Meet Our Most Valuable Employee
Living Unlimited employs incredible staff and we want to share with you some of our best. Each quarter one employee is recognized for outstanding performance and effort by fellow employees. Although we believe that all of our staff are top notch, we want to focus on one person who has gained the respect of their peers. Please see below for our newest recognized employee!
It is time to announce our newest most valuable employee. We are happy to announce Vince Dangolovich, Rehabilitation Specialist, as our newest MVE. Vince started with Living Unlimited in early 2018 and has become known for teamwork, positivity and fabulous attitude. He completed training in the Supported Employment Program and is currently working on completing training for Customized Employment.
Vince always thinks of others and brings a sense of fun and enjoyment to our work environment! He is one our customer's favorite staff and has assisted many people in a short amount of time. He has also gained the respect of our referral agents and is often requested to provide their services. Vince never complains of working either long hours or during weekends or evenings as he is very committed to those with whom he works.
Below are some comments made by Vince's peers:
"He is always willing to help by covering my clients during emergencies."
" Vince is a sweet and positive co-worker that brings joy to my heart whenever I see him in the office."
" Vince works over hours weekly, rearranging his own schedule to ensure clients are covered"
" Vince has reached out to me several times to express concern for me with my struggles."
" His humor is refreshing and can be counted on to make me smile"
"He is always one of the first people to try to help others."
"He is personal and committed."
" Vince is honest, real and genuine."
"He is one of the most thoughtful people in the world - you are lucky if he call you "friend" and he calls many friend"
Past Most Valuable Employees: MaryBell Rosario, Fonda Shupper, Emily McNiff, Laura Slagle, Melinda George, Kendra Menth, Alison McClure, Josh Stevenson, Krystal Winkelman, JaTanna Parrish (twice), Lauren Dorosh, Amber Laylon
Meet Our Staff
Teresa Stickle - Living Unlimited President
Teresa “Terrie” Stickle graduated from Elizabethtown College where she received a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. Terrie has been in the field of vocational rehabilitation since 1987 and has been with Living Unlimited Inc since 1990. Terrie began her Living Unlimited career as a Regional Manger from 1990 to 2009 and was responsible for managing the home and community and vocational services in the South Region. During her tenure as manager, the region grew in geographical areas served and Terrie developed programming to better meet the needs of the people served. In addition to serving as President of Living Unlimited, Terrie also provides consultation to patients of the Hemophilia Center located at the Hershey Medical Center and is a certified vocational evaluator. In her spare time, Terrie enjoys spending time with family, traveling, boating and spending time at the beach.
LAUREN ROWE - MUSIC THERAPY DIRECTOR
Lauren Rowe, MT-BC came to Living Unlimited in January 2009 as a Music Therapist and was promoted to the manager in December 2010. Originally from Sunbury, PA, she is a graduate of Elizabethtown College and completed her internship at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. Lauren enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities, especially kids. When not working, she enjoys spending time at home with her husband and daughters. In her free time she also enjoys being crafty, playing guitar and cooking!
Matt Dewey - Program Manager
Matt Dewey joined the Living Unlimited team in August, 2018. He is a native of Luzerne County and graduated from King's College with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. Matt has held multiple positions in the social service field, assisting a variety of individuals with using their strengths and abilities to gain successful outcomes and more fulfilling lives. For the past 6 years, Matt has managed an Evidence Based, Supported Employment Program for a Behavioral Health Agency in Maryland. He is also credentialed as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. Matt is excited life brought him back to PA and he looks forward to using his own personal strengths and abilities to orchestrate positive change to the individuals and community stakeholders we serve. In his spare time, Matt cherishes his time with his daughter, running and cheering on his preferred sports teams.
Amy yordy - human resource coordinator
Amy Yordy joined the Living Unlimited team in January 2022 as the HR Coordinator and brings 11 years of experience in Human Resources. She is a graduate of Central Penn College and received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Certificate in Human Resources. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends doing outdoor activities like archery, kayaking and hunting. She also has a beloved Golden Retriever, Ellie.
Alison McClure - South Regional Manager
Alison McClure joined Living Unlimited in 2014. Previously, she has worked with teenagers in a residential facility in Mechanicsburg. She had enjoyed making the transition from a Youth Care Worker to a Rehabilitation Specialist (RS) and is looking forward to working with others towards their goals. Alison was promoted to Case Manager in August 2017 after demonstrating effective skills as an RS. She is also certified in Customized Employment. Alison lives in Camp Hill with her husband, two children; two parakeets and Siberian husky. She is a 2010 graduate from Harrisburg Area Community College with a degree in Social Services. Alison plays the bagpipes, enjoys doing paper crafts, managing the family Photography Business, classic literature and her Scottish heritage.
Jatanna parrisH - south regional manager
JaTanna (Seyler) Parrish is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in middle level teaching with a concentration in mathematics. JaTanna has worked in group homes for the previous three years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and doing arts and crafts. She began her career as a Rehab Specialist, before being promoted to Regional Manger in May 2021.
Zinah Husam - North Regional manager
Zinah Husam has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology obtained from Bloomsburg University. She started working with Living Unlimited, Inc. in July 2013 as a Rehabilitation Specialist. She was promoted to Case Manager in August 2017 and has many years of working with people who have disabilities. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, gardening, watching movie, and do it your self projects around her home. Zinah is also certified in customized employment services.
Amber laylon - NORTH REGIONAL MANAGER
Amber Laylon graduated from Lock Haven University with a Bachelor's degree in Disability and Community Services. Amber completed her Internship at Hope Enterprises working with individuals with disabilities. In January 2017, Amber joined Living Unlimited as a Rehabilitation Specialist. She was promoted to Regional Manager in May 2021. In her spare time she likes to workout, go hiking, and take her dog for walks.
James moore iii - NORTHeast REGIONAL MANAGER
James Moore III joined the Living Unlimited's Northeast team as Rehabilitation Specialist in August, 2019 and was promoted to Regional Manager in April 2021. James, a graduate of Marywood University, with a Bachelors of Social Work, accompanied by a History minor, has worked a number of years in human services. A few populations James has experience working with include the elderly, homeless, and people with disabilities. In his free time, James enjoys being with his family and friends, finding new adventures. James likes to listen to music, as well as create his own.
Ashley Howson - Music Therapy Manager
Ashley Howson MT-BC, joined the Living Unlimited team in June 2016. She graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy and a minor in Psychology. She completed her internship at Banner – University Medical Center, working with a variety of medical diagnoses, in Phoenix, Arizona. Ashley was promoted to MT Music Therapy Manager in June of 2018. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys cooking, canoeing, and painting.
Brenda Brownewell-Starner - Executive Secretary
Brenda Brownewell-Starner is the Executive Secretary for Living Unlimited, Inc. where she began her employment in 2015. Brenda has been in the Administrative Field since 1987 and has received numerous professional credentials. Brenda attended Harrisburg Area Community College for four years where she earned her Associates Degree as a Cardiovascular Technician. Brenda was on the Dean’s list each semester throughout those four years. Brenda completed her certification in Medical Billing and Healthcare Documentation through At-Home Professions, an on-line institute, with honors. Brenda is working towards her Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Management and Administration through Immaculata University.
Fonda Shupper - Administrative Secretary
Fonda Shupper came to Living Unlimited with many years of experience working with individuals with disabilities. She began working at Living Unlimited in December 2008 as a Rehabilitation Specialist before transferring in October 2014 to Administrative Assistant. Using her past job experience she helps to train and guide new staff with all of the variety of paperwork requirements upon joining our team. When she is not at work she can be found at home in Carlisle with her husband of over 15 years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, solving Sudoku puzzles and quilting.
Whitney Kenney - Administrative Secretary
Whitney Kenney came to Living Unlimited in April 2021. She is originally from Philadelphia, PA and currently resides in Williamsport, PA with my fiancé and 3 beautiful children. I went to school for Dental Assistant at Harris School of Business in 2013 and graduated in 2014. From Dental school I became a dental assistant and administrative assistant for the dentist. I have been in the administrative field for about 7 years now. She recently started college classes at Strayer university for Criminal justice. She is a very outgoing, fun person to be around. The main thing she loves to do is help people and put smiles on their faces.
Jack Hall - office clerk
Jack Hall came to Living Unlimited in February 2022. He is a native from Mechanicsburg and has a wealth of experience, previously working with the State of Pennsylvania, Holy Spirit Hospital, and the Navy Ships Parts Control Center. He has 4 children, for whom he was a stay-at-home father. Jack enjoys spending time outside and participates in camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and gardening activities to name a few. He also attends dirt track races and has a passion for cooking.
Krystal Winkelman, MT-BC, came to Living Unlimited in February 2009 as a Music Therapist. She graduated from Mansfield University and completed her internship at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. She received her Masters of Human Services from Liberty University in Lynchburg,VA. When not working, Krystal enjoys teaching percussion and spending time with her family.
Andrea Horner, MT-BC, came to Living Unlimited in August 2009. She is a 2009 graduate of Seton Hill University, in Greensburg, PA. Andrea completed her internship at Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack, NJ, where she gained experience working with clients of all ages with various physical and developmental disabilities. Outside of work, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and singing on her church choir.
Kelsy Purnell, MT-BC, started her professional career at Living Unlimited in July 2013. She completed her Bachelor's degree in music at West Chester University and coursework for certification at Immaculata University. Kelsy interned at Penn State Hershey Medical Center working with clients of all ages and with various diagnosis. Kelsy is board certified through the Certification Board for Music Therapists. While not at work, Kelsy enjoys many hobbies such as crafting, baking, photography, and singing.
Josh Stevenson, MT-BC, came to Living Unlimited in April of 2014. He graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy and a minor in general psychology. Prior to working at Living Unlimited, Josh completed his internship at Springfield Hospital Center, serving individuals with various mental health needs. While not at work, Josh enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as being outdoors. His hobbies include playing guitar, biking, and skiing
Cassandra Schoffstall, MT-BC, began her professional career at Living Unlimited in March of 2014. She graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy and a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience. She completed her internship at Lighthouse Neurological Rehabilitation Center working with adults with Traumatic Brain Injury and children with Autism. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Music Therapy with a concentration in Neurological Music Therapy. Outside of work, Cassy likes to spend time with her family outdoors biking, running, playing Frisbee and gardening.
Stephanie Strauss, MT-BC, began her professional career with Living Unlimited in 2015. A 2014 graduate of Elizabethtown College, she completed her internship at Matheny Medical and Educational Center where she worked with individuals with medically complex developmental disabilities. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, music, and reading.
Robert DiBartolomeo MT-BC, joined the Living Unlimited team in May 2021. He earned his Music Therapy degree in 2018 at Temple University and completed his academic internship at Friends Hospital. After graduation, Robert continued facilitating music therapy sessions in behavioral health facilities with clients of all ages. In his free time, Robert enjoys hiking, volunteering, playing games, and spending time with his nephews.
Andi received her music therapy degree from West Chester and Immaculata, along with her internship at Belmont Behavioral Health, in 2016. After graduation, she worked in behavioral and mental health facilities with adult individuals prior to joining Living Unlimited in November, 2021. Andi comes with experience as a music therapist and as a private music teacher!
Shay Cramer joined the North Region of Living Unlimited Inc. as a part-time Rehabilitation Specialist in June 2017. She graduates from The Pennsylvania State University in August 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In her free time, Shay enjoys spending time with her family, looking for antiques, and running with her dogs.
Jeannine Edris graduated from Messiah College in 2005 and earned a Bachelors in Psychology. She has a background in behavioral health and worked in the mental health field for 11 years before starting at Living Unlimited in 2017. Her hobbies include running, listening to music, watching movies, playing with my niece, taking care of my plants, and cooking.
Melanie Terwilliger joined the Living Unlimited team in January 2021 as a Project Search Skills Trainer within Wayne Memorial Hospital. Melanie is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Melanie has had previous experience working with children ranging from 2-10 years old in childcare and home environments. Melanie has also worked as a TSS, helping individuals meet goals on their IEPs. In her free time, Melanie enjoys spending time with her family, disc golf, snowshoeing, and hiking.
Alexandra Mizok has been working with Living Unlimited since June 2021. She was a Direct Service Professional for those with intellectual disabilities for almost four years before joining the Living Unlimited team. Alex graduated in 2020 from Lackawanna College with her BA in Human Services. In her spare time Alexandra enjoys spending time with friends and family. Alex also enjoys time spent with her two cats, Jack and Enik.
Raia Kreiser began working with Living Unlimited in September 2021. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services. When trying to decide on a major in school she realized that all my past jobs involved helping people which is what lead me to where I am now. Over the summer of 2021, she worked with kids ages 5-15 at a summer camp and loved helping them in any way they needed. In her free time she enjoys crafting, watching Disney movies and playing with her pets.
Jennifer Pidcoe joined Living Unlimited in November 2021. Jen graduates from Pennsylvania College of Technology with a Bachelor's degree in Human Services in December 2021. Prior to working for Living Unlimited, Jen worked for Community Service Group in their community residential rehabilitation group homes for individuals with intellectual and cognitive disabilities. In her free time, Jen enjoys walking her dog, coaching indoor soccer, and hanging out with her friends and family.
Kristien Quintanilla joined Living Unlimited in April 2022. Kristien graduates from Pennsylvania College of Technology in May 2022 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and Restorative Justice with a minor in Psychology. Before working for Living Unlimited, Kristien worked for Community Services Group. His position there was that of a Behavioral Health Advisor in the Community Residential Rehabilitation group homes for individuals with intellectual and cognitive disabilities. Kristien enjoys being outdoors and hanging out with friends and family.
Eric VanGorder joined Living Unlimited in February 2022. Eric graduated from Northampton Community College with an Associates degree in general arts with the intention of nursing. He has approximately a year of experience working with the elderly as both a care giver and a med tech. Eric brings over a decade of customer service experience working at a grocery store in a variety of positions, including management duties. Although new to the human service field, Eric believes he has found his calling and has future plans to go back to school to obtain a bachelor’s in human services. Eric has a strength and nutrition coach that keeps him busy with workouts and meal prepping in his spare time. He also likes to spend time with his family and friends.
Angela King, Rehabilitation Specialist came to Living Unlimited in February of 2022. Angela graduated in 1994 from Penn State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She has over 25 years of experience working with entry-level job seekers. Most recently, in August 2022 she retired from Penn State. In her free time, she likes to read, crochet and craft.
Val Davis is a graduate of Shippensburg University with majors in Psychology and Sociology as well as a minor in Social Welfare. In September of 2012, she returned to the Living Unlimited as a Rehabilitation Specialist. She first worked as a Rehabilitation Specialist for the Living Unlimited Program from 1988 until 2008. Her other experience includes acting as a service coordinator for the Act 150 Program and the Attendant Care Waiver at the Center for Independent Living of Central PA from 2008 until 2012. Some of Val's favorite hobbies include counted cross stitch, 3D decoupage, and decorating her home. Val's goal in life is to grow in her spiritual life and to continue to serve people as long as she can. Val recently completed training and testing to become a certified brain injury specialist.
James Giacobbe has been a Rehab Specialist with Living Unlimited as of January 2013. He graduated from Wilkes University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He most recently was employed in a group home where he had a role in helping adolescents achieve independence and permanent living arrangements. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, listening to music and spending quality time with friends and family. James recently completed training and testing to become a certified brain injury specialist as well as becoming certified in customized employment services.
Vincent Dangolovich III was thrilled to join the Living Unlimited Inc. family as a rehabilitation specialist in February 2019. Having earned a Master’s of Communication from Penn State, Vincent sought to find a career with greater meaning and fulfillment, leading him to his current position. Vincent’s eclectic background includes work as a retailer, actor, portrait photographer, improvisation performer, and even an multi-award winning close-up magician. It is his belief that all his experiences and learning prepared him for the engaging and varied work with LU. When not working or performing, Vincent enjoys great food, ballroom dance, and Pai Lum Kung Fu. He wishes to thank his friend, music therapist Kelsy, for the great tip on LU’s positions and life changing work.
Laura Slagle began her Living Unlimited career as a Rehabilitation Specialist in December 2015 before moving into management in October 2016. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with a minor is Sport Coaching from McDaniel College. She received a Master’s in Social work from Shippensburg University in 2014. In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her nephews as well as playing softball and watching sports on TV.
Amy Dove joined Living Unlimited in January 2020 as Rehabilitation Specialist. Amy attended Point Park College in Pittsburgh and completed her BA in English at York College of PA. She has 10+ years experience in the mental/behavioral health field, working with a variety of age groups. Her hobbies include sewing, cosplay, and historical swordsmanship. She is also a member of the Rebel Legion and the 501st Legion, volunteer Star Wars costume clubs.
Bailey Swaffar joined Living Unlimited in October 2020 as a Rehabilitation Specialist. She graduated from Auburn University in 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies with a minor in Psychology. Bailey has 3 years of experience working as a Clinical Research Coordinator in Hematology and Oncology. In her free time, Bailey enjoys spending time with her friends and family, cooking, reading, and watching college football.
Michaela Boner joined LU in November 2020 as a Rehab Specialist. She graduated from York college of Pennsylvania in 2016, with Bachelors degree in behavioral science with a concentration in human services and Gerontology. She began her career as a patient advocate at York hospital’s emergency department supporting families and patients impacted by trauma. Most recently, Michaela worked as a House Manager in Residential Services supporting clients with Developmental disabilities. In her role, she worked closely with clients and families to create and implement individual support plans to ensure they lived fulfilling lives. When Michaela is not working, she enjoys hiking with her dog, Milo, and listening to true crime podcasts.
Emily Prentice joined Living Unlimited in May 2021 as a Rehabilitation Specialist. She graduated from Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Biology. Emily has experience working with a variety of populations including elderly, people with traumatic brain injuries, and people with disabilities. Emily enjoys spending time with her husband and family, being outdoors, running, and knitting.
Johanna Schoeneck began working as a Rehabilitation Specialist in June 2021. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology with an Associates Degree in Human Services. She most recently worked for 9 years as a Direct Support Professional. Johanna loves being able to see people achieve their goals and then watch them as they change the lives around them. When she is not working, Johanna loves to explore places (new and old), photography, spending time with family, horseback riding and so much more.
Sharon Brandt came to Living Unlimited in July of 2021. Sharon has a degree from Messiah College in Political Science, however, her true passion is working with people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Previously Sharon worked as a substitute school teacher for various districts in emotional and support classrooms. Sharon’s hobbies include spending time with her three teenagers and husband, and also her Maltese named Scooby. Sharon enjoys talking about dogs, the Appalachian Trail and books.
Brian Wilson came to Living Unlimited in August of 2021. After growing up in South Carolina and getting a Therapeutic Recreation degree from Clemson, Brian eventually ended up moving to Harrisburg. He has been working with people with special needs for just over 20 years, mostly in the group home system. In his free time, Brian can be found working on his house, checking out new places or visiting friends. His other interests include the outdoors, space exploration, the night sky, gaming, and cookies.
Roberta Ousley came to Living Unlimited in January of 2022. She has worked in many behavioral health settings along with having some experience in pharmaceuticals and hospice. She is currently in grad school, working on her master’s degree in social work at Walden University. On her days off, she enjoys going to the gym, reading, photography, and traveling.
Alicia Tourella joined Living Unlimited in January 2022. Alicia graduated from Lock Haven University with a degree in Recreation Management, Therapeutic Track with a minor in Psychology. Alicia became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in July 2021. Alicia enjoys working with a diverse population of clientele. Alicia aims to do her due diligence to society and be an advocate for individuals across the board.
Matthew Mahalak joined Living Unlimited in January of 2022 as a rehabilitation specialist. He graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education. He recently taught for nearly seven years in the public school system and has a passion for mentoring young individuals. Matthew has taken lead with the CWI programs in the Northeast office. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his family and friends. He also has a huge love of movies and anything involving Halloween. Working with individuals with special needs has become a true blessing for Matthew. His husband and he have adopted two little girls, one with special needs. Living Unlimited has allowed Matthew to meet new people and make a difference in a community that is truly special to him.