Dr. Aniello is the President and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida, United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia and United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina.
He started his career in the Public School system and worked his way up as a teacher and later became a Director of a Montessori School and then moved into the disabilities field as a Program Director for Sunland Orlando, a state institution for individuals with disabilities. In 1977, Dr. Aniello joined UCP as the Executive Director of UCP of Miami and has since then, been instrumental to the growth and expansion of United Cerebral Palsy in South Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
He grew UCP of Miami from a $600,000 annual budget and a staff of 50 to a now three state system of 26 different corporations with a total annual budget of over $80 million, 2500 employees at 170 locations throughout Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, serving over 3500 people daily. Dr. Aniello created a multi-state integration of staff, board members and shared resources which has established and strengthened the service provision to individuals with developmental disabilities. He also added additional services to what is offered by UCP of South Florida such as assisted living facilities for frail elderly individuals without disabilities as well as residential programs for people with severe traumatic brain injuries.
During his career, Dr. Aniello has served as chairperson on numerous statewide and national committees and organizations serving individuals with developmental disabilities.
Dr. Aniello earned his Doctoral degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Florida.