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!
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.
Bailey swaffar - south Regional manager
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. She was promoted to regional manager in May 2022. In her free time, Bailey enjoys spending time with her friends and family, cooking, reading, and watching college football.
Amber shaheen- NORTH REGIONAL MANAGER
Amber (Laylon) Shaheen 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.
josh stevenson- NORTH REGIONAL MANAGER
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. In December 2022, Josh was promoted to Regional Manager of our North region. 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
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.
melanie terwilliger - NORTHeast REGIONAL MANAGER
Melanie Terwilliger joined the Living Unlimited team in January 2021 as a Project Search Skills Trainer within Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was promoted to Regional Manager of Living Unlimited's Northeast Region in December 2022. 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.
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.
jennifer toner - Administrative Secretary
Jenn came to Living Unlimited in March of 2023 as a Secretary in our North region. After growing up in Williamsport Pennsylvania and graduating from Loyalsock Township High School, she traveled around the country working in Early Childhood Education with children ranging in age from 0 to 13. Settling back into life in Pennsylvania, Jenn spends her free time with her very cute dog, catching up on an ever expanding ‘to-be-read’ pile of books, or getting terribly lost inside a mess of art supplies.
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.
divina Moore - office clerk
Divina Moore came to Living Unlimited in January 2023 as an Office Clerk. Originally from Bronx, NY, she attended UoP and holds a degree in Medical Office Management. Divina loves volunteering in her community and enjoys baking and spending time with her kids in her free time.
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.
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.
Brooke Kezic, MT-BC originally came to Living Unlimited in May 2017 as a Music Therapist and Rehabilitation Specialist. After her second child was born, she took a step back to stay at home with her children for a year. In June 2022, she returned to Living Unlimited as a Music Therapist. Born and raised in Carlisle, PA, she graduated from Temple University and completed her internship at Masonic Village of Elizabethtown, PA specifically working on the memory care units. Brooke enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities, but her current passion is working with children. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys gardening, being outdoors and making music.
Aria Greendyk, music therapy student, joined Living Unlimited in September 2022 as a music therapy intern. Aria is originally from New Jersey and is in the last stage of completing her degree at Montclair State University, in Montclair, NJ. Aria loves connecting intentionally with each person that she works with, and always learning to be more creative and explore new music. Family is a big part of Aria's life outside of work, and aside from time spent with them, Aria loves to spend time outside hiking or gardening, or inside baking or reading.
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.
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.
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.
LaTia Manigault became a member of Living Unlimited’s vocational team in August of 2022 as a Rehabilitation Specialist. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Behavioral Science and a minor in Sociology. Her career began working with children, but she has developed a newfound love providing support to adults and assisting them in living an everyday life. When not working LaTia enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling. She is currently working on her green thumb with indoor plants and plans to venture to the outdoors to try gardening next.
Bianca Ennis began employment with Living Unlimited in March 2023. Bianca is originally from Montclair, NJ and is now located in the Northeast Region of PA, specifically Stroudsburg. She attended Montclair High School and Wilkes University. Bianca has worked in behavior health as a Direct Support Professional and Behavioral Health Technician, working with adults and children. Bianca is also a licensed barber stylist and owns a hair studio in East Stroudsburg, PA. Her greatest accomplishment was becoming a mother to three fantastic children. Bianca has been a "Sports Mom" for the last 12 years and has volunteered with several sports programs and camps in the Stroudsburg area. Her passion is working with and supporting children of all ages and she is very well known in her community for dedicating so much of her time helping children and their families.
Kathleen Tarr came to Living Unlimited in March 2023 as a Rehabilitation Specialist. Ms. Tarr is a graduate of Central Penn College. Kathleen enjoys helping people within her community of all ages in any way that she can. When she is not at work, she loves spending time with her fiancé and two cats.
Taylor Downing came to Living Unlimited in March 2023 as a Rehabilitation Specialist. She attended Goucher College and is currently working on obtaining her Master's Degree in Education for Instructional Design and Technology for Adult Education. She previously was employed at Baltimore County Government as a Retirement Benefits Specialist. She is passionate about helping people get back to work. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, watching old movies, going for walks, traveling to new areas in PA and MD, spending time with my family and friends, eating good food and attending church.
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.
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.
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.
Joshua Dippold, BA came to Living Unlimited in July 2022 as a Rehabilitation Specialist 2. Originally from St. Mary's, PA, he is a graduate of the former Clarion University and has years of experience ranging from CYS to Social Service Directing. Josh has worked with a variety of age ranges from children to the elderly. When not working, he enjoys activities such as hiking, rock climbing, going to the gym, and a love of cooking.
Chris Kulkusky came to Living Unlimited in July of 2022 as a Rehabilitation Specialist. Chris has spent years supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and mental health diagnosis in the South Central PA region. Chris is also a singer-songwriter and musician. He plays under the name Ruddy Turnstone.
Courtney McComb, MT-BC came to Living Unlimited in July 2022 as a Rehabilitation Specialist. Originally from the tiny mountain town of New Albany, PA, Courtney graduated from Marywood University and has previously worked within the Harrisburg School District as a truancy mentor. In her off time, she enjoys playing videogames, making music, and cuddling with her cats.
lori j bird ash
Lori J Bird Ash came to Living Unlimited on 8/8/22 as a Vocational Rehabilitator. She is from Bloomsburg, where she graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Lori has worked with people of different backgrounds and ages. In her spare time she takes care of her 16 year old Puggle, Buster Brown, spends time with Joshua, her son, and her significant other, John.
Gabrielle Freeman came to Living Unlimited in August 2022 as a Rehabilitation Specialist. She graduated from Lock Haven University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She recently worked as a student aide at a school for children with emotional and/or Autism support needs. In her spare time, Gabrielle enjoys spending time with her family and friends and chilling with her cats, Lydia and Artemis, and dog, Ollivander Fitzwilliam. Gabrielle also loves doing puzzles, coloring, and playing video games!
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.
Sarah Close came to Living Unlimited in September 2022 as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist. Originally from Scranton, PA, she is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Sarah enjoys helping individuals of all ages achieve their goals. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as her dog and cat. She also enjoys traveling, camping, and experiencing new things!
James Wenger came to Living Unlimited in October 2022 as a Rehabilitation Specialist. Originally from Lancaster PA he now resides in Bellefonte PA and has a BA in Political Science and Sociology from Pennsylvania State University. James has over 23 years of customer service and more than 3 years experience of volunteering with individuals with disabilities. When not working he enjoys playing video games and exercising at a local gym.
Kaitlyn Stratton came to Living Unlimited in December 2022 as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist. Originally from New Jersey, Kaitlyn is a graduate of Montclair State University with a major in Justice Studies and Psychology. Kaitlyn has a passion for helping all individuals strive to set goals and be their best self. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and two dogs, Otis and Bear. She also enjoys playing guitar, singing, and reading books.