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Our Mission

To provide supportive opportunities for individuals with disabilities or other barriers, to enhance their lives.

Our Vision

“Strengthen lives, families, and communities one person at a time.”

Our Values

Respect – Sensitive and compassionate in all of our interactions

Integrity – Promoting quality programs and services

Commitment – Strive for excellence

Stewardship – Protect our resources

Annual Report

2021 annual report


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Kate Dempsey Jones, Chief Executive Officer
Gerald T. Langan, President Emeritus
Jessica Burckhardt, Vice President of Finance and Administration
Tiffany Ferguson, Vice President of Human Resources
Ann Gillerlane, Vice President of Grants and Program Development
Dr. Laurie Houser, Vice President of Theater Operations
Christine Kobrynich, Vice President of Retail Operations
Debby Mendicino, Vice President of Mission Services, Quality Compliance and Assurance
Rachel Santoro, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations

Board of Directors


Frances M. Kovaleski
Register of Wills/Clerk of Orphans’ Court, Lackawanna County

Sam J. Ceccacci
Vice President – Retired Executive Director, SLHDA

Board Members

Michael Costello
Faculty, Department of Health Administration and Human Resources, University of Scranton

Louis J. DeNaples Jr., MD
Geisinger Community Medical Center

Joseph G. Ferguson, Esq.
General Counsel, DeAngelo Contracting Services

Deanne Loftus Killeen
Higher Education IT Consultant

Christina Fenton-Mace
Senior Director of Development and Annual Giving, Marywood University

Martin J. Murphy
Retired Physical Security Manager

Kristin A. Paoli, DMD
Pediatric Dental Specialists, LLC

Joanne Arduino
Artistic Director and Owner, Ballet Theatre of Scranton

Tim McGrath
Executive Director, COLTS

Mary Rinaldi
Member Emerita