Executive Committee

Nancy Murray


Nancy Murray is a recently retired SVP at Achieva, President of The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh. She has more than 40 years of experience in the disability field in the areas of public policy, advocacy, family support, supports coordination, health care, and state government serving people with…

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Mitch Bilker


As Controller at Chestnut Hill College, Mitch manages the day-to-day financial operations of the Accounting Office and Financial Affairs including cash management, general ledger accounting, financial reporting, accounts payable, payroll and budget management, as well as general oversight of…

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Derek Baker

Past President

Derek Baker joined the PATF Board of Directors in 2010. Derek is a partner at Reed Smith, LLP, Philadelphia, specializing in commercial restructuring and bankruptcy law and has been recognized by several publications as a local and regional “leader” in restructuring and bankruptcy. Mr. Baker is…

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Additional Board Members

Lisa Bryant

Lisa Bryant is the Second Vice President of the Keystone Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest nationwide advocacy organization of the blind. As a freelance journalist, Bryant has written for such platforms as Generocity, Billy Penn, FunTimes and The Braille…

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Jeffrey W. Cooper

Jeff Cooper is Executive Director of the DREAM Partnership, which assists universities in establishing programs for students with intellectual disabilities and also provides scholarships. From 2001 to 2017 Jeff was President/CEO of UCP Central PA, a $32M non-profit advocacy and service organization…

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Sybille Damas

Sybille Damas is the Chief Operations Officer for Congreso de Latinos Unidos, with primary responsibilities overseeing the human resources, facilities, information technology and risk management departments. Since joining Congreso in September 2003, Sybille has held several program leadership…

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Charles Horton

Charles W. Horton Jr. has had an illustrious career spanning three decades in disability-related issues within various sectors including the government relations industry, nonprofit organizations, and advocacy. Residing Philadelphia, PA, Charles is a recognized expert in…

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Katherine Reim

Katherine Reim is the Regional Trust Liaison at ACHIEVA Family Trust (AFT). She works with beneficiaries to ensure that they have access to information pertaining to AFT as well as information on community resources such as PATF, waivers, etc. Before joining the staff full-time, Ms. Reim provided…

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Lisa Robinson

Lisa Robinson is a Veteran of the United States Army and Philadelphia native with more than 12 years' experience in the finance industry who has been able to apply her professionalism and skills to the home care industry. Lisa is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of My Independence at Home.…

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Heidi Sheehan

Heidi is currently the Controller and VP of Finance at the Barber National Institute, an organization meeting the needs of children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, or behavioral health challenges. She began her career in public accounting and subsequently worked in several…

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A. Kay Tyberg

Annita Kay Tyberg (Kay) is retired from corporate America where she was employed as office manager, executive secretary and administrative assistant to executives for companies like Texaco Oil, Procter and Gamble, Kraft/General Foods and organizations like Educational Testing Services (ETS), Ball…

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Dale Verchick

Dale Verchick has been an advocate at Disability Rights Pennsylvania since 2008, working for the rights of people with disabilities in various matters, including assisting inmates in accessing disability services; addressing barriers to employment for beneficiaries of Social Security; and guiding…

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