Staff & Leadership

Talented, enthusiastic and charismatic employees are the foundation of any successful organization — and we have great team members here at The Arc Volusia!  Our team members are experienced, motivated, knowledgeable, hardworking, and compassionate.  They are passionate about what we do and who we serve.

Audra Burd

Executive Director 

Shawn Abbatessa

Shawn A

Vice Executive Director 

Julie Bluel

Daytona Campus Program Manager

Jill Sanzo

DeLand Campus Program Manager

Kent Curry

Senior Accountant

Raven Ventura

Program Coordinator

Bill Horton


Client Contract Work Specialist

Brian Filburto

Chef & Kitchen Manager

Michael Gussman

Supported Employment Specialist

Dave McMillen

Facilities Manager