ARCA Spirit

Over sixty years ago, a handful of Albuquerque parents wanted to ensure a bright future for their children with intellectual, developmental and cognitive disabilities. Today, ARCA has approximately 700 full and part time employees, working round the clock, creating opportunities for over 600 children and adults to live great lives. The history of ARCA is people. Families, friends and neighbors working together to find solutions to seemingly insurmountable challenges. ARCA staff, loyal and compassionate, mindfully assuring the health, safety and happiness of everyone in their charge. This is the ARCA Spirit.

For the fourth consecutive year, ARCA has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Albuquerque Journal.

ARCA’s Leadership Team

Edward J. Kaul

ARCA President and Chief Executive Officer

Michele M. Cody

ARCA Foundation Executive Director and Chief Development Officer

Michelle Harmon

ARCA Clinical Services Director

Karen Hughes

ARCA Human Resources and Training Director 

Warren Hayslip

ARCA Chief Financial Officer

Doreen Salazar

ARCA Administrative Operations Director

ARCA’s Stellar Workforce

ARCA staff take pride in their work and love to make a difference in the lives of the individuals in ARCA’s care.

“I enjoy working for a company that values the employees and individuals that we serve. Thank you ARCA for giving me a chance to work for such a great company.”


“I love working at and for ARCA.  It has been a life changing experience, thank you for this opportunity to be part of the ARCA team.”

Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

98.4% “I take pride in my work”

98.1% “My job makes a difference in people’s lives I serve”

95.7% “ARCA has a good reputation in the community”

95.0% “Overall, I am proud to be associated with ARCA” 

94.1% “ARCA does not discriminate on race, gender, etc…”

93.7% “I would work for ARCA again ifI had it to do over”

93.5% “Overall, I enjoy working for ARCA”


“It is an honor and a joy to be part of this amazing ARCA family!”

“I absolutely love my job and the people we serve! One of the best jobs I’ve ever had!”