Lochland, Inc. Names Anne M. Bateman as New Executive Director 
Anne Bateman brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience to the role

Geneva, NY (October 24, 2023) — Lochland, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities, is proud to announce the appointment of Anne M. Bateman as its new Executive Director. Anne brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience, including 15 years in strategic business development, quality improvement, and transformative activities. Her extensive background in disability and intellectual disability services, coupled with a deep commitment to community well-being, makes her the perfect leader to continue Lochland’s mission of positively impacting the community.

Lochland, a prominent non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities, has been an integral part of our community for many years. With a legacy of providing essential services and fostering inclusivity, Lochland has become a beacon of hope for those in need.

Anne’s impressive qualifications and her dedication to making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities make her the ideal choice for leading Lochland into the future. Her expertise includes executive leadership, strategic planning, business development, and change management. She has worked with non-profit organizations, government agencies, and NGOs, delivering innovative solutions to complex challenges.

Katya Chorover, Chair of the Lochland Board, expressed her enthusiasm for the appointment, saying, “We are thrilled to welcome Anne Bateman as our new Executive Director. Her exceptional track record in the non-profit sector, coupled with her passion for disability services, aligns perfectly with Lochland’s values. We believe that Anne’s visionary leadership and strategic insights will elevate Lochland’s impact on the community.”

Anne’s professional journey includes positions such as Managing Director at Bateman Consulting Group, where she founded a successful consulting firm specializing in strategy, change management, and program evaluation. Her role as Executive Director of Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association allowed her to lead a national membership organization and collaborate with board members to implement the organization’s strategic objectives.

Additionally, Anne served as Director of (Digital) Mental Health Services at Homecare Medical Limited, where she oversaw significant growth in staff and revenue, contributing to the organization’s positive impact on mental and behavioral health services. Her tenure as General Manager, Innovation & Development at Odyssey Trust led to substantial program development, partnership growth, and increased funding.

She holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the State University of New York at Brockport, a Master of Science in Social Work (MSW) from Florida International University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & English Literature from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She also holds an Executive Certificate from the Stanford Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders.

“This is one of those ideal placements that is the very essence of why we created our company in the first place,” says Jill Knittel, Founder of JK Executive Strategies, the executive search firm who identified and placed Anne Batemen for this role. 

Anne’s qualifications, extensive experience, and commitment to community service make her the perfect fit to lead Lochland Inc into a new era of community impact and innovation.

Anne Bateman

Anne Bateman

An ideal environment…

outside of the main lochland house
Stewart House

For almost 100 years, Lochland Inc has provided a caring residential environment for people with disabilities from the Finger Lakes and beyond. Using a client centered approach, Lochland provides a healing environment with quality care, where respect and safety for residents is the top priority, and where they can live full and joyful lives.

By building friendships at our residences and in the local community, and by developing independence through skills building, Lochland is a place where our clients are encouraged to discover their individual talents and celebrate their successes.


Creating opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to celebrate independence and encourage success.


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