The Arc of Volusia Arc Volusia Arc Hires New Executive Director

Arc Hires New Executive Director

Daytona Beach, FL– The Arc of Volusia, Inc. is pleased to announce Audraaudra2 Burd as their new Executive Director. She begins on Monday, September 19.

“We are excited for this leadership team to be in place for The Arc,” said Melody Lankford, The Arc’s Board Chair. “We are confident that Audra will be a great fit for our organization and will help us to continue to provide innovative and quality services and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families,” she added.

Audra obtained her BA in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She is originally from Pennsylvania and has devoted her career to advocating and supporting children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  In 2012, she became the Executive Director of The Arc of Fayette County in Uniontown, PA up until her family’s recent move to Florida in 2016.

The Arc of Volusia, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 1962 by parents who were concerned about their children with disabilities. The organization currently serves over 230 adults with intellectual and development disabilities- helping them develop life skills, increased independence, and the opportunity for them to earn a paycheck.

The Arc’s community impact focuses in four areas – education, employment, health and basic needs.

The Arc of Volusia has two campuses, one in Daytona and the other in DeLand.  For those interested in becoming a volunteer, a sponsor, or an Arc member supporting The Arc of Volusia’s  mission of “Providing the opportunity for hope, growth, and change to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community”,  the organization can be reached via phone at 386-274-4736, or online at, or