Dr. Connie Dewey

Dr. Connie Dewey is a retired educator and public school administrator. She taught secondary mathematics for sixteen years and served as middle school principal for eight years. She currently works as a College Supervisor for pre-service teachers at Wilson College in Chambersburg. She volunteers with Franklin County Special Olympics as the athlete leadership team mentor […]

Karen Gross

Karen Gross is a PR practitioner with more than 20 years of experience working for marketing and public relations firms in the Central Pennsylvania region. As Vice President of Suasion, LLC, Ms. Gross provided strategic communications and marketing expertise to a variety of non-profit and healthcare clients throughout the state. She has extensive experience working […]

Leslie G. Reis

As a Senior Manager for CVS Health since 2013, Leslie G. Reis oversees a workforce strategies team of five professionals, and fiscal responsibility for the department. These leaders provide support in major markets, including the Mid-West, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern parts of the United States. As the former department lead on military programs and alliances, she […]

Eloise “Ellie” Myers

Ellie Myers has devoted her life to supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities through developing community-based services and self-determination principles and policies. With a BA degree in Sociology from Susquehanna University and a Masters in Public Administration from Penn State, she was one of the builders of the community intellectual disabilities and early intervention systems while […]

Michael Vovakes

Michael served at the pleasure of the Governor as Special Assistant to the Secretary and then as Deputy Secretary for Compensation and Insurance Programs at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. He then went on to be a Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor. Michael lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania with […]

Bruce D. Schwartz

Mr. Schwartz is the founder and served as the first President of AHEDD.  He has been an active advocate for persons with disabilities for over 50 years.  Mr. Schwartz was at the forefront in designing and demonstrating individualized on-site job training concepts that today comprise what is known as “Supported Employment”.  He foresaw a future […]

Lindsay Hough

Lindsay is a management consultant with expertise in assisting government agencies and institutions of higher education to transform their systems, processes, and organizational strategies to take advantage of new technology innovations as well as address financial constraints, new policies and citizen demands.  She has worked with clients in over 35 states, including health and human […]