Working Group

Mary Jo Alimena Caruso

Carebreak Coordinator | The Watson Institute


Teresa Ankney

Business Development Analyst | The Children’s Institute


Josie Badger

Coordinator of Family Health Information | PEAL Center


Judith Barricella


Director | Allegheny County DHS – Disability Connection (LINK)


Rick Boyle, M.S.Ed.

Special Projects and Program Director | Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA


Tina Calabro


Disability Issues Writer


Sheila Cannon


Program Coordinator | Children’s Hospital – Down Syndrome Center


Aurelia Carter-Scott


Family Support Specialist | Allegheny County DHS, Office of Behavioral Health


Francine Eden

Adult Service Coordinator | Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA


Debbie Efkeman



Crystal Evans, M.S., CRC

Transition Facilitator | Pittsburgh Public Schools


Richard Fischer

District Administrator | OVR- Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, PA Department of Labor & Industry


Cheryl Fogarty

Chief School Administrator | The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh – Day School


Elliot Frank


President | Autism Housing Development Corporation of Pittsburgh


Deborah Friedman

Executive Director | Jewish Residential Services


Susan Grant

Supervisor, Career Development Program | Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) 3


Mary Jo Guercio

Director of Community Training & Development | Community College of Allegheny County


Elisabeth Healey

Executive Director | Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center


Rachel Kallem

Coordinator of Disability Services | LaRoche College


Marci Katona M.Ed., CRC

District Administrator | Pittsburgh Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation Services-PA Department of Labor & Industry


Jane Keim

Chief Business Developer Officer | The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh


Shani Lasin

Project Coordinator | Young Adults in Transition Initiative, Jewish Residential Services


Everett McElveen

President & CEO | Life’sWork of Western PA


Mary Ann McGuirk


UCP Kids


Michelle McMurray, MSW, LSW

President and CEO | Mental Health America Allegheny County


Ashli M. Molinero, DSC

Assistant Professor | University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology


Ms. Nancy Murray


President | ARC of Greater Allegheny; Achieva


James Noschese

Retired – Treasurer | PA Society for the Advancement of the Deaf


Holly Opatick

Director of Transition Services | Goodwill of Southwestern PA


Karen Power



Lynn Pulkyo



Luciana Randall

Executive Director | Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders (ABOARD)


Erin Ryan

Senior Program Manager of CIL Services | Three Rivers Center for Independent Living


Barbara Sieck Taylor


Executive Director | Grantmakers of Western PA


Mark Sieg

Executive Director | St. Anthony School Programs


Venita Smith

Self Advocate


Amy Snider

Executive Director | The Shapira Foundation


Anne Sourwine


Attendant Care Service Coordinator | UCP/CLASS


Lucy Spruill

Director of Public Policy & Community Relations | UCP/CLASS


Terry Steinberg

Director, Special Education Services | Agency for Jewish Learning


Michael Stoehr

Educational Consultant | PA Training & Technical Assistance Network (PATTAN)


Valerie Strosser



Kathy Testoni

Community Advocate


Mahogany Thaxton

Area Director | Best Buddies Pennsylvania


Shannon Williams

Program Director Workforce Development | Center for Inclusion


Sharon Wolfe
Director of Development | Spina Bifida Association of Western PA


“Parent” denotes a parent of an individual with a disability(ies)

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