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About Mia's Place

Mia’s Place is a program of CNY Quest. CNY Quest is a local non-profit that provides OPWDD (NYS) waiver services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. CNY Quest’s mission is to enrich the lives of people with developmental, intellectual, and mental health disorders by helping them become as independent as possible in their own communities.

Mia’s Place is more than just a recreational education center; it’s a vibrant community where children, regardless of ability, come together to learn, play, and grow. With a focus on inclusivity and diversity, Mia’s Place provides a safe and supportive environment where kids with and without disabilities can explore a variety of activities, fostering friendship, understanding, and mutual respect. Through innovative programs and dedicated staff, Mia’s Place empowers every child to reach their full potential while celebrating the unique strengths and talents they bring to the table.

Our Team

Domenico Morbidini


Domenico Morbidini serves as the CEO of Central New York Quest, Inc., an organization that aids those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He has held various positions in the Human Services field, including Director II, Chief Operating Officer, and CEO of two organizations that assist people with intellectual and developmental impairments, having a wealth of management, leadership, and policy formulation experience. Additionally, Mr. Morbidini has worked as a consultant for local service providers who recruited him to design and implement service delivery systems that comply with New York State and federal regulations. He graduated summa cum laude from Empire State University with a B.S. in Human Services, and recently completed graduate studies from the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He has more than 30 years of in-depth training and experience in the field of human services, including work as a certified investigator with experience investigating different various types of abuse in residential, school, and community settings. He is a native of New Hartford, New York where he currently resides, with his wife, Marlaina, and three children: Giovanni, Sophia, and Giuliana. He is actively involved in his community including advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and participation on his school districts DEI organization committee.

Desiree beckwith


Desiree has worked with CNY Quest in various capacities since 2016 and is currently working as the Director of Programs. She completed her B.S. in Business Administration at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Desiree has a considerable amount of experience working with individuals with disabilities. Prior to becoming a Director at CNY Quest, Desiree gained most of her experience working as a Residential Manager at a local nonprofit. Desiree’s ultimate goal is to work with a team that shares her dedication to the growth and advancement of the clients that we serve at CNY Quest.

Danielle Polidori

Manager and Outreach Specialist

Danielle completed her B.S. in Community and Behavorial Health at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. She has over 7 years of experience doing community outreach and working with children, with and without disabilities. Danielle is passionate about getting involved within the community and promoting the services that CNY Quest and Mia’s Place has to offer for our community. As a mom of three, she
loves the concept of Mia’s Place and hopes to bring new, exciting programs for all families to enjoy.