Congratulations to Diane D’Orazio: Recipient of The Daniel J. Keating Leadership Award

Published On: October 7th, 2022Categories: News

Dan’s family joins in the celebration to honor Community Options’ Regional State Director at New Jersey Council of Developmental Disabilities Community Building Awards.


Diane has dedicated more than twenty-five years of service to the field. Currently, overseeing 160 staff who ensure the safety, independence, integration, and dignity of nearly 300 South Jersey residents and their families.


Diane’s high standards are reflected by the fact that every year she ensures that the 85 homes in her purview meet the state’s stringent requirements for quality and compliance.


Diane compassion shines through in her advocacy standing alongside individuals and their families to voice preferences and reach goals for independent community living. Countless individuals seeking placement outside of institutional settings were supported by Diane who shared the potential she saw for their success in the community. With the help of her advocacy, today hundreds are thriving in their community of choice.


Diane is a treasure – not only for the depth of her work but for the example that she sets for us all. Like Dan Keating, she embodies what human services is all about. Like Dan, she lives the mission.

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