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Institute on Disabilities Staff
Last Name First Name Title Phone Email Link to Biography
Feinstein Celia Executive Director 215-204-6561 shoes100@temple.edu Biography

Institute on Disabilities Staff
Last Name First Name Title Phone Email Link to Biography
Badger John Coordinator of Student Supports, Academy for Adult Learning 215-204-3031 tua18023@temple.edu Biography
Beckett Denise Project Coordinator 215-204-4979 denise.beckett@temple.edu Biography
Boddie Titania Program Coordinator, Academy for Adult Learning; Assistant Coordinator, Supported Leadership 215-204-3916 Tboddi01@temple.edu Biography
Bolden Yvette Administrative Assistant 215-204-1356 bolden@temple.edu Biography
Bolli Monica Office Manager 215-204-7556 monica.bolli@temple.edu Biography
Brown Anthony Coordinator of Academic Relations, Academy for Adult Learning 215-204-7177 anthony.brown0001@temple.edu Biography
Caruso Guy Coordinator of UCEDD West 724-934-1142 guy@temple.edu Biography
Cunningham Mary Kay Assistant Director of Technical Assistance 215-204-1485 mkrc@temple.edu Biography
DiLello Virginia Program/Publication Specialist 215-204-5398 ginger@temple.edu Biography
Dorsey Sandie Financial Coordinator 215-204-9557 sdorsey@temple.edu Biography
Evans Shenice Assistive Technology Specialist / Consumer Educator, TDDP program 215-204-5097 shenice.evans@temple.edu Biography
Fetterolf Katie Project Coordinator, Assistive Technology Lending Library 215-204-4914 Atlend@temple.edu Biography
Fialkowski Kate Director of Academic Programs 215-204-6560 kate.fialkowski@temple.edu Biography
Frantz Beverly Criminal Justice Project Director 215-204-5078 bfrantz@temple.edu Biography
Fullam Susan Director of Communication 215-204-1123 sfullam@temple.edu Biography
Goldstein Russell Project Coordinator, ACES program 215-204-9083 rgoldstein@temple.edu Biography
Gould-Taylor Sally Director of Research and Evaluation 215-204-5775 sgould-taylor@temple.edu Biography
Hatten Adora Assistant Administrator 215-204-1059 ahatten@temple.edu Biography
Helland Kathryn AAC Services Coordinator 215-204-3032 kathryn.helland@temple.edu Biography
Hornstein Shana Program Coordinator, Graduate Assistant 215-204-8424 Shana.Hornstein@temple.edu Biography
Jones-Furlow Mary Project Coordinator, Exemplary Services & Technical Assistance 215-204-6563 mjonesf@temple.edu Biography
Kennedy Jamie Web Production Assistant jamie.kennedy@temple.edu Biography
Lemanowicz Jim Assistant Director of Research 215-204-6562 jlemanow@temple.edu Biography
Letson Amy Graphic/Web Design Specialist 215-204-9558 amy.letson@temple.edu Biography
Lieberman Jule Ann Program Coordinator 215-204-2933 Jule.ann.lieberman@temple.edu Biography
McLaughlin Colleen Policy Director 215-204-9543 colleen.mclaughlin@temple.edu Biography
McLendon Michael Office Assistant 215-204-1353 mclendon@temple.edu Biography
McNally Sandra Assistant Director, Community Services 215-204-3370 smcnally@temple.edu Biography
Miller Kathy Director of Community Services 215-204-9395 millerk@temple.edu Biography
Phillips Stacy Communication Services Coordinator 215-204-3373 stacy.phillips@temple.edu Biography
Phim Thea Employment Here and Now Program Coordinator 215-204-3861 thea.phim@temple.edu Biography
Prioli Jamie Assistive Technology Specialist and Program Coordinator jamie.prioli@temple.edu Biography
Roccia-Meier Cathy Family Education Coordinator 215-204-1772 cathyRM@temple.edu Biography
Singleton Kim Director of Assistive Technology Programs   kim.singleton@temple.edu Biography
Sonneborn Lisa Project Coordinator, Visionary Voices 215-204-9542 lisa.sonneborn@temple.edu Biography
Troy Lisa Project Coordinator, TDDP 215-204-5966 ltroy@temple.edu Biography
Whiting Ross Inclusive Education Project Manager, Academy for Adult Learning 215-204-7660 ross.whiting@temple.edu Biography

John Badger
PHOTO: John BadgerMr. Badger is the Coordinator of Student Supports for the Academy for Adult Learning program, overseeing the mentoring and tutoring components, ensuring that each student is imparted with necessary supports. Since graduating from Temple University in 2010 with a BA in Psychology, Mr. Badger worked as an Employment Specialist in Bucks County, PA, with the adult special needs population, and spent a year teaching English as a Foreign Language in the city of Changsha, Hunan Province, China.


Denise Beckett
PHOTO: Denise BeckettMs. Beckett is the Community Services Project Associate, responsible for researching best practices in community board inclusion; organizing advisory committees, work groups and statewide trainings; and assisting in monitoring project subcontractors in the delivery of trainings to generic boards in order to include individuals with disabilities. Prior to joining the Institute, Denise served as the admissions administrator at a private academy. Ms. Beckett earned a master's degree in Advanced Theology from Chesapeake Seminary.


Titania Boddie
PHOTO of Titania BoddieMs. Boddie is the Project Manager of the Academy for Adult Learning (AAL) and is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of AAL. Titania serves as the primary instructor of the AAL seminar for both freshmen and seniors. Her essential functions include developing curricula, policies and procedures, presenting at city and state-wide events as well as planning and organizing events. In addition, Titania has worked with the Philadelphia Mental Health Center and Philadelphia School District supporting people with disabilities. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education at Temple University and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree through the Adult Organizational Development program, College of Education at Temple University.


Yvette Bolden
PHOTO of Yvette BoldenMs. Bolden is the Administrative Assistant for Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), responsible for many of the administrative functions of this Institute program.


Monica Bolli
photo of Monica BolliAs Office Manager, Ms. Bolli is responsible for the daily administrative operations in the Institute's main office. In addition, she works with several Institute programs including the Academy for Adult Learning and C2P2 Early Intervention. Before coming to the Institute, Monica spent more than 20 years in the consulting field at United Professional Plans Inc., a benefit design firm.


Anthony Brown
PHOTO of Anthony BrownMr. Brown is the Academic Relations Coordinator of the Academy for Adult Learning. He is responsible for leading the team of faculty, students and other ancillary professionals in developing an appropriate accommodation plan for each student auditing undergraduate and continuing education courses. Mr. Brown acts as the lead liaison with faculty in placing Academy students in undergraduate courses that match their interests and abilities. Mr. Brown has a Masters Degree in Education from Eastern University.


Guy Caruso, Ph.D.
PHOTO of Guy CarusoAs Western Coordinator, Dr. Caruso is responsible for training and related activities in western Pennsylvania. In addition, he provides technical assistance to Pennsylvania's ODP Independent Monitoring for Quality Program. He has worked in human services for more than 40 years as an advocate, teacher, trainer, researcher, and consultant. Dr. Caruso has a master's degree and a doctorate from Syracuse University and is a Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.


Mary Kay Cunningham
PHOTO: Mary Kay CunninghamMs. Cunningham is the Assistant Director of Technical Assistance, responsible for providing technical assistance to PA's Independent Monitoring for Quality Project, which assesses the satisfaction and quality of life of individuals receiving intellectual services through the Office of Developmental Programs and is a member of the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council. Before joining the Institute, Ms. Cunningham was Director of Quality Management at a provider organization. She is a PA DPW-ODP Certified Incident Investigator and a Personal Outcome Measure interviewer through the Council on Quality and Leadership. She has a BS in Psychology from Kutztown University and a MSW from Temple University.


Virginia DiLello
PHOTO: Virginia DiLelloAs Graphic Designer for the Institute, Ms. DiLello is responsible for designing and producing all print publications. She is both a designer and writer, following a project from conception to printing, insuring accessibility. Ms. DiLello has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Advertising from Temple and before joining the Institute, was a freelance writer and designer, with clients such as E.P. Henry, Wheaton Scientific and Renault Resort.


Sandie Dorsey
Ms. Dorsey is the Financial Coordinator at the Institute, with a variety of budgetary responsibilities. Prior to joining the Institute, she served as the Administrative Specialist with the Russell Conwell Learning Center for 15 years serving as student-parent liaison. Sandie is a graduate of MTI Business School in Newark, NJ.


Shenice Evans
PHOTO of Shenice EvansMs. Evans is the Assistive Technology Specialist and Consumer Educator for the Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP), at the Institute on Disabilities. She conducts presentations and device demonstrations for individuals, organizations, and at regional events. Ms. Evans develops outreach and recruitment strategies to increase awareness for current and new program initiatives. Ms. Evans has a Master's Degree in Special Education from Drexel University.


Celia Feinstein
PHOTO of Celia FeinsteinMs. Feinstein is Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities. Additionally, she directs the Institute's Leadership Development activities (Competence and Confidence: Partners in Policymaking) and all of its variations. In addition, Ms. Feinstein directs The Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Partnership for People with Disabilities and Families, as well as evaluation activities such as Independent Monitoring for Quality, Montgomery County monitoring and evaluating family support services. Ms. Feinstein received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an Master of Arts in Medical Sociology from Temple University. She has also completed her doctoral coursework in Medical Sociology.


Katie Fetterolf
PHOTO: Katie FetterolfMs. Fetterolf is the Project Coordinator for Pennsylvanias Assistive Technology Lending Library. She is responsible for processing and screening all device loan applications, and for managing and maintaining all lending library equipment for Pennsylvanias Initiative on Assistive Technology. Ms. Fetterolf is a graduate of the Institute's C2P2 Emerging and Established Leadership program. She has done a variety of volunteer work throughout the community, and has a Masters degree from Temple University.


Kate Fialkowski
PHOTO: Kate FialkowskiMs. Fialkowski directs the Institute on Disabilities' university-based education programs, including the Interdisciplinary Faculty Council on Disability, the Disability and Change Symposium, and the Disability Studies Certificate program. Ms. Fialkowski was an MIT Executive in Residence at the Media Lab's Center for Future Banking, a Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Public Policy Fellow at the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the Executive Director of The Arc Maryland. As an American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grantee, Ms. Fialkowski received her Master of Theological Studies (MTS): Biotechnology and Ethics from the JPII Institute at Catholic University of America. She also holds a BA in Technical Communication from Bowling Green State University. The Fialkowski family were involved in several landmark cases including Halderman v. Pennhurst State School and Hospital, PARC v. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Fialkowski v. Greenwhich Home for Children. Kate Fialkowski has worked on numerous national disability policy task groups including: "Building a National Agenda for Supporting Families with a Member with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" (2011) and "Enabling Adults with ID Affected by Dementia to Remain in Their Community and Receive Supports" (2012). National conference presentations include: "Including People with Disabilities in the Discussion of Domestic Abuse and Violence" (2016). Ms. Fialkowski and her brother David Fialkowski are active sibling advocates and have presented together at a number of events including Temple Institute on Disabilities Miniseries, "Siblings: Moving Beyond the Parent/Child Relationship" (2011).


Beverly Frantz, Ph.D.
PHOTO: Beverly FrantzDr. Frantz directs the Institute's criminal justice and sexuality initiatives, including curriculum development, research, and technical assistance at the local, state and national levels. She has published numerous journal articles, reports, and personal safety/sexual abuse curricula. Dr. Frantz earned a Master of Science degree from Villanova University and the London School of Economics and a Doctorate degree from Widener University in Human Sexuality.


Susan Fullam
PHOTO: Susan FullamAs Director of Information Dissemination, Ms. Fullam is responsible for all material created and distributed by the Institute, including web, print, audio and video. She spent the greater part of her career in publishing and communications in the private sector. After graduating from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Ms. Fullam served first as graphic designer, then as managing Editor, of a local newspaper. She then spent more than 10 years at TV Guide magazine as Director of Marketing Services.


Russell Goldstein
Photo of Russell GoldsteinMr. Goldstein is the Project Coordinator for the ACES program at the Institute. He manages the assistive technology devices that are housed at the Institute and he facilitates public awareness events as needed. Russell holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree from Temple University.


Sally Gould-Taylor, Ph.D.
PHOTO of Sally Gould-TaylorSally Gould-Taylor is the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Institute on Disabilities. She is responsible for the development, engagement and support of research protocol, method and analysis throughout the range of Institute programs and initiatives. Sally has worked on both qualitative and quantitative research projects in diverse fields of human services, disability, and education. Additionally, she has taught at Temple for seven years. Sally earned her Ph.D. in Urban Education with a focus on Anthropology of Education.


Adora Hatten
PHOTO of Adora HattenMs. Hatten is Coordinator of the Supported Leadership Initiative, which supports people with intellectual disabilities to participate on boards and committees as fully participating members. In addition, she serves as Assistant Administrator for the Institute, with a variety of budgetary responsibilities. Ms. Hatten has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Temple University and co-chairs the That All May Worship Network of Greater Philadelphia.


Kathryn A Helland, MS, CCC-SLP
Kathryn Helland photoMs. Helland is the AAC Services Coordinator at the Institute. She provides information, AAC evaluations and AT consults to consumers of Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT). Kathryn is a certified speech-language pathologist and has worked with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and complex communication needs. She received her bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and her Master's in Communication Disorders from William Paterson University.


Shana Hornstein
As Graduate Assistantship Coordinator, Shana Hornstein, Ph.D., BCBA-D assists in hiring graduate assistants from a variety of terminal degree programs across campus to work at the Institute and teaches a seminar on disability for the GAs. An assistant professor of Special Education, Shana earned her doctoral degree from Arizona State University. She has been a classroom teacher, a home-based and school-based consultant, and a professional development trainer in the areas of early childhood special education, Applied Behavior Analysis, and autism.


Mary Jones-Furlow
PHOTO: Mary Jones-FurlowMs. Jones-Furlow coordinates and manages the quality-of-life monitoring of individuals with intellectual disability who are Pennhurst class members living in Montgomery County. She also works with a similar project involving quality of life surveys with aging, disability and mental health consumers, funded through the Federal Money Follows the Person Initiative. In addition, she coordinates the Mini Course Lecture Series on Disability and co-facilitates training for organizations seeking to provide respite services for children with special health care needs. Ms. Jones-Furlow earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education from Albany State University (Albany, GA) and her Masters in Social Work Degree from Temple University.


Jamie Kennedy
PHOTO: Jamie KennedyAs Web Production Assistant, Ms. Kennedy updates webpages for the Institute while adhering to web accessibility standards. She has experience with graphic/web design, and web development. Ms. Kennedy received a bachelors degree in Multimedia Communications from Carnegie Mellon University and an associates degree in Web Design and Interactive Media from the Art Institute of Philadelphia.


Jim Lemanowicz
PHOTO: Jim LemanowiczMr. Lemanowicz is Assistant Director of Research at the Institute on Disabilities, as well as the Data Coordinator for the NIRS database. A 30+ year employee of Temple his responsibilities include statistical analysis and data management on multiple research projects. Mr. Lemanowicz co-authored several publications in developmental disabilities and presented at many forums. Currently his area of concentration is quality assurance, consumer interviews, and evaluation of the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Mr. Lemanowicz received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Temple University.


Amy Letson
PHOTO: Amy LetsonMs. Letson manages website development, photography, and social media for the Institute. She holds a BFA from the University of Delaware and a master's from Temple University. Her professional experience spans news, publishing, finance, nonprofit, and higher education sectors.


Jule Ann Lieberman
PHOTO: Jule Ann LiebermanAs Program Coordinator Ms. Lieberman provides information and assistance to consumers of Pennsylvanias Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT). She conducts assistive technology (AT) demonstrations and training and is responsible for public awareness activities to promote the PIAT's service goals. Ms. Lieberman has earned her MS in Low Vision Therapy from Salus University, Certificate in AT Applications from California State University Northridge and is a Certified Low Vision Therapist with more than 15 years experience of providing computer AT instruction to adults with vision loss and blindness. She recently founded EZ2C Foundation, a non-profit agency serving people adjusting to life with permanent vision loss and earned her Certification as Assistive Technology Professional from RESNA, and Certified Low vision Therapist from ACVREP.


Colleen McLaughlin
PHOTO: Colleen McLaughlinMs. McLaughlin is the Director of Policy at the Institute. She provides analysis, translation, and technical assistance with regard to state and federal policies that impact the lives of people with disabilities, families, and related stakeholders. Colleen also coordinates projects focused on the implementation of innovative practices aimed at increasing self-determination and community inclusion of people with disabilities. Colleen received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Temple University.


Michael McLendon
PHOTO: Michael McLendonMr. McLendon is Front Desk Office Assistant. His responsibilities include clerical services such as managing the front desk area during office hours, greeting visitors, receiving and forwarding incoming telephone calls, and managing incoming and outgoing mail. Michael also works for the Telecommunication Device Distribution Program, a program of the Institute, scanning important documents. After graduating from high school, Michael attended the Academy for Adult Learning, a program of the Institute.


Sandra McNally
PHOTO: Sandra McNallyMs. McNally is Assistant Director, Community Services at the Institute. She is Program Director for Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), and coordinates other funded statewide assistive technology activities, including iCanConnectPA, the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in Pennsylvania. Sandi is a parent of two children with disabilities, and holds a Masters Degree from Temple University.


Kathy Miller
PHOTO: Kathy MillerAs Director of Community Services, Ms. Miller directs the Academy for Adult Learning, Temple University's inclusive postsecondary educational program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Kathy is also responsible for overseeing the Institute's leadership development training programs. Kathy has a Master's Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University, and has worked alongside people with disabilities and families for more than 30 years.


Stacy Phillips
PHOTO of Stacy PhillipsMs. Phillips is the Communication Services Coordinator for the Institute. Her responsibilities include coordinating assessments for adults with intellectual disabilities who are deaf under the "Harry M" waiver. Ms. Phillips spent 10 years as a special education and autism support teacher in Philadelphia. She earned her Master of Science degree in Restorative Practices and Education from the International Institute for Restorative Practices, a Bachelor's of Science in Special and Elementary Education with certification in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Temple University, and has her American Sign Language Studies Certificate from the Community College of Philadelphia.


Thea Phim
PHOTO: Thea PhimMs. Phim coordinates the Employment Here and Now! program for which she provides management and oversight. Before coming to the Institute, Thea worked in New York City as an Employment Coordinator where she helped individuals with intellectual disabilities find customized employment. She holds a master's degree in Public Administration from the City University of New York and received the Employment Support Professional Certification through The Association of People Supporting Employment First.


Jamie Prioli
PHOTO: Jamie PrioliMs. Prioli is an Assistive Technology Specialist and Program Coordinator for the Reused and Exchanged Equipment Partnership (REEP), and is responsible for information, technical assistance, and device demonstrations related to assistive technology. She also specializes in Emergency Preparedness, AT and People with Functional Needs. For over 20 years she has worked with individuals with disabilities of all ages in home, school, work, and community settings. Ms. Prioli received her bachelor's degree from West Chester University and holds an Assistive Technology Professional Certificate (ATP) from RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America). She currently serves on the Board of Directors of RESNA.


Cathy Roccia-Meier
PHOTO: Cathy Roccia-MeierMs. Roccia-Meier is the Family Education Coordinator, with the C2P2/EI and C2P2/Family Leadership programs, as well as Philadelphia's Families First program. A graduate of the Institute's traditional C2P2 program and parent to a young man on the autism spectrum, she has been active in local and state issues, including serving as chairperson for the Philadelphia Local Right to Education Task Force; a member of the Coalition of Philadelphia Special Education Advocates and serves on the Board for the Arc of Philadelphia and Autism Sharing and Parenting Inc. She has recently been appointed to the Special Education Advisory Panel for PA.


Kim Singleton
PHOTO: Kim SingletonAs Director of Assistive Technology Programs, Ms. Singleton is responsible for programs to make technology available and useful to people served by the Institute. Prior to joining the Institute, Kim was a speech-language pathologist specializing in children and adults with complex communication needs, creatively enhancing lives with emerging technology. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, she received her Masters Degree in Speech Pathology from Miami University.


Lisa Sonneborn
PHOTO: Lisa SonnebornMs. Sonneborn produces Visionary Voices: Leaders, Lessons. Legacy. Visionary Voices tells the history of Pennsylvania's Intellectual Disability Rights Movement through oral history interviews, preservation of archival documents significant to the Movement, and through public performance and arts programs. For over twenty years, Ms. Sonneborn has produced media that is focused on issues meaningful to the disability community. Ms. Sonneborn earned her BA in Art History from Arcadia University, and her MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University.


Lisa Troy
PHOTO: Lisa TroyMs. Troy manages the day-to-day operations of the TDDP. Her responsibilities include approving equipment orders and invoices, overseeing policies and procedures, and preparing program reports. She attends national meetings (e.g. TEDPA) to maintain awareness of state-of-the-art technologies and consumer-responsive practices in the operations of telecommunications distribution programs, coordinates activities of the consumer educator, and supervises activities of the TDDP Project Coordinator. Lisa is a parent of an adult child with a disability and holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Social Work from Temple University.


Ross Whiting, Ph.D.
PHOTO: Ross WhitingDr. Whiting is the Inclusive Education Project Manager for the Academy for Adult Learning (AAL), and also conducts research at the Institute. Dr. Whiting coordinates the expansion of the AAL from a two-year to a four-year program. His primary focus is on creating a fully-inclusive, culturally-relevant, and student-centered experience. Dr. Whiting also leads a research team dedicated to answering questions using IM4Q data, and he supports other research efforts at the Institute. He is a former Philadelphia School District teacher and has a Ph.D. in Urban Education from Temple University.





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