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Eric Stafford Zaharia, American Developmental disabilities program administrator. Chairman Big Brothers/Sisters Kinston Inc., 1980-1983; member North Carolina Coalition for Community Svc., 1982-1985. Member American Association Mental Retardation, National Association Supts., Public Residential Facilities, Association Retarded Citizens, Kinston Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1983-1986).


Zaharia, Eric Stafford was born on August 24, 1948 in Pomona, California, United States. Son of Edgar A. and Dorothy (Stafford) Zaharia.


Bachelor, Pomona College, 1970;Master of Education, U. Arizona-Tucson, 1973;Doctor of Philosophy, George Peabody College, 1978;postgraduate, Government Executives Institute U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1981.


Mental retardation worker Arizona Training Program, Tucson, 1970-1971, unit director, 1971-1973. Director residential services Willmar State Hospital, (Minnesota), 1973-1976. Research assistant Institute on Mental Retardation and Intellectual Development, Nashville, 1976-1978.

Director mental retardation program services Department Mental Health/Mental Retardation, State of Tennessee, 1978-1979. Director Caswell Center, Kinston, North Carolina, 1979-1986. Program administrator Colorado Division of Development Disabilities, Denver, 1986-1990.

Director Utah division Services for People with Disabilities, Salt Lake City, 1990-1995. Independent consultant Park City, Utah, 1995-2000. Director Arizona Division Development Disabilities, Phoenix, since 2000.

Member adjunct faculty East Carolina University, Greenville, 1979—1986. Board directors Neuse Enterprises Inc., Kinston.


Chairman Big Brothers/Sisters Kinston Inc., 1980—1983. Member North Carolina Coalition for Community Service, 1982—1985. Member of Association Retarded Citizens, National Association Superintendents, American Association Mental Retardation, Kinston C. of Chamber (board directors 1983-1986), Public Residential Facilities.


Married Caryle Koentz, December 23, 1967. Children: Tye W., Tieg A.