network (The Network) and Robert S. Budd, Chief Executive Officer of FREE, shared the vision of partnering to create a support group for their differently-abled individuals.
David Kilmnick, Robert S. Budd and their teams have been working synergistically to create a new partnership between FREE and the The Network.
Press Room | Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. [cached]
After 25 years, Robert Budd is still finding fresh ways to help people understand: Here's what it's like to live with intellectual disabilities, mental illness or traumatic brain injury. What choice does he have? As CEO of FREE, the nonprofit Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, he's personally responsible for 3,500 clients at 150 facilities, mostly on Long Island. And there he was on Friday at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue, introducing advocate Temple Grandin, who lives so inspiringly with autism she was played by Claire Danes on HBO. "Temple is an amazing role model and advocate," Budd said.
"Reculturing" After a Partnership: ... [cached]
"Reculturing" After a Partnership: Robert S. Budd, CEO of FREE Explains
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