ARC Broward Wishes a Fond Farewell to Board of Director Steve L. Pattison

SUNRISE, FL – (September 17, 2015) – ARC Broward, a not-for-profit dedicated to transforming the community by providing opportunities for people with disabilities and other life challenges to realize their full potential, wishes a fond farewell to Steve Pattison, who steps down from the ARC Broward’s Board of Directors after serving 16 years.

Throughout his tenure Pattison served on various committees, and along with fellow Board members faced key challenges including the economic recession, funding cutbacks, natural disasters and more. Despite these challenges over the years, the organization was able to reduce reliance on government funding, develop strategic plans for future growth, establish and develop the three mission based enterprises, and developed the Support Autism specialty license plate all while enhancing  the agency’s standing in the community.

Pattison joined the board when his own son Stephen was just a teenager attending ARC Broward programs. Stephen, now 31, has a great love of music, and is ARC Broward’s regular celebrity DJ at all of the organization’s events.

ARC Broward’s Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders dedicated to the organization’s mission, including recently elected  members at large Michael Wild, managing partner of Wild Felice & Partners, P.A. and Palak Singh, Senior Manager in the Tax Department of McGladrey LLP in Ft. Lauderdale. They join Board Officers: Ken Gregson, Chair; George Taylor, Vice Chair; Cheryl Duke, Treasurer and Carolyn Davis, Secretary as well as other at large members, Gary Arenson, Tanya Bower, Jackie Travisano, Doug Eaton, Rosy Lopez and Michael Goodman.

“Steve has been an incredible asset, bringing his knowledge, insight and expertise to the board, and will be missed.” said ARC Broward President/CEO Dennis Haas.  “We are fortunate to have a group of Broward’s finest community leaders on our Board with passion for the ARC Broward mission and a commitment to help us continue to flourish as we look to the future.”

ARC Broward operates at nine locations and provides 21 programs for individuals and families throughout Broward County. For more information about ARC Broward, its board of directors and various programs, visit or call (954) 746-9400.


Incorporated in 1956, ARC Broward is a nationally accredited, private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, as well as those with various life challenges. ARC Broward operates three “mission-based” enterprises including the ARC Broward Learning InstituteARC Broward Culinary Institute and ARC Broward Electronics Recycling Services and provides services through 21 programs in 9 locations across Broward County. By working hand in hand with families, guardians, businesses, civic organizations, donors and funders, encouragement and opportunities that create life-changing outcomes are provided so that people with developmental disabilities and other challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities. To learn more or to donate visit or call 954-746-9400. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.