Hope Arvanitis, Director of Communications
Hope Arvanitis is a skilled communications professional who earned a BA from Skidmore College, and who has worked in every facet of the communications industry. She has distinguished herself by translating complex public policy issues into easily understood terms. A former TV and radio anchor and reporter, she also managed her own communications business for more than 13 years before joining COSAC in 2004. Her work has been recognized by the Emmy Awards, the International Film Festival of New York, the NJ Developmental Disabilities Council, the Entertainment Industries Council, the International TV and Video Association, and the Jersey Shore Public Relations & Advertising Association. Hope is responsible for cultivating a public and media presence for COSAC and accomplishes this by disseminating current autism-related news, promoting services and marketing events. She is the editor of COSAC’s the bi-monthly newsletter and maintains the COSAC web site.
“I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of educating the public and raising awareness of autism in a compelling way. My goal is to afford the agency additional opportunities to share pertinent information about autism and services, dispel myths, heighten awareness and promote all of our initiatives. Ultimately, these endeavors will help to improve the lives of children and adults with autism.”