HUNTERSVILLE – UMAR has hired Ann Church as the agency’s new president.

“Ann brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the developmental disability field and she will play an instrumental role in fostering the growth and success of our group homes, programs and services,” said UMAR Board of Trustees Chairman Ed Imbrogno.

Church succeeds former UMAR President Steve Sellers who resigned in July.

Church has worked with several non-profits and for-profits in various leadership roles. Most recently, Church served as the vice president of advancement at Alexander Youth Network, North Carolina’s leading provider of children’s behavioral healthcare.

UMAR is a nonprofit that serves more than 325 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout western North Carolina.