MaryBeth Schneider, MPA

Vice President, Network Development & Member Services of the New York Business Leadership Network

MaryBeth Schneider has dedicated her thirty year career to supporting people with developmental and other disabilities so that they are able to be included in all aspects of community life. MaryBeth prioritizes the issues of employment, self-advocacy and rights protection and incorporates creative, individually centered approaches to helping people meet their life goals. As Vice President for Network Development and Member Services of the New York Business Leadership Network, she focuses her energy on cultivating a strong and dynamic coalition of businesses that embrace the idea and understand the value of an inclusive workforce. Additionally, she consults with other non-profit human service agencies that are conducting research to inform policy decisions.

MaryBeth has enjoyed a very personal connection to the Grace Children’s Foundation (GCF) since its inception and has witnessed first- hand the unwavering dedication, compassion and selflessness of the Robertson family. Of serving on the CGF board MaryBeth says, “It is an honor to work in service of the mission of this exceptional organization. It’s true that ‘it is in the shelter of each other that the people live.’ I believe that CGF embodies that community-minded spirit; encouraging others to share their time, talent and resources for the benefit of children around the globe.”

MaryBeth lives in upstate New York with her husband Brian and two children, Jack and Anni.