Staff

Staff

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Management Team

Theotis W. Braddy, MSWCEOClick here to read their bio...

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Theotis W. Braddy, MSW

Position: CEO

Theotis W. Braddy has been working at the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 1988. As CEO, Mr. Braddy has created an independent living center that has become a strong and growing voice for persons with disabilities. Braddy graduated from Temple University with a Master’s degree in Social Work in 1988. He also attended Edinboro University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work.

At the early age of 15, Theo became a person with a disability due to a high school football accident. For over 30 years, Mr. Braddy has advocated on behalf of persons with disabilities.

Mr. Braddy has taught at Temple University as an Adjunct Professor teaching Social Welfare Policy I & II for students seeking their Masters Degree in Social Work at the Temple University Harrisburg Campus. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Millersville University teaching courses in Discrimination and Oppression of Persons with Disabilities.

Mr. Braddy serves on a number of boards and committees. He has been appointed by three different Governors to serve as a Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Human Relation Commission and was appointed by Governor Corbett to the PA Statewide Independent Living Council.

Mr. Braddy works diligently towards ensuring that the Americans with Disabilities Act is fully implemented to allow for full participation of all citizens with disabilities. In addition to his continued commitment and service as CEO of the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP), he is the Visionary behind Living Well With A Disability.

Mr. Braddy is married to Rovenia Braddy and is the father of two children, a daughter, Kimmi Braddy and a son, Theo Braddy II.

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Janetta W. Green, MBAChief Operating OfficerClick here to read their bio...

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Janetta W. Green, MBA

Position: Chief Operating Officer

Janetta W. Green has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 1989. As the Chief Operating Officer, Janetta administers the day-to-day operations of the organization by supervising all program managers/directors, ensuring program compliance, and supporting the CEO and CFO as needed.  Janetta holds a Bachelor’s degree from Alderson-Broaddus University and MBA from Eastern University. She has over 30 years working in Centers for Independent Living. She is an active member of the ADA Leadership Network, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, a Certified Accessibility Inspector, a member of Join Hands Ambassador Team, and serves on her church’s Parish-Pastor Relations Committee.

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Marilyn ZarreiiChief Financial OfficerClick here to read their bio...

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Marilyn Zarreii

Position: Chief Financial Officer

Marilyn Zarreii has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2014. As the Chief Financial Officer, Marilyn manages the development and implementation of financial processes and procedures to ensure that the agency’s financial position is stable. Marilyn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Elizabethtown College. Marilyn is an active member of her community. She serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors at Home Care for Living Well; the Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors at the Living Well Your Way; and a member of the Board of Directors at the Susquehanna Valley Federal Credit Union. In her free time, Marilyn enjoys reading a good book. She does not have a particular genre but she usually is reading five or six at a time depending on what mood she’s in.

What is her favorite thing about working with CILCP? I feel that I have autonomy to make things happen. I am lucky to be the member of a Management Team that has talents that are complimentary to mine. I also work with excellent fiscal team members that are flexible and hard working.

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Staff

Linda M. ArguedasDirector of AdministrationClick here to read their bio...

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Linda M. Arguedas

Position: Director of Administration

Linda Arguedas has been working at the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2016. As the Director of Administration, Linda manages the CILCP office, provides support to the Board, and coordinates Living Well Transport Services. Linda has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Lebanon Valley College as well as an Early Childhood Certificate from Penn State Capital Campus and a Child Development Credential from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Her professional strengths are in communications and organization. Prior to CILCP, she was the Canon for Communications, Programs, and Events for the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, spending time with her wonderful granddaughter, and volunteering as a Vestry member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Lebanon, Pa.

Her favorite thing about working at CILCP? The flexible work environment and “team” mindset.

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Pam AuerDirector of Living Well With A DisabilityClick here to read their bio...

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Pam Auer

Position: Director of Living Well With A Disability

Pam Auer has been working at the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2010. As the Director of Living Well With A Disability, Pam’s role is to supervise the Living Well Department, support the Living Well staff, and advocate for services that allow people with disabilities to live in the community. Pam holds a degree in Mental and Physical Disabilities from Edinboro University, and has 24 years of formal experience working in the field of Independent Living and Disability Rights Advocacy. Her personal disabilities include Spina Bifida, Fibromyalgia, a few autoimmune disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In her free time, Pam enjoys volunteering at her church, reading/listening to audio books, and spending time with her friends and family.

Her favorite thing about working at CILCP? Freeing our people! Pam enjoys assisting her brothers and sisters with disabilities in living freely in their own homes and communities.

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Sharon BehunDirector of Program Development and ExpansionClick here to read their bio...

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Sharon Behun

Position: Director of Program Development and Expansion

Sharon Behun has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2017. As Director of Program Development and Expansion, Sharon’s role is to develop new programs, such as Living Well Transportation Services, to further grow CILCP. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in sign language interpreting from Bloomsburg University, and is certified in transitioning and interpreting (CI and CT) by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). Prior to becoming the Director of Program Development, Sharon was the Director of the Pennsylvania Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing for 10 and half years.

Her favorite thing about working at CILCP? Advocating for Pennsylvanian’s who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing.

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Margo Brown-PinderSupports CoordinatorClick here to read their bio...

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Margo Brown-Pinder

Position: Supports Coordinator

Margo Brown-Pinder has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2010. As Supports Coordinator, Margo coordinates special services for consumers that reside in nursing homes by developing, monitoring and maintaining the integration of special services plans. Margo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication. Prior to becoming the Director of Specialized Services, Margo worked as an assistant social worker with people with physical disabilities. She has also been a supports coordinator working with waivers since 2006. Margo belongs to a disabilities ministry that provides resources and workshops for people with physical disabilities. In her free time, Margo enjoys spending time with her husband and children.

Her favorite thing about working at CILCP? Meeting new people and helping to complete goals.

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Robert ClappAssistant Director of Specialized ServicesClick here to read their bio...

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Robert Clapp

Position: Assistant Director of Specialized Services

Robert Clapp has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2005. As the Assistant Director of Specialized Services, Robert communicates with Specialized Service participants, staff, case managers and social workers. He also advocates, answers program questions, troubleshoots issues and supports the staff. Robert holds degrees in D.L.I., H.A.C.C., and K.C.A.I. Prior to the position as Assistant Director of Specialized Services, Robert worked as a CPARC Program Advisor, a CILCP Personal Attendant, a CILCP CSPPPD DME Peer Counselor, and with the CILCP OLTL Waiver Program’s Community Integration. In his free time, Robert enjoys volunteering in the community and accessing tech research. Robert also enjoys spending time with his family, two cats and dog.

His favorite thing about working at CILCP? Providing advocacy and empowerment to participants while assisting with challenges in nursing facilities and transition to the community.

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Marsha DrenthDeafBlind Living Well Services Program ManagerClick here to read their bio...

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Marsha Drenth

Position: DeafBlind Living Well Services Program Manager

Marsha Drenth has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2015. As the DeafBlind Living Well Services Program Manager, Marsha provides coordination services to people who are deafblind. Most days, Marsha is on the road seeing consumers and teaching them about SSP services. Marsha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and graduated from Temple University. Her personal disabilities include deafblindness (totally blind and hard of hearing). In her free time, Marsha is an avid reader of all non-fiction books. She is also a crocheter, shopper, chocolate lover and purple enthusiast. Marsha enjoys spending time with her family and special service dog who is trained to guide, alert and help with balance. 

Her favorite thing about working at CILCP? Every day is different. I work with consumers who I can understand and who know I understand them.

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Carrie M Fowler, MSWLiving Well Specialist/Community AdvocateClick here to read their bio...

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Carrie M Fowler, MSW

Position: Living Well Specialist/Community Advocate

Carrie M Fowler has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2017. As a Living Well Specialist/Community Advocate, Carrie advocates for individuals with disabilities. Carrie holds a Master’s degree in Political Social Work and attended Shippensburg University. Prior to working for CILCP, she was a grassroots organizer and advocate. Carrie serves on the Harrisburg School District Board, as the chair of the Academic, Instruction and Student Services Committee, and a member of the Policy Committee. She is also a Foundation for Hope Board Member, and an Organizer for the DCCC. Carrie has a mental health disability. In her free time, Carrie enjoys serving as a Local Organizer for the Dauphin County Democrats, engaging in Grassroots Activism, and spending time with family and friends.

Her favorite thing about working at CILCP? Advocating and educating for a individuals with disabilities.

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Brenda Harding-AlbertCommunity Resource SpecialistClick here to read their bio...

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Brenda Harding-Albert

Position: Community Resource Specialist

Brenda Harding-Albert has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2017. As the Community Resource Specialist, Brenda’s role is to give information and referral to services as well as coordinate the LINK program. Brenda holds a Bachelor’s degree in History along with a Social Studies Certification. Prior to becoming the Community Resource Specialist at CILCP, Brenda worked with people with mental illness for 16 years. In her free time, Brenda enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and two dogs.

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Kaori KellyNursing Home TransitionClick here to read their bio...

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Kaori Kelly

Position: Nursing Home Transition

Kaori Kelly has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2016. As a Nursing Home Transition Specialist, Kaori frees people with disabilities from institutions. Kaori went to Columbia International University to study Missions and General ministries. In her free time, Kaori is a puppy raiser for Susquehanna Service Dogs.

Her favorite thing about working at CILCP? Making positive changes in people’s lives.

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Madeleine McMahonCSPPPDClick here to read their bio...

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Madeleine McMahon

Position: CSPPPD

Madeleine McMahon has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2011. As a Support Service Coordinator, Madeleine visits nursing home consumers, prepares goals with consumers to support identified independent living, and connects people to resources in the community. Madeleine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications/English Literature from LaSalle University. Her personal disability includes ADHD. Madeleine is a member of her church council and enjoys playing chess at the local library, reading and writing. Her special talents include whistling, driving, playing tennis and cooking.

Her favorite thing about working at CILCP? Realizing that the visits I make are not only important to the individuals, but to myself and the disability community at large. Each visit provides another round of fuel to our conviction that people who need supports need to be and most often want to be supported in the least restrictive environment.

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Ahmed MohassebSenior AccountantClick here to read their bio...

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Ahmed Mohasseb

Position: Senior Accountant

Ahmed Mohasseb has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2017. As the Senior Accountant, Ahmed oversees taxes, billing, payroll and accounts payable and receivable. Prior to working at CILCP, Ahmed worked at a bank in Egypt and the United States. His personal disabilities include polio in his right leg and sarcoidosis. In his free time, Ahmed enjoys playing wheelchair basketball, track and field, and participating in the Paralympics. Ahmed’s special talents include swimming, racing in his wheelchair and basketball.

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John O-RourkeCSPPPDClick here to read their bio...

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John O-Rourke

Position: CSPPPD

John O-Rourke has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2011. As the Service Coordinator for the Specialized Services Program, John seeks interest from referrals CILCP receives, monitors care that people receive at skilled facilities, refers participants to resources such as advocacy, peer support, nursing home transition, community integration, equipment, and transportation services as needed. John holds a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh, with a specification in rehabilitation counseling. His personal disabilities include extreme kaleidoscopic vision from RP. John is also a prostate cancer survivor. Prior to working for CILCP, John worked for TRCIL Services, which shaped his abilities to learn more about independent living history and philosophy. In his free time, John enjoys playing different instruments, exercising his wicked sense of humor and spending time with his wife, Debbie.

His favorite thing about working at CILCP? I like it when the people I serve feel better about themselves and then learn to believe in themselves as I work with them.

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Nora L. ProctorLead Van Driver and TrainerClick here to read their bio...

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Nora L. Proctor

Position: Lead Van Driver and Trainer

Nora Proctor has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2017. As Lead Van Driver and Trainer, Nora is responsible for transporting individuals to events and activities throughout the day. In addition to her role at CILCP, Nora is the owner of P & R Bakery in Harrisburg. In her free time, she enjoys crafts, interior design, baking and playing card games.

Her favorite thing about working for CILCP? Meeting new people!

Yolanda QuinonesCSPPPDClick here to read their bio...

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Yolanda Quinones

Position: CSPPPD

Yolanda Quinones has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2004. As a CSPPPD, Yolanda develops and maintains service plans of care. She also facilitates and monitors the integration of specialized services with the provision of nursing facility and special rehabilitative services. Yolanda has also worked with the Durable Medical Equipment Program. Her personal disabilities include being a cancer patient. In her free time, Yolanda enjoys crocheting booties for both local pregnancy centers and cancer centers.

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Kathy ReischIM4QClick here to read their bio...

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Kathy Reisch

Position: IM4Q

Kathy Reisch has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2016. As an IM4Q Coordinator, Kathy oversees the Independent Monitoring for Quality Program that is contracted by three Administrative Entities (6 Counties including Cumberland/Perry, Dauphin, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata) to conduct Quality of Life Surveys for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Kathy holds a degree from Harrisburg Area Community College. Prior to working for CILCP, Kathy has advocated for individuals with intellectual disabilities for over 30 years. In her free time, Kathy enjoys camping and boating/fishing with her family. She is also a Lifetime Member of the Girl Scouts, providing support to troops in local communities as needed.

What is her favorite thing about working with CILCP? Enabling individuals with intellectual disabilities to express how they feel about the services they receive and the changes to services and their lives that they would like to see happen through their participation in the IM4Q survey.

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Shaun RobisonCSPPPDClick here to read their bio...

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Shaun Robison

Position: CSPPPD

Shaun Robison has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2014. As a CSPPPD, Shaun advocates for residents within nursing homes while working closely with the nursing staff and social workers to ensure all the residents’ needs are being met. He tries to help improve upon the living situation of residents and empower them to make their own decisions so they can live more independently. Shaun holds a Secondary Education Diploma from GACTC in Computer Repair/Programming/ and General Electronics, as well as an Associates Degree from Mt. Aloysius College In Computer Science. His personal disabilities include being diagnosed with MS in 2007. In his free time, Shaun enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. He also enjoys the outdoors through fishing, hunting, 4-wheeling, kayaking, or walking.

His favorite thing about working at CILCP? Knowing he is making a real impact.

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Lynn Stewart-Krieger, C.E.A.C., CAPSDirector of Home Modifications & AccessClick here to read their bio...

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Lynn Stewart-Krieger, C.E.A.C., CAPS

Position: Director of Home Modifications & Access

Lynn Stewart-Krieger has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2004. As the Director of Home Modifications and Access, Lynn oversees home modifications for several funding sources and works with contractors to meet the access needs of persons with disabilities and the elderly. She provides training and surveys on the ADA, housing, home modification issues and accessibility. Lynn also provides ADA surveys for businesses. Lynn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice and Counseling from Pennsylvania State University. In her free time, Lynn enjoys travel to warm places, PSU sports, kayaking, reading, lying in her pool, and spending time with family and friends. Lynn is the Treasurer for the Affordable Housing Assonates of Dauphin Co, Mohn Street Affordable Housing and The Self Determination Housing Project of Pa. She is also a former board member for Rebuilding Together.

Her favorite thing about working at CILCP? I love what I do because I make a difference in people’s lives. I know a lot of people say that. I do. I modify homes allowing people access to additional parts of their lives. They can shower and use the ramp to get out and go to work, church, shopping, or the movies. I might install a lift, which will allow a mom to put her child to bed on the second floor, or allow a son to have thanksgiving dinner with his family. I make a difference and I’m proud of what I do.

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Ann Talbot, MSWDirector of CSPPPDClick here to read their bio...

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Ann Talbot, MSW

Position: Director of CSPPPD

Ann Talbot has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 1990. As the Director of CSPPPD, Ann supervises the Specialized Services program through a grant from Office of Long-Term Living. The statewide program provides service coordination, peer counseling, and community integration to eligible nursing home residents in the Commonwealth. She also supervises staff, independent contractors and clerical support staff; prepares billing; oversees contract tasks; conducts Durable Medical Equipment assessments; meets with nursing home residents; and prepares reports and oversees staff training. Ann holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Temple University.

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Erin Weierbach, CESPLiving Well SpecialistClick here to read their bio...

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Erin Weierbach, CESP

Position: Living Well Specialist

Erin Weierbach has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2016. As a Living Well Specialist, Erin advocates for people with disabilities on an individual and systematic level. She also provides information and referrals to ensure people have access to appropriate services and supports. Erin holds a certification as an Employment Support Professional. Prior to working for CILCP, Erin worked with people with disabilities for more than 10 years to support them in achieving their goals and discovering their potential for success. Her personal disabilities include Charcot Marie Tooth disease. Erin is also the Harrisburg area branch leader for the Charcot Marie Tooth Association (CMTA) and brings community resources together to educate and empower branch members. When she is not working, Erin is busy operating her food truck, Get Smok’d BBQ.

Her favorite thing about working at CILCP? Working WITH and not FOR someone to give them the chance to take ownership over their lives and feel empowered by their decisions.

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Ben WilliamsAdministrative AssistantClick here to read their bio...

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Ben Williams

Position: Administrative Assistant

Ben Williams has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2016. As an Administrative Assistant, Ben assists the CILCP staff with anything they might need. His tasks range from making copies and answering phones to IT assistance. Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Prior to working for CILCP, Ben focused on peer education on health related issues including but not limited to STI’s and Alcohol Safety. He also did a lot of sexual violence prevention on campus. In his free time, Ben enjoys working on his car. He also enjoys the occasional video game. His special talents include singing and playing the drums.

His favorite thing about working at CILCP? He loves being able to help people. Although he doesn’t help consumers directly, he finds just as much value in helping the CIL staff so that they can better help someone else.

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Ellen WintersAdministrative AssistantClick here to read their bio...

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Ellen Winters

Position: Administrative Assistant

Ellen Winters has been working at the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2017. As an Administrative Assistant, Ellen organizes information, maintains databases, and provides administrative support when needed. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Adelphi University, as well as a PA Teacher Certification in Family Consumer Science, Elementary, and Early Childhood Learning Disabled. Prior to joining CILCP as an Administrative Assistant, Ellen taught Resistance Training Fitness Classes for Penn State Cooperative Extension (Cumberland County). She also taught students of all ages (3-21) and abilities classes such as family consumer science and computer skills in South Carolina. In her free time, Ellen enjoys hiking and walking in nature, traveling, line dancing, yoga, and reading spiritual books. She has been happily married to her high school sweetheart for 42 years, and they have three children and four grandchildren.

Her favorite thing about working at CILCP? Working alongside authentically caring and capable professionals who are dedicated to achieving the best results for their consumers. She feels good about helping her co-workers improve the quality of their consumer’s lives.

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Cindy YoungSubsidiary Accounting LiaisonClick here to read their bio...

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Cindy Young

Position: Subsidiary Accounting Liaison

Cindy Young has been working for the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania since 2015. As a Subsidiary Accounting Liaison, Cindy supervises the HCLW Payroll, HCLW Accounts Payable, HCLW Accounts Receivable, LWYW Payroll, LWYW Accounts Payable, and LWYW Accounts Receivable. Prior to working for CILCP, Cindy gained 20 years of payroll experience. Cindy is married and has a daughter, Chelsea, who is 27. She enjoys spending time with her cats and two dogs, Rosie and Naji.

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