Tracy Atkinson serves as Vice President of The Arc of Massachusetts’ Board of Directors. Since joining the board in 2009, Tracy has been a generous contributor and provided thoughtful leadership on organizational development. Through her participation, State Street has been one of the leading donors of The Arc for the past five years, strengthening our advocacy on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Tracy’s commitment to The Arc’s mission comes from a personal perspective which she shares with her husband, John. Upon joining The Arc she noted that she had “visited what I consider substandard classrooms where children like my son, Michael, are placed, and wished I could help the families of these children know they can and should expect more. I know there are more challenges that lie ahead for us as Michael moves into adulthood. It is important to me to help create the kind of future that I want for Michael and others with intellectual disabilities. I am thankful for the tremendous work that The Arc does, advocating for housing, employment and social opportunities for individuals like Michael.” Tracy and John live in Boston (revised town). In addition to Michael, they have a daughter, Patty, who is in college.