Idaho Association of Community Providers (IACP) welcomes Lydia Dawson as new Executive Director

The IACP Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Lydia Dawson as its new executive director. Dawson recently relocated to Idaho from Maine where she served as the executive director of the Maine Association for Community Service Providers (MACSP) representing the association of community-based providers. Prior to this position, Dawson served as a staff attorney at Maine’s protection and advocacy agency representing individuals with disabilities utilizing community-based services through Medicaid. Dawson has been engaged as a national speaker and trainer on topics related to guardianship and supported decision-making, disability rights, and Medicaid due process. 
“We are very excited to have Lydia join us as the executive director of IACP,” says Stacy Stephens, the Board President. “Lydia brings a wealth of knowledge about community-based services and practiced legal advocacy for individuals with disabilities.” 
Dawson is thrilled to be joining IACP and continuing to support access to community-based services for individuals with disabilities. 
“IACP is a leader in community-based services and proactive collaboration,” says Dawson. “I am grateful to join the team and work together to develop a system of care in which every Idahoan has the support they need to live and thrive in the community.”
IACP would like to thank its membership and everyone who has joined with us to streamline our priorities and support a sustainable community provider environment best suited to meet the needs of the individuals we serve. With our unified association, we continue to work together with all branches of government to support comprehensive community-based services for Idahoans with disabilities. 

Lydia Dawson can now be reached at