News 2015

Newsday: Barbara M. Lehrer ACDS board appointment

Posted On: November 12, 2015
  Barbara M. Lehrer of Roslyn has been appointed to the board at ACDS of Plainview. She is president and founder of The Beacon Group of New York State. (Photo Credit: Marketing Works)

ACDS in Plainview, which helps those with developmental disabilities, has appointed two new board members.
Barbara M. Lehrer of Roslyn is president and founder of The Beacon Group of New York State.
Dr. Joseph Mazzie of Merrick is attending musculoskeletal radiologist and residency program director at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Department of Radiology in Mineola.

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Retaining professionals saves money, improves care

Posted On: November 11, 2015

Every time you lose a direct-care professional, you can expect to spend $3,700, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. And your service to people with developmental disabilities declines, at least temporarily.

So it’s in your best interest to reduce turnover. We asked Barbara Lehrer — founder of The Beacon Group, which places direct care professionals in facilities serving special needs clients on Long Island, in New York and Westchester County – how to do that. She said:

Hire well – It’s not just a matter of looking at a resume. Do the criminal background check. Check with New York’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities or similar agencies in other states, which often maintain READ MORE

(Originally Posted on December 13, 2011) 


Job hunting? Don’t overlook nonprofits – From Fortune

Posted On: November 11, 2015
Barbara Lehrer was quoted recently in a article.

Job hunting? Don’t overlook nonprofits


“But not all nonprofits are alike. Some of the very large ones can match the compensation that business offers,” says Barbara Lehrer, president of a staffing and headhunting firm called the New York Beacon Group that sometimes recruits managers from for-profit companies to run nonprofits in New York City and its environs.

Besides, people change jobs for all kinds of reasons other than money, she notes, like “the chance to work for a cause they really believe in, but also the prestige, or a better title, and a chance to apply their skills on a broader scale.”

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The Non-Profit Voice with guest Barbara Lehrer

Posted On: October 05, 2015
  Barbara was invited to speak on the Radio program “The Non-Profit Voice” hosted by Ron Gold on LI News Radio 103.9fm. This program gives Long Island’d non-profits a voice and a platform to to speak about issues affecting the special needs community.


Barbara Lehrer is Honored by Unique People Services at their Gala

Posted On: September 11, 2015
   On October 23rd the 2014 Gala: Many Hearts Making Homes, the Unique People Services honored Beacon's president for her work in the supported housing sector. “Make your own rose garden!” Her mother’s words have become a credo for Barbara Lehrer, dynamic founder of Beacon PLLC. But Barbara also believes in creating opportunities for those who cannot grow their own roses without help. For long before creating Beacon PLLC, Barbara was following her mother’s example in other important ways....(Read More on their website) You can find more information about the Unique People Services here:



Barbara Lehrer to be honored by Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People In Need

Posted On: August 11, 2015

Barbara Lehrer to be honored by Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People In Need at their Annual Vision & Voice Gala: Renewal Through Respite, Empowering Individuals in Need.  Thursday, June 12, 2014, 6:00pm.


Barbara was honored by Lifespire

Posted On: July 11, 2015


Barbara Lehrer Honored at Independence Residences 2012 Gala

Posted On: June 11, 2015

Independence Residences, Inc. Spring 2012 Turning Dreams into Reality Gala  held Thursday April 26 at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. This year’s theme is “40 Years of Awareness and Caring.” Barbara Lehrer, founder and president of both The Beacon Group and Beacon Concierge (a subsidiary of The Beacon Group) will be honored for her years of dedication to improving the lives of individuals with special needs.  Barbara started her career as a speech pathologist and now employs over 300 clinicians in varying fields to serve the population of New York state.

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Barbara Lehrer of Roslyn Harbor was recently honored at Queens-based Independence Residences’ spring “Turning Dreams into Reality” gala based on her 40 years of dedication to improving the lives of individuals with special needs. Lehrer is president and founder of The Beacon Group, a Roslyn-based human resources management company that employs more than 300 clinicians and offers therapy services, management solutions and concierge services in various health-related fields. She began her career as a speech pathologist.