RYAN CHALMERS succeeds Jo Ann Keyser-Armstrong as Director of the Rochester Rookies

On June 12, 2017, the disability community in Rochester, NY, honored Jo Ann Keyser-Armstrong, a decorated Paralympic athlete, and Director of the Rochester Rookies, an adaptive sports program for teens with disabilities. Following Jo Ann’s 41-year tenure as Director of the Rookies, Ryan Chalmers, a fellow Paralympic athlete (London 2012) and, himself, a compelling advocate for persons with disabilities and adaptive sports, will assume the role of Director, and continue the organization’s good work.

As Ryan stated at the celebration, “No one could ever measure the impact Jo Ann has had on our community … Jo Ann made us believe we could do anything, and she gave us a life we never would have known without her.”