SAIL announces new executive director

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Southern Adirondack Independent Living (SAIL) recently announced the appointment of Tyler Whitney as its new executive director.

Marti Burnley, current director of SAIL, is retiring.

Whitney has been employed at SAIL for the past three years as deputy director and brings an abundance of well-rounded academic and non-profit work experience to his new role.

He is a local resident who knows and loves the community.

Whitney has been instrumental in the transformation of SAIL to a premier human services organization within the region.

Board president David Bogue said, “Since Tyler joined our organization, he has demonstrated the growth, the leadership skills, and the work ethic that the board felt confident would carry SAIL smoothly through this transition and continue to build on the growth and success of SAIL in the years to come. He has established himself as an emerging leader in our industry and our community. We are delighted to have him in this role, and we look forward to supporting him in his new leadership position.”

Whitney said, “I am thrilled and honored to serve as the executive director for an organization as remarkable and important as Southern Adirondack Independent Living. SAIL is a premier agency serving 16 counties and assisting those living with disabilities to live more independently. I am looking forward to continuing the great work of the agency and elevating the importance of independence alongside the incredible staff of this organization.”

SAIL provides an array of advocacy, health insurance and nursing home transition services to individuals with disabilities and their families. The organization also loans out a vast amount of durable medical equipment at no cost.

SAIL has offices in Queensbury, Wilton Mall, and Plattsburgh.

For more information, visit sailhelps.org.