Ravi Dahiya

Ravi Dahiya wearing dark blue suit and peach shirt

Chief Program Officer

Ravi manages YAI’s programs that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in every aspect of their lives, including residential, day, and employment programs. Ravi rejoined YAI after a decade of service at Innovative Resources for Independence (IRI), where he served as the Associate Executive Director for Program Operations and Quality Improvement. With more than 25 years of experience in the field, Ravi has been a pioneer in advancing quality services for people with I/DD. In his current capacity, he is helping to transform the way services are delivered to people with I/DD as New York State faces unprecedented challenges and YAI diversifies the ways it supports people in other states and internationally. Ravi serves on the Foundation Board of the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR). In 2018, he was awarded the Suellen Galbraith Award for Excellence in Public Policy by ANCOR. Ravi holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from CUNY and has presented at numerous conferences on the topic of integrating technologies and supports that allow for greater community participation for people with I/DD.