Executive Director

Nancy PenningtonMACDDS Executive Director Nancy Pennington


Nancy Pennington began as the Executive Director/CEO of MACDDS in June, 2021.  Prior to this, she worked with the Adair County SB40 Developmental Disability Board in Kirksville, Missouri, for eleven years, serving as the Executive Director since January of 2017.  She was also involved with MACDDS at this time, serving as President-Elect, Treasurer/Secretary and on the Governmental Affairs, Finance, and Conference Committees.  Nancy has over twenty-five years working with various non-profits. Prior to coming to the Adair County SB40, she was the Executive Director for the United Way of Adair County/Northeast Missouri for six years, and has also worked with several organizations in the nonprofit field. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Truman State University, earned her certificate in Certified Public Accounting, and is a graduate of the National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities.  In addition to her experience, Nancy brings many strengths to this role including her ability to cultivate teamwork and a positive culture, her knowledge of and experience with MACDDS operations as well as her sincere dedication to individuals with I/DD, MACDDS and our mission.