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Email Frank at email@example.com | Call Frank at 570-234-3965
Frank Bartoli is the founder and Executive Director 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, includes advocating for his own daughter Ellie, who has Down Syndrome, and was fully included in her high school classroom, as well as attending typical community programs. 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 in the 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 as President of The Arc Community Trust, an organization that 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. 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 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.
Email Justin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Justin’s professional background includes over ten years of experience working with both adults and children with developmental disabilities. Justin held the position of State Director and Executive Director with his previous agency, Community Options. He has a strong background in vocational rehabilitation services, residential services, and day programming through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Office of Developmental Programs. Justin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services / Counseling from Geneva College in 2014 and he is currently attending Geneva College to attain his Master’s in Business Administration, which will be completed in the fall of 2019. Valuing the importance of community involvement, Justin is active in several organizations in volunteer roles, serving as a Chamber Ambassador for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, Chair for the Family Service Association Pauly Freeman Walk/Run Committee, and a member of the Osterhout Free Library Brewsterhout Rooftop Part Programming Committee. Justin is also a member of the Young Professionals Council for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre class of 2018. Additionally, he was nominated for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 & 2019 Young Professional of the Year Award. He resides in Wilkes-Barre PA.
Email Connie at email@example.com | Call Connie at 570-243-9963
Connie oversees all financial and administrative functions of the agency, including bookkeeping, billing, human resources, training, and compliance, as well the financial needs and communications between NEPA Inclusive with the Office of Developmental Programs and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Connie has 12 years experience working in billing and finances. Connie also has 15 years of experience in office management. Connie also has 7 years of recruiting experience. Connie currently resides in Pittston with her two children Nico and Ariana.
Email Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org | Call Tom at 570-832-2367
Tom holds a BS in Education and Public Policy and a minor in Sociology from Pennsylvania State University’s main campus. Tom has over a decade of experience in providing direct care services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the ARC of NEPA, Merakey Schools, and Step by Step Inc. He has also worked closely as an advocacy and research consultant with non-profits and public education institutions in New York and Pittsburgh, PA during the education reform movement. After moving back to NEPA in 2016, Tom founded a non-profit organization and watchdog group called Education Enlightenment, which continues advocacy and research efforts for public education stakeholders in Lackawanna County. Tom is also involved with numerous community charity and service groups such as UNICO, Scranton Shakespeare Festival, Lions Club, and many more.
Email Shannon at email@example.com | Call Shannon at 570-664-8669
Shannon D’Agostino leads all of the training programs for the agency and oversees all Quality Assurance standards. Shannon is a Certified Investigator through the Office of Developmental Programs. Shannon has been certified in ACRE through Griffin & Hammis as an Employment Specialist and Job Coach for NEPA Inclusive.
Email Jody at firstname.lastname@example.org | Call Jody at 570-243-1422
Jody holds a BA in Communication Studies and a Minor in Psychology from Wilkes University and obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University. She is also pursuing her Doctor of Social Work Degree at USC. Jody has more than a decade of experience providing direct care services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She worked as a Therapeutic Support Staff with Step by Step and Community Counseling and as a Program Specialist at the Institute for Human Resources, managing five group homes and conducting diagnostic specific trainings. She is trained in SCM, CPR, and is a Certified Investigator in the State of Pennsylvania.
Email Patrick at email@example.com
Patrick received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Penn State University in 2015. He is currently finishing up his master’s degree in Healthcare Administration through Southern New Hampshire University. Patrick has over 5 years of experience working in mental and behavioral health along with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He was accepted into the National Society of Leadership and Success in February of 2019. He currently resides in Dunmore and has a passion to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead more independent and inclusive lives.
Email Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally from NEPA, Megan spent the past 4 years working in Worcester, MA at a day program for adults with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities as the Media Specialist/Case Manager at Seven Hills Foundation. Megan also previously spent a year as full-time, post-grad, volunteer working with immigrants and refugees and their families in Worcester, MA through a community garden, after school mentoring program and an English as a second language program. Having recently moved back to the area in Summer 2019, Megan looks forward to getting reacquainted with NEPA after being away for the past 4 years. Megan holds a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Marywood University and is a Certified Investigator and a Supports Broker through ODP in the state of Pennsylvania.
Email Randy at email@example.com | Call Randy at 570-664-8204
Randy holds a degree from Bloomsburg University in Comprehensive Social Studies and Special Education and has more than 25 years of experience in leading programs for at-risk and special education students. His experiences include Director of PDE AEDY Program for VisionQuest, Director of Alternative Education for Youth Services Agency in Doylestown, PA, and as both Assistant Coach and Head Football Coach for Wyoming Area School District. In those capacities, Randy has been responsible for development, coordination, and management of educational programs, has supervised up to 100 employees, has operated ‘best practices’ education models and has mentored and coached students.
Trish E. Luberda, NcP
Email Trish at firstname.lastname@example.org | Call Trish at 570-213-7009
Trish comes to NEPA Inclusive with a long history in disability advocacy work. She was the sole proprietor of Advocating-4U, a disability education consulting company, and is currently a Certified Support Broker through the PA Office of Developmental Programs. She is also a nationally certified paralegal with over three decades of experience. Trish strives to find common sense solutions by partnering with families and like-minded colleagues who assist individuals in meeting their goals and achieving dreams while making use of all the tools and resources that are readily available to ensure an inclusive lifestyle for everyone. Her goal is to help support ALL individuals to find their best “everyday life” throughout their lifespan. She resides in Berks County, PA, and has been married for more than 30 years, where she raised three young adult daughters of her own. As a result of her children’s individual successes while overcoming their own challenges, she hopes to encompass her skillset to better guide everyone to embrace the ability that being a “lifelong learner” is where there is a place for everyone!
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