Our Leadership Team

Frank Bartoli (he/him/his) - President/CEO

Frank Bartoli (he/him/his)

President/CEO

Email Frank at fbartoli@nepainclusive.org  |  Call Frank at 570-234-3965

Frank Bartoli is the founder and CEO of NEPA Inclusive. His career spans more than 25 years of successful non-profit leadership experience. His advocacy experience, and the reason for starting NEPA Inclusive, include advocating for his daughter Ellie. She has Down Syndrome and was fully included in her high school classroom, as well as attending specific community programs. As a result, Ellie is the Pittston Area High School 2017 Homecoming Queen, the Pittston Area Girls Basketball Team Manager, and was given the opportunity to play in two games in 2017, including scoring 12 points All-Star Game. Frank furthered his advocacy experience as the Executive Director of The Arc of Delaware County, a Board of Director of The Arc of Pennsylvania, and president of The Arc Community Trust. This organization manages more than 1100 special needs and education trusts. His non-profit leadership experience includes multiple positions within the YMCA movement, including Executive Director/CEO of the Greater Pittston YMCA and Associate Executive Director at the Ambler Area YMCA, a branch of The YMCA of Philadelphia and Vicinity. In addition, he provides consulting and grant writing services to non-profit organizations under his private business called Bartoli Advocacy and Consulting Services. He has taught undergraduate students at Eastern University, mentored undergraduate groups at the University of Pennsylvania, was a guest columnist for the Sunday Dispatch, founded and served as President of the Delta Nu Alumni Association of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity at Lock Haven University, and served on the Board of Directors of the Luzerne County Down Syndrome Network. He is a graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre and was named the 2002 Greater Pittston Person of the Year by the Sunday Dispatch. In 2018 he was appointed to the Pennsylvania Governors Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities. He currently resides in Pittston, PA.

 


Dawn M. Bucci, CPA (she/her/hers) - Chief Financial Officer

Dawn M. Bucci, CPA (she/her/hers)

Chief Financial Officer

Dawn is the co-owner of Bucci Financial Services alongside her husband. She has over 25 years of progressive audit, accounting, and tax experience in private industry management as well as in both national and regional public accounting firms. In addition, she is an accomplished and focused finance director with a history of consistently creating efficiencies and developing staff, allowing for expanded responsibilities within the finance function.

Previously, Dawn served as the Director of Finance/Controller and Asst. Treasurer at ParenteBeard LLC, as an accountant for the National Breast Cancer 3Day, and has worked at KPMG as well as other regional accounting firms.

Dawn graduated cum laude from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is a licensed CPA in the state of PA. She is a member of the PA Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Dawn also is a former Co-Chair of the Baker Tilly International North American CFO Committee. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 


Connie Latona (she/her/hers) - Director of Administration

Connie Latona (she/her/hers)

Director of Administration

Email Connie at clatona@nepainclusive.org  |  Call Connie at 570-243-9963

Connie oversees all financial and administrative functions of the agency, including bookkeeping, billing, human resources, training, and compliance. In addition, she is the liaison between NEPA Inclusive and the Office of Developmental Programs and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Connie has 15 years of experience working in billing, finances, office management and seven years of recruiting experience. Connie currently resides in Pittston with her two children, Nico and Ariana.

 


Huyen Nguyen (she/her/hers) - HR Generalist and Work Incentive Practitioner

Huyen Nguyen (she/her/hers)

HR Generalist and Work Incentive Practitioner

Email Huyen at hnguyen@nepainclusive.org

Huyen oversees the Human Resources department and serves as the point of contact for employees in Human Relations matters, including benefits administration, internal documentation, employee relations, and employee disputes. She also served as the Project Manager to launch the agency’s first electronic health record system, Therap. She developed the system and currently manages this role’s integration processes, client documentation, and training program. Her prior experience includes multiple positions in Procurement and Materials Management in the Oil and Gas industry, working for several international companies in Singapore and South Korea. She is a member of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management organization, and a member of the Professional Development Committee for the SHRM NEPA Chapter. SHRM-CP Certification is one of the career-development goals that she is working on. Recently, Huyen received Certification from Cornell University as a Work Incentive Practitioner/Benefits Counselor. She also holds a BS Degree in English. She previously lived in Vietnam with her mother taking care of her niece, who has Down Syndrome, and this is one of the factors contributing to her residing in Pittston and working for Nepa Inclusive.

 


Tom Carlucci (he/him/his) - Training and Quality Assurance Coordinator

Tom Carlucci (he/him/his)

Training and Quality Assurance Coordinator

Email Tom at Tcarlucci@nepainclusive.org

Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in Education and Public Policy with a minor in Sociology from Penn State University-Main Campus. Tom is currently pursuing his non-profit management graduate certificate from Harvard Extension School.

Tom has held advocacy and management positions with an array of non-profit organizations, from his own education non-profit to national trade associations. With over a decade of experience working with provider organizations throughout the northeast region, Tom carries a strong passion for helping our clients live inclusive and sustainable lives.


Jessica Kurilla (she/her/hers) - Scheduling Assistant and Incident Manager

Jessica Kurilla (she/her/hers)

Scheduling Assistant and Incident Manager

Email Jessica at jkurilla@nepainclusive.org

Jessica Kurilla is a 2006 Wyoming Valley West High School graduate who attended Temple University in Philadelphia.  She began working for NEPA Inclusive in October 2020 as the scheduling coordinator.  Jessica is currently completing her certification in Benefits Counseling and is looking forward to applying these skills to further help individuals in the community.  When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family – especially her two nephews, Carter and Parker.

 


Vacancy

Training and Development Coordinator

Bob Kenyon (he/him/his)    - HR Recruiter

Bob Kenyon (he/him/his)

HR Recruiter

Email Bob at bkenyon@nepainclusive.org

Bob hails from Cocoa Beach, Florida, and grew up during the Apollo moon missions. After a four-year hitch in the United States Marine Corps, Bob entered the hospitality business as a night auditor at Sky Valley Resort in Dillard, Georgia.

Bob returned to Cocoa Beach and began working at a small independent hotel. Through hard work and determination, Bob and his team converted the hotel into an award-winning Choice hotel. Later, Bob and his wife Hope relocated to the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, FL, where he managed three Best Western hotels and a Hampton Inn. Finally, due to family considerations, Bob relocated to Pittston in 2020 and was lucky enough to be hired by NEPA Inclusive as a recruiter to help find compassionate, caring people to work with the individuals we support.

 


Odessa Robbins (she/her/hers) - Marketing and Development

Odessa Robbins (she/her/hers)

Marketing and Development

Email Odessa at orobbins@nepainclusive.org

Odessa has over 24 years of experience and a proven track record working in marketing programs, brand management, and strategic business development. Her greatest strengths are her creativity, drive, and leadership. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Biometrics from Columbus State University.

She has a proven track record of developing and implementing successful fundraiser campaigns and marketing strategies and identifying new growth opportunities, trends, and partnerships to help more people with disabilities in need of assistance to be able to live and work sustainable lives they choose.

Odessa served as the Aflac Chairman for the Beads of Courage Program for Cancer & Blood Disorders at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for three years, from 2018 through 2020. She has a passion for serving others and has extensive experience and a proven ability to work with people with disabilities.


Linda Fluegel  (she/her/hers) - Health Records Coordinator Trainer

Linda Fluegel (she/her/hers)

Health Records Coordinator Trainer

Email Linda at lfluegel@nepainclusive.org

Linda is a resident of Luzerne County with ten years of general HR experience. She joined NEPA Inclusive in July of 2022 as an Administrative Assistant, focusing on new hire training and client data updates.


Matthew Krispin (he/him/his) - Administrative Assistant

Matthew Krispin (he/him/his)

Administrative Assistant

Email Matthew at mkrispin@nepainclusive.org

As someone with intellectual disabilities, from his days of preschool, growing up, and into his adult life, Matthew received numerous services from multiple people, organizations, and schools he attended. Matthew was fully included in his classes throughout his school years at all levels of schooling, which benefited him significantly. After graduating from high school in 2012, he graduated with his associate degree in Business Management from Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, PA, in 2016.

Matthew is an active community volunteer. He has volunteered since he was 14 years of age with the North Moreland Township Volunteer Fire Company and currently serves as Treasurer. He is also very active at his church, where he enjoys serving as a reader. He was even once chosen as an Eagle Scout mentor. He resides in northeastern Pennsylvania, living with his family in Center Moreland, PA


Sophia Mazaleski (she/her/hers) - Director of Programs

Sophia Mazaleski (she/her/hers)

Director of Programs

Email Sophia at smazaleski@nepainclusive.org

Sophia graduated from King’s College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology. She has been in the human services field for more than five years, working in Northeastern Pennsylvania and Philadelphia areas. Her work experience includes working as a Mentor with the King’s College Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program, Blended Case Manager and Family Home-Based Case Manager/Therapist with Children’s Service Center, and Truancy Case Manager for CORA Services, Inc., in Philadelphia, PA. Sophia has a passion for helping children and their families and finds fulfillment in advocating for them.

Sophia has earned certifications in Prepared Renter Education Program (PREP) through the Self Determination Housing Project of PA, Employment Services for People with Disabilities through the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE), and Community Participation Supports (CPS) through the PA Office of Development Programs. She resides in Kingston, PA.


Shukriyyah Murphy (she/her/hers)  - Senior Director of Employment Programs

Shukriyyah Murphy (she/her/hers)

Senior Director of Employment Programs

Email Shukriyyah at smurphy@nepainclusive.org

Shukriyyah is a native of New Jersey with over 18 years of serving the IDD population. Her most recent accomplishment includes completing her Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management which was received in 2022 from the University of Phoenix, where she received her Bachelor of Science. Most of Shukriyyah’s professional experience derives from working at several Arc chapters, which include most recently, Arc of Lehigh County as an AWC Coordinator, Arc of Union County as Assistant Director of Workforce, Arc of Essex County as a Paraprofessional, Arc of Broward County as Transition Specialist/Employment Coach, and finally Arc of Morris County as Group Home Supervisor. Shukriyyah’s strengths include her ability to lead a team toward accomplishing outcomes in strategic plans. She resides in the Bethlehem area with her husband, son, and dog, Proxy.


Maria Mondlak (she/her/hers) - Adult Employment Director

Maria Mondlak (she/her/hers)

Adult Employment Director

Email Maria at mmondlak@nepainclusive.org

Maria has more than nine years of experience in employment-related services. She has worked for NEPA Inclusive since 2018, with a short break in that time. Before working with NEPA Inclusive, she was a Job Coach for the Luzerne County Intermediate Unit, a Para Educator at Luzerne Intermediate Unit. In addition, she was the owner of her own retail business. A native of Luzerne County, she has a deep understanding of the local business community. Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing and an Associates Degree in Business Administration. She resides in West Pittston, PA.


Abbey Hirkey (she/her/hers) - Transitional Employment Director

Abbey Hirkey (she/her/hers)

Transitional Employment Director

Email Abbey at ahirkey@nepainclusive.org

Abbey graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Rehabilitation and Human Services. Before graduating, she completed an internship at Opportunity Centre Clubhouse in State College, PA, where she gained work experience in creating a social-cultural environment to aid recovery for members and assisted them in developing recovery goals and objectives. In addition, she has worked as an adult-targeted case manager for Westmoreland Case Management and Supports, Inc., and as a program supervisor at Keystone Human Services.

Her professional skill sets include assisting and monitoring clients with resource development, service linkage, crisis intervention services,  client advocacy, service planning, individual, behavioral, social support, and emotional and environmental need plans.


Jessica Strackbein (she/her/hers)

Housing Services Director

Jessica graduated from Lackawanna College with an Associate’s degree in Human Services, a Bachelor’s in Behavioral Science from Misericordia University, and a Master in Psychology from Medaille University in Buffalo, NY. She has worked in the mental health field/human services field for over seven years. Before working at NEPA Inclusive, Jessica worked at the Northeast Regional Autism Center at Friendship House in Scranton, working with children and adolescents with autism providing Applied Behavioral Therapy in schools and the home. While working at Friendship House, she received 40 hours of RBT training from Florida Tech and training as a crisis worker for the crisis text line. Additionally, she assisted in property management for over ten years in the Scranton area. In the fall, Jessica will attend the University of Scranton to continue her studies for the Board-Certified Behavioral Analyses advanced graduate studies certification program.


Jonathan Dove (he/him/his) - Regional Program Supervisor Carbon and Schuylkill Counties

Jonathan Dove (he/him/his)

Regional Program Supervisor Carbon and Schuylkill Counties

Email Jonathan at jdove@nepainclusive.org

Jonathan graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He has been working in the human services field for nearly 20 years. His first experience was working with juveniles in a secure facility setting. In this role, Jonathan helped these juveniles navigate the justice system while developing the skills needed to succeed in the community.

He then transitioned to the Director of Case Management at a local Community Action Agency. Jonathan worked to develop and operate programs geared toward low-income families. These services included utility assistance, rental assistance, homeless advocacy, and rental development.

Jonathan has experience working with many federal, state, and local programs. In addition, he has been involved with HUD, local housing authorities, and many other community organizations.


Ephraim Njuguna (he/him/his)  - Regional Program Supervisor Berks County

Ephraim Njuguna (he/him/his)

Regional Program Supervisor Berks County

Email Ephraim at enjuguna@nepainclusive.org

Ephraim has extensive work experience working with people with disabilities. His professional background includes working as a Program Manager with Friendship Community Home, located in Lititz, PA, where he was responsible for the overall support and well-being of all the residents within the home. In addition to ensuring all daily home operations meet Friendship Community policies and state regulations. He also has experience providing quality therapeutic service, including establishing a therapeutic milieu within the framework of a residential partial-day treatment program.

Ephraim received a certification in Behavioral Health Technician (BHT), allowing him to provide intense individualized mental health interventions and support. He also received a certification in Suicide Prevention Online Training course titled Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM)

Ephraim graduated from Alvernia University in Reading, PA, with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and minoring in Behavior Health and Psychology.


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Regional Program Supervisor Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties

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Regional Program Supervisor Lehigh Valley County

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