Dr. Ludmila Malcoci, Keystone Human Services International’s Regional Director for Eastern and Central Europe, is the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Joseph Adlestein Professional Leadership Award.

Harrisburg, PA (PRWeb) November 3, 2017—Keystone Human Services is pleased to present Dr. Ludmila Malcoci with the Dr. Joseph Adlestein Professional Leadership Award. This award is bestowed annually on an individual in a professional role who is a powerful advocate for people with disability.

For over 20 years, Ludmila has worked to develop and implement programs to support people with disability and promote inclusion, community development, and public health. She has worked closely with the national and local governments of the Republic of Moldova to develop policy and the legal framework for a community-based support system for people with disability.

Ludmila began her career with Keystone Human Services International in 2008 as a project director for the Community for All-Moldova Program and later became the executive director for Keystone Moldova. She currently serves as the Regional Director for Eastern and Central Europe. Under her leadership, hundreds of men, women, and children have been supported to leave institutions and rejoin the community, and many others have been supported to remain with their families.

Not only does Keystone Moldova work to support people with disability, but they provide advocacy and work with the community to promote acceptance and inclusion for all people.

Ludmila received the Dr. Joseph Adlestein award during Keystone Human Services’ Annual Meeting, celebrating Keystone’s 45 years of service to the community.

Founded in 1972, Keystone Human Services is an international nonprofit that provides community-based services in the areas of intellectual disability, mental health, autism, and early intervention to support people with disability to live full, meaningful lives in the community. Keystone’s programs include Capital Area Head Start and Susquehanna Service Dogs. Keystone provides services and supports in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, the Republic of Moldova, and India.